Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain
Rahul Dravid backs Virat Kohli as long-term Test captain

Batting legend Rahul Dravid has backed Virat Kohli to lead the Indian cricket team on a long- term basis, describing him as the ideal leader around whom the country can plan its Test future.

India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming
India should stick with their bunch of bowlers: Damien Fleming

 The Indian bowling might have come under heavy criticism from all quarters after the 2-0 Test series loss, but former Australia cricketer Damien Fleming insists that sticking to the present bunch of bowlers will be beneficial in the longer run.

Varun Aaron's grandfather dies of heart attack
Varun Aaron's grandfather dies of heart attack

Raymond Goveia, the grandfather of Indian speedster Varun Aaron, died of a massive heart attack in Bangalore on December 25, according to family sources here on Saturday.

Ishant needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar
Ishant needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar

Former India pacer Ajit Agarkar feels that Ishant Sharma should step up in a leadership role as the bowling unit has the skill set and ability to take 20 Australian wickets in the third cricket Test starting tomorrow at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

David Warner pledges to get into more Indian heads
David Warner pledges to get into more Indian heads

Australia`s chirpy opening batsman David Warner has described his team`s mental battles with opponents as banter, not sledging, and says he has no plans to curb the exchanges despite things getting lost in translation occasionally.

India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Did Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrive late at Gabba on 4th day?
India vs Australia, 2nd Test: Did Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrive late at Gabba on 4th day?

While Indian batsmen were collapsing like a pack of cards on Day 4 of the Brisbane Tests, speedsters Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron reached late to the ground, according to an Australian newspaper.

Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team
Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to return to India's third Test team

Injured Indian seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, nursing a sore left ankle that forced his exclusion from the first two Tests against Australia, Tuesday batted without any discomfort in the nets here, raising his chances of inclusion in the Boxing Day Test team.

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

Australia dominated proceedings once again as their fitting performance at the Gabba in Brisbane, continued to haunt India. The Aussies who recorded back to back Test match victories, looked dominating on all fronts and handed India a four-wicket blow.

India vs Australia: A tale of two tails

In sports, numbers are everything. In a high stake series like the one between Australia and India Down Under, numbers are bound to excite. But beware, not all numbers will help keep sanity, especially if one is an Indian fan.

Coach Bharat Arun says Indian bowlers can clock high speeds
Coach Bharat Arun says Indian bowlers can clock high speeds

Impressed with the camaraderie that the Indian pacers share among themselves, bowling coach Bharat Arun said that the attack is not only closely knit but can also clock high speeds consistently.

1st Test: India vs Australia - As it happened...
1st Test: India vs Australia - As it happened...

 India virtually snatched defeat from the jaws of victory, slumping to an agonising 48-run loss in the pulsating first cricket Test against Australia despite captain Virat Kohli's gallant second successive hundred in the match here on Saturday.

David Warner hits another ton as Australia dominate proceedings
David Warner hits another ton as Australia dominate proceedings

Opener David Warner extended his purple patch with the bat by cracking his second century of the match as the first cricket Test against India headed for an exciting finish with Australia gaining an overall lead of 363 runs runs here today.

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.

Indian bowlers looking toothless against robust Australian batting line-up
Indian bowlers looking toothless against robust Australian batting line-up

With Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron in the 19-member squad for the Australian tour, this is certainly the fastest Indian bowling attack we have seen of late.

Adelaide Test, Day 2: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights
Adelaide Test, Day 2: India vs Australia - Statistical highlights

 Statistical highlights of the second day's play in the first cricket Test between India and Australia here.

Ind vs Aus: Bhuvneshwar Kumar doubtful for the opener at Adelaide
Ind vs Aus: Bhuvneshwar Kumar doubtful for the opener at Adelaide

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been India's prime bowler for quite some time now, is doubtful to play in the opening Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval scheduled to start from Tuesday, due to a left ankle injury.

I don't see myself as a role model for anyone: Ishant Sharma
I don't see myself as a role model for anyone: Ishant Sharma

India's pace spearhead Ishant Sharma believes that his "experience" of having bowled in Australian conditions will come in handy for the other bowlers but he doesn't want to be looked upon as a "role model" for the likes of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron or Mohammed Shami.

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

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

India draw practice game against Cricket Australia XI
India draw practice game against Cricket Australia XI

Indian batsmen got some much-needed workout ahead of the Test series against Australia as they put up 375 runs in 90 overs before their two-day tour game against Cricket Australia XI ended in a draw at the Glenelg Oval here on Friday.

Varun Aaron is a must for Adelaide Test
Varun Aaron is a must for Adelaide Test

As India gear up for the first Test match against Australia at Adelaide, their fast bowling unit will be crucial in order to make an impression in the four-match series. With pace and bounce assisting pitches in Australia, Varun Aaron fits to be India's best bet against a good looking Aussie batting line-up.