Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia
Virat Kohli ready for challenge of leading India against Australia

Indian star Virat Kohli said Sunday he was ready for the in-your-face pressure in store for his Test captaincy debut against Australia in next month`s opening Gabba Test.

India get off to stuttering start on Oz tour
India get off to stuttering start on Oz tour

Even before India's tour of Australia has gotten under way, the superstar cricket team seems to have taken a stuttering start as they kept the police, fans, media and a Cricket Australia official waiting in Adelaide.

Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series
Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series

Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India.

Cricket Australia prepared for early morning arrival by Indian team: Report
Cricket Australia prepared for early morning arrival by Indian team: Report

Cricket Australia's officials were all geared up this morning to receive the Indian cricket team for the much-anticipated Test and limited-overs series here -- the only problem was that they got the timing of the visitors' arrival wrong.

Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's "marketing" comment
Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's "marketing" comment

Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday.

Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh
Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh

 Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".

Michael Clarke not ready to play cricket yet: Physiotherapist
Michael Clarke not ready to play cricket yet: Physiotherapist

Captain Michael Clarke was not ready to play cricket at the moment due to a hamstring injury but it was hoped he could be available for the first test against India in two weeks, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said on Thursday.

Ed Cowan confident day-night Tests will be successful but doubts pink balls visibility for spectators
Ed Cowan confident day-night Tests will be successful but doubts pink balls visibility for spectators

Australia batsman Ed Cowanis confident that the day-night Test cricket revolution would succeed when it is launched against New Zealand next year, but has doubts about the pink balls visibility to the spectators.

Adelaide Oval wins rights to host historic day-night Test between Oz-Kiwis
Adelaide Oval wins rights to host historic day-night Test between Oz-Kiwis

 Adelaide Oval stadium would reportedly win the rights to host the sport's historic day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand as the traditional format prepares to make use of the pink-ball next November.

Michael Clarke could miss upcoming India Test series
Michael Clarke could miss upcoming India Test series

Unfit Michael Clarke could miss the upcoming India Test series as the Australian captain continues to canvass all possible options including hamstring surgery. He has injured the same leg three times in as many months in Zimbabwe, UAE and in Perth, on the eve of first one-dayer against South Africa.

South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs
South Africa might be spared Mitchell Johnson factor in final ODIs

Australia paceman Mitchell Johnson may be rested after the second one-day international against South Africa to keep him fresh for the test series against India and next year`s World Cup, the left-arm speedster said on Saturday.

Australia captain Michael Clarke re-injures hamstring
Australia captain Michael Clarke re-injures hamstring

Australia captain Michael Clarke has re-injured his hamstring and will take no further part in Friday`s one-day match against South Africa, governing body Cricket Australia said.

Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of South Africa ODI series, doubtful for India Test series
Aussie wicketkeeper Brad Haddin out of South Africa ODI series, doubtful for India Test series

Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has been ruled out of all five matches in Australia`s one-day series against South Africa, putting him in further doubt for next month`s Tests against India, Cricket Australia said Friday.

Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI
Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI

Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border
We should've called India's bluff during 'Monkeygate': Allan Border

The furore over the infamous 'Monkeygate' episode refuses to die with former Australian captain Allan Border now saying that Cricket Australia should have called "India's bluff" instead of letting its own players down.

Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial
Colour-blind Chris Rogers stands down from pink ball trial

Cricket Australia said Friday that colour-blind batsman Chris Rogers` decision to withdraw from a match in which a pink ball will be trialled would not jeopardise the opener`s Test career.

Cricket Australia suspends flame throwers at T20 games
Cricket Australia suspends flame throwers at T20 games

Cricket Australia Friday suspended the use of flame throwers used to signal boundaries or when a wicket falls at Twenty20 internationals after a close call in a match this week.

Michael Clarke grilled over Australia captaincy
Michael Clarke grilled over Australia captaincy

Australian captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he still had plenty to offer the team as he was grilled over his captaincy after the side`s comprehensive 2-0 Test loss to Pakistan.

No quick cure for Australia`s spin woes, says CA
No quick cure for Australia`s spin woes, says CA

Australia`s inadequacies in playing spin in Asian conditions will take time and hard work to put right, Cricket Australia high performance chief Pat Howard said Tuesday.

CA sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions
CA sets up amnesty period to report fixing suspicions

 In a first of its kind initiative, Cricket Australia has decided to establish an amnesty period for its players to report corruption-related suspicions in an effort to weed out match fixing in the game and shady characters behind it.