Battered India hoping for a turnaround in T20 opener

India will be desperate to turn their fortunes around and restore some pride in the limited overs matches, starting with the first T20 against Australia on Wednesday.

Indians thwarted by wet practice pitches

Indian team was left frustrated by wet practice pitches at the ANZ Stadium.

Please don`t drop me, Harris to Oz team management

Australian pacer Ryan Harris has pleaded with the team management to retain him for the fourth and final cricket Test against India amid speculation that one fast bowler will be dropped to make space for off-spinner Nathan Lyon.

Swami Army spices up Perth for 100th ton

The Swami Army is reportedly looking forward to Indian batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar’s 100th international ton.

Ponting urges India to embrace DRS

Former Australian captain and batsman Ricky Ponting has joined former England skipper Mike Brearley in calling for India to accept the Decision Review System (DRS), notwithstanding its existing imperfections.

`Big-four` of India`s batting need to click in Perth: Yuvraj

The `big-four` of India`s batting department need to fire in unison to fish the team out of troubled waters if the visitors want to make a comeback in the third cricket Test against Australia, starting Friday at Perth, feels Yuvraj Singh.

Hilfenhaus should be rested for Adelaide Test: de Winter

If Australia could seal the series in the Perth Test, Ben Hilfenhaus should be rested for the fourth and final Test in Adelaide, said Allister de Winter, who helped the fast bowler fine-tune his bowling action.

Siddle doesn`t think he has got hold on Tendulkar

Australia`s pace spearhead Peter Siddle doesn`t think he has got a hold on Sachin Tendulkar, in contrary to the claim made by the home`s team`s wicketkeeper Brad Haddin.

Ind, Oz cricketers battle it out with words before 3rd Test

A war of words broke out between Indian and Australian cricketers ahead of the crucial third Test here with senior players of both sides taking digs at each other after Brad Haddin started the jibes by calling India a "fragile" team.

Starc only change in Aus squad for 3rd Test Perth

Left-arm seamer Mitchell Starc is the only change, coming in place of injured fast bowler James Pattinson, in the 12-man Australian squad for the third Test against India in Perth, starting on January 13.

Sydney Test: Pacers put Australia on top

Australian pace trio put the hosts in a commanding position on Day 1.

Watson hopes to be fit for third Test in Perth

Shane Watson has not given up hope of playing some part in the Test series against India.

Under-fire India keep fans at bay from net session at SCG

Put it to pressure of performance or the need to go about their work quietly, the Indian team management has apparently asked the authorities at the SCG here to keep fans at bay during their intensive net session this afternoon.

For Peter Siddle, Sachin Tendulkar is just another batsman

Australia pace spearhead Peter Siddle hopes to nail Sachin Tendulkar again during the Test series.

Current Aus tour make-or-break case for Gambhir

Usually dependable, Gautam Gambhir is now bringing deep creases into the forehead of his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni with his consistent failures of the past two years, and the current tour could be a make-or-break one for the opening batsman.

India play catch-up again after sluggish start

Just one Test into the four-match series against Australia and India are confronting the grim reality that they remain international cricket`s slowest starters, especially on tour.

Australia add quick Harris to squad for India Test

Australia brought Ryan Harris into their squad for the second Test against India on Friday, adding a fourth pace option a day after bowling their way to victory in the opening match against the tourists.

Watson sent home, unlikely to play in second Test

Australian allrounder Shane Watson is unlikely to play the second cricket Test against India next week as he returned home to continue rehab on his hamstring injury.

Hughes punched by mystery man at a city hotel on Monday night

Axed Australian opener Phillip Hughes was punched by a stranger in a scuffle at a city hotel, media reports said on Thursday.

It`ll be interesting where I fit on comeback: Watson

Uncertain to play in the ongoing Test series against India, injured Australian all-rounder Shane Watson is not quite sure where he would fit in the team after coming back considering the impressive debut by Ed Cowan in the opening slot.