Australia captain George Bailey arrived in Bangladesh with an abundance of intimidating power-hitters at his disposal in the cricket powerhouse`s quest to land the only major trophy to have eluded them.
Australian journeyman Matt Jones, bidding for his first PGA Tour title, made the most of his local knowledge to charge into an early tie for the lead in Friday`s second round of the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Rajasthan Royals produced a disciplined all-round performance to notch up a convincing nine-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers and seal their semi-final berth in the Champions League Twenty20 here on Sunday.
They have shown remarkable fighting spirit despite the demoralising spot-fixing scandal and the Rajasthan Royals will now look to upstage the mighty Mumbai Indians in the second qualifier here tomorrow to book, what would be, a dream final berth in the Pepsi IPL.
Beaten in their past two away outings, Rajasthan Royals would be looking to get back to winning ways when they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in their own den in a Pepsi IPL league match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here on Saturday.
Australian bowlers have reportedly selected England captain Alastair Cook as their main target in the back-to-back Ashes series, as they believe that the loss of England`s top batsman can see the their batting order stumble.
Former Test captain Steve Waugh has said it`s time to consider adding one female player to each Big Bash League T20 team`s roster based on the success and ability of Australia`s elite women`s cricketers.
The Australian media has left no stones unturned in slamming the national Test team for their shambolic performance during their humiliating 4-0 series defeat against India, branding the current team as worst ever.
Spinner Nathan Lyon had said that Australia were ruing not attempting to intimidate India earlier in the series, adding that the verbal altercation between opener David Warner and Ravindra Jadeja on day two of the Delhi Test may have been one of the factors behind Indian captain MS Dhoni`s dismissal.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin termed his delivery to dismiss Steven Smith as a more ‘satisfying one’ compared to the one that helped him get rid of Mitchell Johnson on the opening day of the fourth and final Test against Australia here on Friday.
The pitch at the Feroz Shah Kotla is in the news again. It has shown signs of cracking on day one of the fourth Test between India and Australia. The experts do not see the match lasting the full five days.
Despite a miffed Shane Watson contemplating quitting Test cricket, Australian captain Michael Clarke today expressed hope that the vice-captain would return to India for the fourth and final Test in Delhi.
A day after the shocking suspension of four key players, Australian skipper Michael Clarke is confident that there will no backlash against him from the dumped players, who, he says, understand the reasons for this "harsh" decision.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke says the disrespectful attitude of the four players was "the straw that broke the camel`s back" but believes that Shane Watson can still comeback to the side as Vice Captain.