Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test
Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli fit for Boxing Day Test

 India's opener Shikhar Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli have recovered from their injuries sustained during the second Test against Australia and are fit to play the third match beginning in Melbourne on December 26.

Can Lokesh Rahul gets his maiden Test cap in Oz?
Can Lokesh Rahul gets his maiden Test cap in Oz?

In the first two Tests that India lost against Australia in the four match series, one thing which remained constant was the below par performance of Indian lower middle order, especially in the second innings.

Boxing Day Test: Bhuvneshwar Kumar can provide India much needed boost
Boxing Day Test: Bhuvneshwar Kumar can provide India much needed boost

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who was ruled out for the first two Tests against Australia due a left ankle injury, might play in the Boxing Day Test, scheduled to start on December 26 in Melbourne.

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.

'Watson must contribute with the bat to justify all-rounder tag'
'Watson must contribute with the bat to justify all-rounder tag'

 Australia coach Darren Lehmann Sunday said Shane Watson must contribute to the team's cause with the bat to justify his all-rounder status.

It's time for Rohit Sharma to warm the bench!
It's time for Rohit Sharma to warm the bench!

It's too early to judge Rohit Sharma's Test career as he is just nine matches old. After nine Test he has more than a decent average of 40.71, with the help of two centuries and one fifty.

Australia skipper Steve Smith fined for slow over-rate in Brisbane Test
Australia skipper Steve Smith fined for slow over-rate in Brisbane Test

 Match referee Jeff Crowe adjudged Australia to be three overs short of their target in Brisbane. 

'Indian cricketers can stay with their wives in Oz'
'Indian cricketers can stay with their wives in Oz'

The Board of Control for Cricket in India gave permission to Indian cricketers to stay with their wives for the remaining series against Australia, according to the board's sources.

2nd Test: Ishant Sharma fined for breaching code of conduct
2nd Test: Ishant Sharma fined for breaching code of conduct

Ishant Sharma has been found guilty on Sunday for breaching the ICC code of conduct during the second Test at Brisbane.

Aussie media slate `whingeing` India after loss in 2nd Test
Aussie media slate `whingeing` India after loss in 2nd Test

Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday.

Nathan Lyon: Another off-spinner tormenting India overseas
Nathan Lyon: Another off-spinner tormenting India overseas

The year was expected to be a tough one for the Indian cricket team, considering they were scheduled to play most of their Test matches overseas. While their vulnerability against world class pace bowling is hidden from nobody, it is quite strange to see the Indians struggling against off-spinners.

India vs Australia: Only aggression, no runs for Rohit Sharma
India vs Australia: Only aggression, no runs for Rohit Sharma

It wasn't long ago that Rohit Sharma created a world record by smashing 264 runs in an ODI against Sri Lanka. While the right-hander was once again hailed for his incredible batting skills, many doubted whether he could carry his form into the Test series against Australia.

Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints
Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here.

India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test
India vs Australia: Injury worries to Marsh, Warner cloud Boxing Day Test

Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitch Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day.

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.

India vs Australia: 50-50 calls not going our way in series, MS Dhoni
India vs Australia: 50-50 calls not going our way in series, MS Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India`s way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday.

Lack of Veg dish: Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba at lunch on Day 3
Lack of Veg dish: Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba at lunch on Day 3

Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu.

2nd Test, Brisbane: As it Happened...
2nd Test, Brisbane: As it Happened...

Live updates from Day 4 of the Gabba Test being played between India and Australia at the Brisbane Cricket Ground.

India vs Australia: Mitchell Johnson makes up for poor bowling form with 88-run knock
India vs Australia: Mitchell Johnson makes up for poor bowling form with 88-run knock

When Varun Aaron dismissed Brad Haddin early in the first session of the Gabba Test on Day 3, India looked in a commanding position as Australia still trailed by 161 runs with just four wickets remaining.

Steve Smith’s time has finally arrived

Even though he already had five Test centuries to his name, the moment Steve Smith, batting on 99 at the Gabba, saw his shot go past the fielder towards the point boundary, he screamed and celebrated as if it was his debut Test ton.