AUSTRALIA

  • Jason Gillespie rejects Australia offer, rumored for England job 7 hours 8 minutes ago

    Jason Gillespie turned down a chance to coach South Australia state on Monday, opting to remain at English county cricket side Yorkshire and in position to consider a potential offer to coach England's national squad. The former Australia Test paceman has been mentioned in British media as a replacement for Peter...
  • Aaron Finch hopes to be fit in eight weeks 23 hours 31 minutes ago

    Bangalore: Aaron Finch, who left the Pepsi IPL 2015 after playing just three games for Mumbai Indians when he hobbled off the ground during the game against Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad on April 14 because of a hamstring injury, is expecting to return to action in eight weeks or so. Finch...
  • World champions Australia extend lead atop ODI rankings 3 days ago

    Dubai: World Champions Australia have doubled their lead over second-ranked India in One-Day International (ODI) rankings, released by the International Cricket Council on Thursday, from six to 12 points. Meanwhile, the West Indies, Bangladesh and Pakistan are now locked in a tight struggle for the remaining two slots for the 2017...
  • National Cricket Academy to tie-up with Cricket Australia, build new complex 3 days ago

    New Delhi: National Cricket Academy under chairmanship of M P Pandove decided on Thursday to enter into a strategic tie-up with Cricket Australia along with the setting up of an independent complex to shift the facility from Bangalore. The new committee of the NCA on Thursday met in the Capital for...
  • Fidel Edwards replaces injured Jackson Bird at Hampshire 4 days ago

    Winchester: West Indies pacer Fidel Edwards will join English county side Hampshire earlier than planned after the withdrawal of Australian strike bowler Jackson Bird. Edwards was set to link up with the club in late July but will now be available for selection for Hampshire's Twenty20 friendly against Dorset this Monday....
  • Australian hockey great Russell Ford retires 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Olympian Russell Ford on Thursday announced his retirement from international hockey after 158 appearances for Australia in a decade-long career. The Olympic bronze medallist, 31, scored 72 times for Australia, including against the Netherlands in Australia's 2-1 victory in the Champions Trophy final on home turf here in 2012. Since making...
  • Australia gave the world the word 'selfie' 4 days ago

    New Delhi: The word for virtual self-love that incites narcissistic behavior, the ubiquitous 'selfie,' has roots in Australia. Mark Gwynn, editor and researcher at the Australian National Dictionary Centre (ANDC) at the Australian National University, said that everyone, including vocabulary experts, became familiar with the word 'selfie' a few years...
  • Indonesia executes drug convicts, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil 5 days ago

    Cilacap,Indonesia: An Indonesian firing squad executed eight convicted drug-traffickers from several countries on Wednesday, prompting Australia to recall its envoy to Jakarta and bringing an angry reaction from Brazil. The leaders of Australia and Brazil had made personal appeals for clemency for their citizens among the group, raising the stakes for...
  • In-form Australia too good for England, says Steven Smith 5 days ago

    Sydney: Australia have a huge hunger for an Ashes triumph in England, according to all rounder Shane Watson, while batsman Steve Smith believes this year's series will not even be close if the tourists play to their potential. After the 5-0 sweep in the 2013-14 series Down Under, Australia head to...
  • Australian Islamic college bans girls from running fearing they will lose 'virginity' April 24, 2015

    Melbourne: An Islamic college has banned its girl students from participating in running competitions as its principal believes it may cause them to "lose their virginity", prompting an investigation by an Australian regulatory body. According to 'The Age', the issue of banning the girls from running by the Al-Taqwa College...
  • Australia's Gurinder Sandhu is back home to play IPL April 22, 2015

    If you were to be asked what Gurinder Sandhu has in common with Bransby Cooper, a man who played in Australia's inaugural Test in 1877, and Rex Sellers, chances are that links would be established on the lines of their home state or the club they represented. Contrary to popular belief,...
  • Australian batsman Aaron Finch sidelined for three months April 22, 2015

    Sydney: Australian one-day opening batsman Aaron Finch faces a three-month recovery after undergoing surgery for a left hamstring injury, cricket officials said on Wednesday. Finch was an invaluable member of Australia's recent World Cup winning team, hitting a match-winning century against England on the opening day of the tournament this year...
  • Glenn Maxwell blames World Cup high for IPL form slump April 21, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell believes the emotional high of his country's World Cup win has contributed to his form slump for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season. After Michael Clarke and his teammates lifted the Cup last month, the dynamic all-rounder has only registered scores...
  • Samuel Badree to mentor Australia's young spinners April 21, 2015

    Bangalore: Samuel Badree, the West Indies legspinner who is currently the No. 1-ranked bowler in the ICC Twenty20 International rankings, will work with Australia's best young spin bowlers, a Cricket Australia release said on Tuesday. In all, 24 spinners including Cameron Boyce, who has played four T20Is for Australia, have been...
  • Kevin Pietersen 'flattered' by Steve Waugh blast April 21, 2015

