Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni
Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni

Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year.

Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar
Indians should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar today advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under.

Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under
Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under

A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI.

India's tour of Australia: How new crop of Indian players overcame Gabba challenge

On two days of fluctuating fortunes, a new crop of Indians put to rest the Gabba snigger the visitors have been forced to associate with the fast and bouncy pitches Down Under. Historical fallacies were consigned to, for a prospective future once the Indian team finished Day 1 of the second Test at 311 for four wickets in Brisbane. Before the start of the match, it was everybody's assumption that the Indians will struggle to survive, let alone post a respectable score.

Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor
Virat Kohli knows how to play cricket in Australia: Mark Taylor

Former Australian skipper Mark Taylor has come out and praised Virat Kohli for the way he marshalled the Indian team in the first Test here, saying the young batsman knows how to play cricket Down Under.

Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon torments India in Adelaide
Aussie spinner Nathan Lyon torments India in Adelaide

By the look of things, a draw is still on the cards but Nathan Lyon on such sublime form and India's recent trend of giving away wickets to spinners, a result is certainly possible in Adelaide.

There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri
There's no reason why India can't perform in Australia: Ravi Shastri

Team India's director of cricket, Ravi Shastri gave pep talk in the hope of instilling confidence in the squad before leaving the demanding tour of Australia on Friday.

Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under
Glenn McGrath predicts Indian whitewash Down Under

Legendary Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has predicted India to suffer a 0-4 whitewash defeat against the Aussies this summer. Sydney Morning Herald quoted the 44-year-old as saying, "We (Australia) won 4-0 over here (2011-12), they won 4-0 (2012-13) over there (in India). Potentially, I think, it's going to be exactly the same when they come here."

E-visa system likely to be rolled out next week

The Government will roll out by next week the much-awaited electronic-visa system for tourists from select countries including US and Japan.

India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga
India's 1983 win inspired me, says Arjuna Ranatunga

Sri Lanka's 1996 World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga said that India's 1983 Prudential Cup triumph inspired him to take his country to the peak of 50-over cricket.

Sourav Ganguly confident of India defending Cricket World Cup title
Sourav Ganguly confident of India defending Cricket World Cup title

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is confident that India will defend the Cricket World Cup title next year Down Under. Known for his astute judgement and reading of the game, Ganguly said that India, under captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is still a team to beat in the One-Day format.

Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson
Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson sounded out a warning for the Indian team, which would be touring Down Under in December, that the home team's groundsmen will prepare "conducive pitches" just like their Indian counterparts do during an away series.

Ready for Australia's pace challenge: Rohit Sharma
Ready for Australia's pace challenge: Rohit Sharma

Gearing up for the pace test that awaits India in Australia come December, batsman Rohit Sharma said the likes of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle would be a tough challenge to deal with but the Indians are no longer intimidated by bouncy tracks Down Under.

Narendra Modi wishes Aussie PM good luck for a successful World Cup
Narendra Modi wishes Aussie PM good luck for a successful World Cup

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday conveyed his best wishes to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott for the Cricket World Cup to be held Down Under early next year.

Australia tours transformed me as sportsperson, says Sachin Tendulkar
Australia tours transformed me as sportsperson, says Sachin Tendulkar

Cricket legend, Sachin Tendulkar has said that tours to Australia transformed him as a sportsperson. The former India captain was speaking at a sporting event organised by the Australian consulate in the presence of touring Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbot at the Cricket Club of India.

1st ODI: India vs England - Preview

Their morale battered by the Test series debacle, India would look to make a fresh beginning and salvage lost pride when they take on England in a five-match ODI cricket series starting here Monday.

Shane Warne dials Alastair Cook`s number to `clear the air`

Australian spin legend Shane Warne claims to have settled his differences with Alastair Cook after talking to the England skipper for over an hour.

Mitchell Johnson mulls quitting T20, ODIs

Keeping the 2015 Ashes in mind, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson is mulling over his limited-overs future to prolong his Test journey.

Pietersen axed because team need to "trust each other"

Kevin Pietersen`s international career was ended because captain Alastair Cook needed to be able to trust and rely on the support of all his players, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Sunday.

Who will stop Serena at Australian Open?

World No.1 Serena Williams went 78-4 and won 11 titles in 2013. She also beat Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka back-to-back last week to win in Brisbane without dropping a single set.