Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer
Shane Watson faces fitness test after being struck by bouncer

Selector Mark Waugh has said Shane Watson faces a fitness test Wednesday morning for the third Test against India, starting Friday, after the all-rounder was struck on the helmet in the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) nets here Tuesday.

Merv Hughes calls for early bouncer in India Test
Merv Hughes calls for early bouncer in India Test

Former Australia fast bowler Merv Hughes has called for pacemen to send down an early bouncer in Australia`s first test against India to "clear the air" in the wake of Phillip Hughes` tragic death from a short-pitched delivery.

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.

Australia forced to choose team early `for marketing`
Australia forced to choose team early `for marketing`

Australian selector Mark Waugh says his panel will name the team for next month`s opening Test with India early "for marketing purposes".

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".

Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum
Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum

Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said Tuesday he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week.

India vs England, 5th Test: Statistical highlights from Day 1

Statistical highlights at the end of first day`s play in the fifth Test between India and England at the Oval, here Friday.

Clarke confident Australia cricket team is corruption free

Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in matchfixing but was "happy, satisfied and confident" that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.

Marsh to lead Australian selectors, Waugh added to panel

Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has been named as the new head of Australian cricket`s selectors, while top-order batsman Mark Waugh has been appointed to the panel for the first time.

Mark Waugh mulling over accepting Oz selector job

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh is reportedly considering an offer to become a national selector after signing a new deal with Channel Ten`s Big Bash League (BBL) commentary team.

`Underdogs` Oz still retains Ashes hopes, says Mark Waugh

Former Australian Test cricketer Mark Waugh has said that although the Australians are still the underdogs going into the Ashes, they still have a chance of succeeding in the Ashes.

Mark Waugh says time at crease key for ``inexperienced`` Oz batsmen

Sydney: Former batsman Mark Waugh, who made three Test tours of India and was a fine player of the type of probing slow bowling Australia will face in Friday``s first Test in Chennai, has claimed spending time at crease would be crucial for the visiting team``s inexperienced batting line up.

Mark Waugh expects Ricky Ponting to fight for Test survival

Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh expects Ricky Ponting to scrap for survival in Australia`s Test set-up despite being shunned from the one-day side.

Waugh expects Ponting to fight for Test survival

Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh expects Ricky Ponting to scrap for survival in Australia`s Test set-up despite being shunned from the one-day side.

Dhoni is a very defensive captain: Mark Waugh

Unimpressed with Mahendra Singh Dhoni`s leadership skills, Mark Waugh termed the Indian as a "defensive captain".

Four pacers for Sydney game would be ‘brave move’: Waugh

Former opener Mark Waugh has said that the fit-again Ryan Harris deserves to be back in the Australian squad.

Waugh feels sorry for Khawaja

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh is hoping that the decision to pick an out-of-form but experienced Ricky Ponting works in the opening Test against India as Usman Khawaja was unlucky to get the axe for one just bad show.

Aussies must focus on mental preparation: Mark Waugh

Former Australia cricketer Mark Waugh has said that the next week`s batting camp organised by Cricket Australia ahead of the four-match Test series against India must focus on the mental preparation of the players, besides addressing their problems with technique.

Select Ponting on merit, not stature, says Mark Waugh

Former Australian batsman Mark Waugh feels that Ricky Ponting`s place in the team should be based on merit and not stature.

Mark Waugh backs Ponting to score heavily

Mark Waugh has thrown his support behind Ricky Ponting, saying that the 36-year-old still has a future in Test cricket.