David Warner - From limited-overs specialist to established Test opener

Journey of pocket-sized cricketer from Australia, David Andrew Warner, from being a typical limited-overs specialist to a vital cog in the Test team is no less than a dream.

Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater
Shane Watson must convert starts into big scores: Michael Slater

Former Australian Test opener Michael Slater said Thursday all-rounder Shane Watson must begin making big scores batting at the crucial No.3 position.

India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood ready for baggy green
India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood ready for baggy green

Josh Hazlewood may finally earn his baggy green cap this week when Australia play India in the second Test of the four-match series at the Gabba. And giving that hint is non other than Australia coach Darren Lehman.

Umpires step in as tensions boil over in first Test between Australia and India
Umpires step in as tensions boil over in first Test between Australia and India

Umpires had to intervene when tempers boiled over between Australian and Indian players in the first Test in Adelaide on Friday, as the home side took control.

Shane Watson using Phil Hughes' locker in Adelaide Oval
Shane Watson using Phil Hughes' locker in Adelaide Oval

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson is using the players' locker formerly meant for Phillip Hughes in the dressing room of Adelaide Oval, the late cricketer's adopted home that had witnessed a gamut of emotions before the start of the first Test against India on Tuesday.

Shane Watson feels Michael Clarke will score a century in Phillip Hughes' honour
Shane Watson feels Michael Clarke will score a century in Phillip Hughes' honour

 Australian all-rounder Shane Watson says he will be "extremely surprised" if captain Michael Clarke does not score a hundred in honour of Phillip Hughes in the first cricket Test against India.

India vs Australia: Aussies ready to welcome lion-heart Ryan Harris at emotional Adelaide Test
India vs Australia: Aussies ready to welcome lion-heart Ryan Harris at emotional Adelaide Test

Bouncers or not, the first Test between the touring Indian side and Australia will go ahead in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The match will witness the return of lion-heart Ryan Harris after an injury lay-off. And his team-mates are impressed with the fast-bowler's effort.

Australia ready to inflict pain on India: Shane Watson
Australia ready to inflict pain on India: Shane Watson

Australia might still be mourning the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes but all-rounder Shane Watson today said his team will be ready to dish out aggressive cricket and inflict pain on India when the opening Test gets underway here on Tuesday.

India vs Australia: Host team's strengths and weaknesses
India vs Australia: Host team's strengths and weaknesses

Analysis of Australia squad before the four-test against India, which starts in Adelaide on Tuesday:

India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' tragic death puts Brisbane Test in doubt
India vs Australia: Phillip Hughes' tragic death puts Brisbane Test in doubt

Australia`s opening Test against India next week is in danger of being called off after the death of Phillip Hughes, although cricket greats said the gritty batsman would want it to go ahead.

Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests
Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests

Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who is struggling with his hamstring injury, could be fit in time for the upcoming four Tests against India starting December 4, with reports surfacing that the batsman may not require surgery.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch century helps Aus score 329
Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch century helps Aus score 329

Opener Aaron Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their 50 overs in the third one-day international against South Africa on Wednesday.

Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India tests
Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India tests

Shane Watson would be honoured to stand in for Michael Clarke as test skipper against India next month even if he thinks it`s increasingly unlikely that Australia will need a caretaker captain.

Australia eye captaincy options after Michael Clarke limps home
Australia eye captaincy options after Michael Clarke limps home

With the optimism over Michael Clarke`s fitness for the test series against India fading fast, Australia`s selectors will have to ponder their captaincy options as well as the make-up of their bowling attack over the next week.

'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'
'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson reportedly wants to face up to the final frontier in his Test career by defeating some batting mental demons and hitting big tons against India this summer.

Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup
Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup

India's Virat Kohli joins an elite list of star Ambassadors to provide neccessary support in the build-up to the ICC 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February and March.

Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI
Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI

Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson
Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff, said Monday that he is willing to bat in any position to help his team bounce back from their poor performance against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series.

Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer
Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer

Australian allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa
Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia`s 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.