Clarke backs himself for Ashes

Australian captain Michael Clarke said Tuesday he believes he can play all five Ashes Tests against England and has years of cricket left in him, despite being plagued by chronic back problems.

George Bailey: Leading by example

Australia’s stand-in skipper George Bailey continued his phenomenal form as he slammed 98 against India in the fourth ODI at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi.

Ashes 2013, 1st Test: Anderson guides England to 14-run win over Australia

In yet another fascinating Ashes Test, James Anderson displayed a superb spell of swing bowling on Day 5 as a result of which England defeated Australia by 15 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match series.

Australia can bounce back: Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke is confident that his team can come back from the close defeat at Trent Bridge to win the second Test at Lord`s starting on Thursday.

Ashes 2013, 1st Test, Day 2: Australia vs England - As it happened...

Updates from Day 2 of the first Ashes Test between Australia and England.

Clarke`s `sparkling` ton against Worcestershire boosts Oz `ideal` Ashes preparations

A sparkling century hit by Australian captain Michael Clarke in his side`s penultimate day of their final Ashes warm-up game against Worcestershire have completed an ideal preparation for the Ashes for the side.

Relief for Oz as Clarke named in squad for Ashes opener against Somerset

Australian captain Michael Clarke has been selected to play in the first Ashes tour warm-up game against Somerset on Wednesday, giving a much-needed boost to Australia`s Ashes campaign.

Wisden tears apart Pietersen behaviour during SA`s Eng tour

Kevin Pietersen has come under sharp attack in the 150th edition of Wisden Almanack, which has described the star batsman`s behaviour as ‘arrogant’ during South Africa-England series last year when the SMS saga led to his ouster from the national side.

Steve Waugh backs women to compete along men in Big Bash

Former Test captain Steve Waugh has said it`s time to consider adding one female player to each Big Bash League T20 team`s roster based on the success and ability of Australia`s elite women`s cricketers.

Goa Assembly moves motion thanking Team India for emphatic win

Goa Legislative Assembly today moved a motion congratulating Team India for its historic victory over Australia in the Test series.

Aussie team worst ever: Oz media

The Australian media has left no stones unturned in slamming the national Test team for their shambolic performance during their humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India, branding the current team as worst ever.

Michael Clarke to consult medics before making IPL Commitments

Australian captain Michael Clarke has said that he will consult with medical experts before making a decision about playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL), although he added that it is unlikely that his back and hamstring problems will keep him out of the Ashes tour.

Jadeja cautioned over `wild celebrations`

India`s left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was cautioned by Pakistani umpire Aleem Dar for his wild celebrations after taking Australian opener David Warner`s wicket, on the third day of the fourth cricket Test at the Ferozeshah Kotla, on Sunday.

Australia ruing, not sledging against India: Nathan Lyon

Spinner Nathan Lyon had said that Australia were ruing not attempting to intimidate India earlier in the series, adding that the verbal altercation between opener David Warner and Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the Delhi Test may have been one of the factors behind Indian captain MS Dhoni`s dismissal.

Aussie ‘comeback kid’ Smith wants to keep all-rounder tag

Australia`s `comeback kid` Steve Smith has said that he will not be giving up leg-spin bowling and still wants to be considered as an all-rounder, even after wowing critics and the public with his batting prowess since coming off the bench in India in the final two Tests of the series.

Clarke hopeful of Watson playing fourth Test

Despite a miffed Shane Watson contemplating quitting Test cricket, Australian captain Michael Clarke today expressed hope that the vice-captain would return to India for the fourth and final Test in Delhi.

Hughes not given preparation time: Coach

Struggling Australian batsman Phil Hughes`s batting mentor has lashed out at Cricket Australia for denying his ward preparation time ahead of his maiden India Test tour.

Clarke to move up the order after "unacceptable" performances

A distraught Michael Clarke will promote himself up the order in the remaining two Tests against India, saying his team`s "unacceptable" batting performances has left him with no other choice.

Dhoni`s innings was a game-changer, admits Michael Clarke

Australian captain Michael Clarke today conceded that it was Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s double century that turned out to be a game-changer as they were completely outplayed by India in the first cricket Test here today.

Clarke concedes rotation policy hurting Oz

Captain Michael Clarke has admitted Cricket Australia’s (CA) dubious rotation policy is hurting them as in-form players are not getting a proper run in the team.