Trust issues with KP: Team in shambles, ECB still gambles

Kevin Pietersen is devastated. He has every right to be so. A 'massive trust issue' has been cited as a reason why he can't be brought back into the England squad.

Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series
Australia`s old guard chase elusive away Ashes series

Veteran allrounder Shane Watson said Friday winning a first Ashes away series since 2001 was a huge motivator for the senior members of the Australia squad heading to England this year.

Five unexpected highlights of IPL 2015

Before the start of eighth edition of the Indian Premier League, fans of slam-bang version across the globe expected batsmen to dictate terms.

IPL 8: Kings XI release Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Johnson for national duty
IPL 8: Kings XI release Shaun Marsh, Mitchell Johnson for national duty

Kings XI Punjab, who are out of contention for a play-off berth in the ongoing IPL, have allowed Shaun Marsh and Mitchell Johnson to return home ahead of Australia's tour of the West Indies beginning May 27.

IPL 2015, RCB vs KXIP: As it happened...
IPL 2015, RCB vs KXIP: As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between RCB and KXIP to be played at Bengaluru.

2015 IPL, Match 24: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab – As it happened...
2015 IPL, Match 24: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab – As it happened...

Well-oiled Chennai Super Kings produced a clinical performance to thrash a clueless Kings XI Punjab side at Chepauk in 24th match of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL).  MS Dhoni's men won the match by a whopping 97 runs.

IPL 2015, CSK vs KXIP: Five players to watch out for
IPL 2015, CSK vs KXIP: Five players to watch out for

The 24th match of the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will witness two outfits with lots of match-winners. But thanks to the nature of the Twenty20 game, not many players from either camp will get chances to showcase their talent.

Australian summer continues in Indian Premier League 2015

It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2015, 24th match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab – Preview
IPL 2015, 24th match: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab – Preview

Struggling to be consistent, Kings XI Punjab will have their task cut out when they take on the in-form Chennai Super Kings in an IPL cricket match at the Chepauk here Saturday.

IPL 2015: Virender Sehwag credits Mitchell Johnson, Axar Patel for thrilling win against Rajasthan
IPL 2015: Virender Sehwag credits Mitchell Johnson, Axar Patel for thrilling win against Rajasthan

After edging out Rajasthan Royals in a nail-biting IPL game, Kings XI Punjab captain Virender Sehwag credited local boy Axar Patel and Australian allrounder Mitchell Johnson for the victory.

IPL 2015: KXIP edge out Rajasthan Royals in Super Over thriller
IPL 2015: KXIP edge out Rajasthan Royals in Super Over thriller

In one of the most pulsating 'Super Over' contests, a first in this edition of Indian Premier League cricket tournament, Kings XI Punjab edged out Rajasthan Royals to hand them their first defeat after five straight wins.

IPL 2015, Match 14: KXIP vs KKR - As it happened...
IPL 2015, Match 14: KXIP vs KKR - As it happened...

Andre Russell lead Kolkata Knight Riders to a four-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab on Saturday at the MCA International Stadium in Pune. 

Love challenge of bowling against AB de Villiers, says Mitchell Johnson
Love challenge of bowling against AB de Villiers, says Mitchell Johnson

After playing a crucial role in Australia's World Cup victory, Mitchell Johnson is now training his eyes on the challenge of bowling to the fearsome AB de Villiers when Kings XI Punjab take on RCB in the eighth edition of Indian Premier League.

IPL 8: Kings XI begin training, World Cup stars to arrive next week
IPL 8: Kings XI begin training, World Cup stars to arrive next week

Kings XI Punjab, aiming for their maiden IPL title after reaching the final last season, began training on Friday in the absence of their World Cup winning stars Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson, who will arrive here in time for their opening game on April 10.

Knock against Pakistan most important of my career: Shane Watson
Knock against Pakistan most important of my career: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said on Thursday his unbeaten knock of 64 runs against Pakistan in the World Cup quarter-final is the "most important innings" of his One-Day International career as he was plain "lucky" to survive the hostile spell from Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz.

India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna
India need a bigger pool of fast bowlers: Erapalli Prasanna

The Indian bowling was a pleasant surprise in the recent cricket World Cup but a bigger pool of genuine fast bowlers and spinners needs to be created for the team to be a consistent force in the future, feels the legendary E Prasanna.

Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges get Windies, Ashes call up
Fawad Ahmed, Adam Voges get Windies, Ashes call up

Legspinner Fawad Ahmed, batsman Adam Voges and wicketkeeper Peter Nevill were all called up by Australia today for upcoming tours of the West Indies and England.

Australia's senior players are not done yet: Mitchell Starc
Australia's senior players are not done yet: Mitchell Starc

Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc on Monday said the team's experienced players provided crucial balance to the youthful squad's title-winning march in the mega-event and it's too early to dismiss the side's old guards, including fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson.

World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia
World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia

Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia`s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mighty Australians crush flightless Kiwis to win fifth title
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Mighty Australians crush flightless Kiwis to win fifth title

Australia on Sunday clinched the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the fifth time, thrashing New Zealand by seven wickets to provide a perfect farewell gift to skipper Michael Clarke, who played a key role with a 74-run knock in his final ODI appearance.