Yearender: Phillip Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year in cricket
Yearender: Phillip Hughes tragedy overshadows eventful year in cricket

Phillip Hughes`s tragic death cast a shadow over an eventful year that saw Ashes rivals Australia and England brawl on the field and bond off it, joining India to pull off a bloodless coup and take charge of the game.

Phillip Hughes` death unites cricket in grief
Phillip Hughes` death unites cricket in grief

Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match.

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.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Josh Hazlewood picks five-wicket haul on debut
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Josh Hazlewood picks five-wicket haul on debut

Australian speedster Josh Hazlewood made a memorable debut in the second Test of the ongoing four-match series against India where he picked a five-wicket haul in the first innings of the Gabba Test.

Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell
Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that stand-in-skipper Steven Smith should continue to lead the national side even if the injured Michael Clarke returns to the field.

Michael Clarke undergoes successful surgery, career could be saved
Michael Clarke undergoes successful surgery, career could be saved

Michael Clarke's injury-ravaged cricket career may not be as jeopardised as initially feared with the Australian captain and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris on Wednesday saying that the surgery to fix his hamstring injury went "really well", giving him a good chance of being fit for the World Cup.

Mitchell Marsh injury adds to Australia's woes
Mitchell Marsh injury adds to Australia's woes

Australia`s injury woes deepened on Wednesday when a hamstring problem forced all rounder Mitchell Marsh from the pitch for treatment on the first day of the second test against India in Brisbane.

Shane Warne says Michael Clarke`s surgery a success
Shane Warne says Michael Clarke`s surgery a success

Michael Clarke`s hamstring surgery had given "the best result" possible, former great Shane Warne said Wednesday, raising hopes the Australian skipper will make the upcoming World Cup.

Hamstrung Michael Clarke will be back, says Ryan Harris
Hamstrung Michael Clarke will be back, says Ryan Harris

Michael Clarke`s candid admission that he may never play again after another physical breakdown caught his Australia team mates off guard, but paceman Ryan Harris is convinced the injury-prone skipper will be back to lead the team.

Marsh brothers join list of Australia's test siblings
Marsh brothers join list of Australia's test siblings

Joining a select group that was last represented more than a decade ago, two brothers will play alongside each other in the same Australia test side after Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were named to face India on Tuesday.

Looking forward to challenge of leading Australia: Steve Smith
Looking forward to challenge of leading Australia: Steve Smith

After being named Australian captain for the ongoing Test series against India, Steven Smith Monday said that he would like to lead his team from the front, as a response to the faith showed on him by the selectors.

Michael Clarke to undergo surgery on Tuesday
Michael Clarke to undergo surgery on Tuesday

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, who fears he may never play again due to recurring injuries, will undergo surgery on his right hamstring on Tuesday.

Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer
Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer

Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year`s World Cup.

New captain Steven Smith promises aggressive approach
New captain Steven Smith promises aggressive approach

Twenty-five year-old Steven Smith takes over as captain of Australia against India at the Gabba on Wednesday with a promise to pursue an aggressive style of cricket.

Profile of Australia's new test cricket captain Steve Smith
Profile of Australia's new test cricket captain Steve Smith

 Profile of Australian cricketer Steve Smith who was named on Monday as his country`s 45th test captain.

Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain
Thrilled Steven Smith promises aggression as new Australian captain

One of the youngest ever to take over as Australia's Test captain, all-rounder Steve Smith on Monday said getting elevated to the position was an "amazing thrill" even as he promised to be an aggressive and positive leader in the ongoing Test series against India.

India vs Australia: Steven Smith announced stand-in skipper, Brad Haddin deputy
India vs Australia: Steven Smith announced stand-in skipper, Brad Haddin deputy

Cricket Australia put all speculations to rest on Sunday when they announced Steven Smith's name to lead the Australian side for the remaining Test series against India.

India vs Australia: New skipper, but Gabba record favours hosts
India vs Australia: New skipper, but Gabba record favours hosts

Australia, under new captain Steve Smith, take a one-nil series lead over India into Wednesday`s second Test in Brisbane where they have not lost a Test in 26 years.

Michael Clarke's injury leaves Aussie selectors with much to ponder
Michael Clarke's injury leaves Aussie selectors with much to ponder

With Michael Clarke already ruled out indefinitely because of a hamstring injury, Australia`s selectors face some tricky decisions for the second test against India.

I think Michael Clarke will be back: Darren Lehmann
I think Michael Clarke will be back: Darren Lehmann

 An injury-ravaged Michael Clarke may have raised doubts about his future by stating that he may never play again, but Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann is confident that the inspirational skipper will be back sooner or later.