    Kevin Pietersen has admitted to being "flattered" at the interest shown in him by Steve Waugh after the Australia great told England to steer clear of giving the controversial batsman a Test recall. Waugh, one of the outstanding batsmen of his generation, said Pietersen "may have been a great player but...
  • Australia government inspired by Delhi-based NGO Asha Foundation working in slums April 20, 2015

    Melbourne: The Australian government has expressed interest in the model of working adopted by an Indian charity, in a bid to improve the lives of its remote indigenous people. The founder of New Delhi-based Asha Foundation, Kiran Martin, was on a visit to the country last week to promote her NGO's...
  • Phil Hughes' bat, jerseys head to Mount Everest April 19, 2015

    Chhurim Sherpa began her journey for a third ascent to Mount Everest on Sunday but this time some odd items were also part of her climbing gear. Chhurim, who is the first woman to climb the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) Everest summit twice in a week, will take a cricket bat...
  • Australia foils alleged terror attack for Gallipoli centenary: Police April 18, 2015

    Sydney: Hundreds of Australian police on Saturday arrested five teens planning an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack next week at an event to mark the centenary of the landings at Gallipoli during World War One, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said. More than 200 police were involved in a series of raids in...
  • Australian woman praised for defending Muslim couple from abuse April 17, 2015

    Sydney: A Muslim couple racially abused by a Sydney train passenger have thanked another commuter who defended them, with a video capturing the incident going viral on social media as police launched an investigation. The pair, Hafeez Ahmed Bhatti and Khalida Hafeez, were riding on the airport-bound train on Wednesday when...
  • Michael Clarke hopes Kevin Pietersen doesn't feature in Ashes April 17, 2015

    Australia Test captain Michael Clarke has said he expects axed England batsman Kevin Pietersen to get a call up for the Ashes tour later this year, but hopes he doesn't. The South Africa-born Pietersen - England's most prolific run-scorer in all formats - was dumped after last year's Ashes whitewash by...
  • Australian model killed in Iraq fighting for IS April 17, 2015

    In a shocking trend worldover, young men and women are leaving their homes to join terror group Islamic State. An Australian model has been killed in Iraq fighting for IS. His parents said that he left home in 2014 telling them that he was going camping while he traveled to...
  • Alastair Cook's sorry England form could end in his demise April 16, 2015

    If Alastair Cook does not sort out his batting problems during the series against West Indies, the England captain's test future looks rather bleak, former batsman Nasser Hussain said. Cook, who has not scored a test century since May 2013 when he notched up 130 against New Zealand at Headingley, was...
  • Sussex sign Australia's George Bailey for T20 April 15, 2015

    London: Australia batsman George Bailey has signed to play for Sussex in the second half of this season's domestic T20 Blast competition, the English county announced on Wednesday. Bailey, 32, will take over from Sri Lanka's great Mahela Jayawardene, who will be Sussex's overseas player for their first seven group fixtures...
  • India remain No. 2 in ODI rankings April 15, 2015

    Dubai: The Indian team have retained their second position in the one-day internationals rankings list after finishing as semifinalists in the recently-concluded World Cup. With 116 points, India are placed just six points behind world champions Australia, who have garnered 122 rating points to their credit. India are followed by South Africa...
  • Steve Waugh backs paceman Mitchell Starc to be a test force April 15, 2015

    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. Left-armer Starc was named the player of the World Cup after an outstanding tournament but has yet to cement his place in...
  • Australian batsman Joe Burns signs deal with Middlesex April 14, 2015

    London: Australian middle-order batsman Joe Burns has signed a deal with English county club Middlesex. The Queenslander is set to join the London-based club in early May and replace compatriot Adam Voges, who ironically was picked ahead of Burns for Australia's Test series against West Indies and England, cricket.com.au reported on...
  • India women hold mighty Australia to a goalless draw in Hawke's Bay Cup April 14, 2015

    Hastings: After two consecutive defeats, India women's hockey team put up a much-improved show to hold world No. 2 Australia to a goalless draw in their third match of the Hawke's Bay Cup, on Monday. By virtue of this result, the Indian eves opened their account in the points table of...
  • Indian hockey team surprised me with Azlan Shah bronze: Paul van Ass April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Chief coach Paul van Ass said that he was surprised with the way the Indian hockey team came back to win the bronze medal at the recently concluded 24th Sultan Azlan Shah Cup. India did not start well at the invitation tournament in Ipoh, Malaysia, following their 2-2 draw...
  • India eye revival against Australia in Hawke's Bay Cup April 13, 2015

    Hawke's Bay: Pushed to wall by two consecutive losses, the Indian women's hockey team would seek revival but it would be easier said than done when they take on Australia in the Hawke's Bay Cup on Tuesday. Having concluded both the previous matches with a loss, the last pool match is...
  • New Zealand stop Australia juggernaut to win 2nd Azlan Shah title April 12, 2015

    Ipoh: A gritty New Zealand surprised world champions Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in a keenly-contested summit clash to claim their second Azlan Shah Cup hockey title on Sunday. Goalkeeper Devon Manchester starred for the Black Sticks under the woodwork to secure the hard-earned win in the shoot-out against defending...