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.

Aussies relish England Kevin Pietersen chaos
Aussies relish England Kevin Pietersen chaos

Australian cricketers are in shock over Kevin Pietersen's banishment from the international game and delighted they won't have to face him in this year's Ashes series.

New Zealand Mike Hesson coach calls for longer England series
New Zealand Mike Hesson coach calls for longer England series

New Zealand coach Mike Hesson said he believed his side were worthy of longer series ahead of their two-Test campaign in England.

Ryan Harris hopes to keep steaming in to Australian summer
Ryan Harris hopes to keep steaming in to Australian summer

 Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has dashed any suggestion the Ashes might be his international swansong and said he hopes to keep playing into the Australian summer.

Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force
Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force

 Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has backed pace bowler Mitchell Starc to convert his World Cup form into the test team ahead of series against West Indies and England.

Pacer Peter Siddle dropped from Australia's contract list
Pacer Peter Siddle dropped from Australia's contract list

Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.

Ryan Harris withdrawn from Sheffield Shield for Ashes focus
Ryan Harris withdrawn from Sheffield Shield for Ashes focus

 Ryan Harris will sit out the remainder of the Sheffield Shield season to allow the fast bowling spearhead to be at his peak for this winter's Ashes series as Australia seeks to win an away series for the first time since 2001.

Mitchell Johnson refuses Cricket Australia incentive, to play in IPL Season 8
Mitchell Johnson refuses Cricket Australia incentive, to play in IPL Season 8

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has reportedly refused a lucrative contract incentive from Cricket Australia (CA) to play in the 2015 Indian Premier League (IPL) season.

Australian selectors put Ryan Harris in cotton wool for Ashes
Australian selectors put Ryan Harris in cotton wool for Ashes

Leading paceman Ryan Harris will miss the World Cup with an eye to Australia`s Ashes campaign in England later this year, selectors said on Sunday.

Australia want pacer Ryan Harris to focus on Tests
Australia want pacer Ryan Harris to focus on Tests

Veteran Ryan Harris has been left out of the Australian squad for the impending 2015 World Cup as the selectors want the pacer to focus on Test cricket.

India face daunting task to save Sydney Test against Australia
India face daunting task to save Sydney Test against Australia

 India's wayward bowlers today conceded a massive 213 runs in the post-tea session on the penultimate day of the fourth cricket Test against Australia, leaving their team with a daunting task of saving the match on a tricky last day track tomorrow.

Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing
Ryan Harris joins Mitchell Johnson in pitch bashing

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has joined teammate Mitchell Johnson in criticizing the unusually slow and low nature of pitches in the ongoing cricket Test series against India, saying the pacers have had to work much harder than the last Ashes summer to get the batsmen out.

Five things we witnessed in the Melbourne Test between Australia and India

Australia were definitely the better and the happier team in the end of a grueling Test match in Melbourne, and getting back the Border Gavaskar trophy back home would be a sense of huge satisfaction.

3rd Test, Day 5: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights on day five of the third cricket Test between India and Australia here today.

3rd Test, Day 4: Australia 261 for 7 at close to lead India by 326​
3rd Test, Day 4: Australia 261 for 7 at close to lead India by 326​

Live updates from day four of the third Test match being played between India and Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground. 

Our fielding was below standard but India batted well: Ryan Harris
Our fielding was below standard but India batted well: Ryan Harris

 Australian pacer Ryan Harris on Sunday expressed disappointment at his team's "below standard" fielding but heaped praise on Indian batsmen, in particular Ajinkya Rahane and Virat Kohli, for their performance on day three of the third cricket Test here.

Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar
Indian bowling attack is hopeless: Sunil Gavaskar

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar was scathing in his criticism after Ishant Sharma and company conceded 500 runs for the third time in the ongoing Test series against Australia, saying that he has "no expectations" from the Indian bowling attack and termed it "hopeless".

3rd Test, Day 2: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights
3rd Test, Day 2: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

 Statistical highlights on day two of the third cricket Test between India and Australia hereon Saturday.

India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith
India didn't have an answer for us: Steve Smith

Skipper Steven Smith on Saturday said that India were clueless against Australia's lower-order batsmen who helped the hosts post 530 runs in their first innings on the second day of the third cricket Test.

Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin
Ind vs Aus, 3rd Test: Gave away too many runs but we will score too, says Ashwin

Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin on Saturday said the tourists will pile up their own share tomorrow in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now.