Younis Khan leads Pakistan fightback against Australia with 25th century
Younis Khan leads Pakistan fightback against Australia with 25th century

Younis Khan led Pakistan`s fightback with a dogged century after the hosts made a terrible start to the first test against Australia in Dubai on Wednesday.

Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge
Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq ready for spin challenge

Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq Tuesday agreed spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from Wednesday.

Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections
Eye on top spot, Australia fret over selections

Australia are fretting over the composition of their final XI as Michael Clarke and his men embark on their journey to reclaim the world number one ranking in the two-test series against Pakistan starting on Wednesday.

Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis
Australia loss a boost for Pakistan: Waqar Younis

 Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis believes Australia`s 153-run defeat in a warm-up game has helped him find flaws in the opposition for the first Test starting on Wednesday in Dubai.

Michael Clarke fails again as Australia lose warmup
Michael Clarke fails again as Australia lose warmup

Skipper Michael Clarke failed again as Australia lost a four-day warmup game against Pakistan `A` by 153 runs in Sharjah on Saturday.

Australian indoor cricket teams aim to continue World Cup domination
Australian indoor cricket teams aim to continue World Cup domination

Australia’s best indoor cricketers will aim to maintain their unbeaten World Cup record when the 2014 World Indoor Cricket Federation (WICF) World Cup that begins in New Zealand Sunday.

Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension
Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

Pietersen ouster a loss to cricket: Watson
Pietersen ouster a loss to cricket: Watson

Terming the retirement of Kevin Pietersen as a loss to international cricket, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have handled the former captain's issue differently.

Alex Doolan hits hundred as Michael Clarke fails in warm-up
Alex Doolan hits hundred as Michael Clarke fails in warm-up

One-drop batsman Alex Doolan hit a fighting hundred, but skipper Michael Clarke failed in Australia`s four-day warm-up game against Pakistan `A` in Sharjah on Thursday.

Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann
Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann

Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has opened up on his relationship with coach Darren Lehmann, saying that the mentor is like a big brother and there has always been respect and friendship between them.

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.

Top ranking means nothing for World Cup, say Aussies
Top ranking means nothing for World Cup, say Aussies

Australia`s stand-in captain George Bailey admits that regaining the number one ranking will count for nothing once they launch their assault on the World Cup on home soil in February.

Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith
Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith

Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over game.

Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan
Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback
Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback

Australia captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month`s two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan
Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan

 Pakistan's chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan on Wednesday said that the curreny Aussie team is not as formidable as it used to be in the past.

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime
Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the test squad as he races to be fit for the two-match series against Pakistan.

Phil Hughes replaces Australia captain Michael Clarke for Pakistan ODIs
Phil Hughes replaces Australia captain Michael Clarke for Pakistan ODIs

 Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month`s one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury.

Michael Clarke to miss ODI series against Pakistan, hopeful for Tests 
Michael Clarke to miss ODI series against Pakistan, hopeful for Tests 

Cricket Australia (CA) Tuesday confirmed that national team captain Michael Clarke has a "significant hamstring injury" and will miss the One-Day International (ODI) series against Pakistan in the UAE but is still hopeful for the Tests beginning next month.

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke named for Pakistan series
Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke named for Pakistan series

Injured captain Michael Clarke has been named in Australia`s test and one-day squads for next month`s series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates as he battles to recover from a hamstring strain.