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  • World Cup will decide who's number one, says Clarke 11 minutes ago

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on results,...
  • Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq 4 hours 21 minutes ago

    Canberra: Australian military aircraft will fly guns and ammunition into Iraq to help fight Islamic State militants, Australia's Prime Minister said on Sunday. "The United States government has requested that Australia help to transport stores of military equipment, including arms and munitions, as part of a multi-nation effort," Prime Minister Tony...
  • Australia skipper Michael Clarke set to return for Zimbabwe clash 16 hours 7 minutes ago

    Harare: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare. Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven...
  • Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott to visit India, Malaysia 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Friday that he will travel to India and Malaysia next week. On Abbott's first visit to India as Prime Minister, he said he will visit New Delhi and Mumbai to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries, reported Xinhua. India is Australia's fifth...
  • PCB struggling to sell TV rights for Australia, New Zealand series 2 days ago

    Karachi: The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is facing problems in selling the television rights of its forthcoming 'home' series against Australia and New Zealand in the United Arab Emirates for a reasonable amount. A reliable source in the board, aware of the developments, told PTI that while the PCB had kept...
  • Malaysia signs MoU with Australia for MH370 search 2 days ago

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia has signed a deal with Australia to strengthen their collaboration for searching the ill-fated Malaysian flight MH370, which disappeared midair over five months ago with 237 people aboard. Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai, who is leading the Malaysian delegation to Canberra, signed the Memorandum of Understanding with Australian...
  • Australia to help US in Iraq air strikes 3 days ago

    Canberra: Australia has expressed willingness to contribute its Super Hornet fighter jets to help US-led air strikes in Iraq. Defence Minister David Johnston said Wednesday night that Australia was ready to assist the US with air strikes targeting IS terrorists in Iraq, Xinhua reported. Johnston said the Australian defence force started to...
  • Barack Obama to travel to China Burma and Australia in November 3 days ago

    Washington: US President Barack Obama will visit China, Burma and Australia in November as part of his administration's Asia Pacific re-balance strategy to attend key regional summits and meet G-20 leaders, a senior US official said. In Beijing Obama will attend the Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Summit on November...
  • New counter-terrorism units at Australian airports 3 days ago

    Canberra: New counter-terrorism units have been working at Australia's two largest airports since last week and had already intercepted a person of interest, the prime minister said Wednesday. Tony Abbott said the units operating at Sydney and Melbourne Airports would soon be introduced at all Australian international airports to monitor the...
  • De Villiers, Du Plessis power South Africa to a 7-wicket win over Australia 3 days ago

    Harare: AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis hit centuries in a 206-run partnership as South Africa chased down a formidable 327 to beat Australia by seven wickets on Wednesday. Captain De Villiers was 136 not out to see South Africa to 328-3 and home with 20 balls to spare, a...
  • Spinners will find it tough in World Cup 2015: Michael Hussey 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Even as the teams get ready for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, Michael Hussey has predicted that spin will not play much of a part in the mega-tournament and only "mystery spinners" like Saeed Ajmal and Sunil Narine have a chance of succeeding. "We have got...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series in Harare 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: South Africa opted to bowl. PLAYING XIs: AUSTRALIA: SOUTH AFRICA: Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in the tri-series opener, exhibiting a greater degree of ruthlessness than South Africa did in...
  • South Africa spinners eye hard-hitting Australia in tri-series 4 days ago

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number one-ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • Tri-Series: Australia face South Africa after thrashing Zimbabwe 4 days ago

    Harare: South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin stocks when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number 1 ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series 5 days ago

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's series-opener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Tri-Series, 1st Match: Australia hammer Zimbabwe by 198 runs 5 days ago

    Harare: Australia made their mark in their first game in Zimbabwe in a decade as they racked up a ground-record score in a huge 198-run win over the home team on Monday to open the triangular one-day series. Some brutal hitting by Australia's batsmen powered them to 350 for 6 -...
  • Unlucky Phillip Hughes snubbed again 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Not for the first time, opener Phillip Hughes finds himself warming the Australian bench despite injured skipper Michael Clarke saying last week that it's not possible for the left-hander to have had a better pre-season campaign. Hughes, who has 26 Tests and 20 ODIs to his name, will not play...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener 6 days ago

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...
  • Want to work on bowling skills, says Steve Smith 6 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's middle-order batsman Steve Smith's World Cup hopes could rest on the quality of his leg-spin bowling. Smith was added to the national squad for the tri-series in Zimbabwe against the hosts and South Africa, and looks set to add to the one ODI cap he has received in the...
  • Katie Ledecky breaks 1500m world record at Pan Pacific 6 days ago

    American teenager Katie Ledecky broke a second world record in less than 24 hours when she bettered her own mark for the women's 1,500 metres freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships in Australia on Sunday. The 17-year-old hacked almost six seconds off the previous world record, which she set in Texas...
  • Michael Clarke prepared to travel alone to avoid injury 1 week ago

    Michael Clarke may opt to alter his travel plans for future overseas tours as the Australia captain races against time to recover from a hamstring injury for Monday's first one-day international against Zimbabwe. Clarke, who has had a five-month layoff since leading Australia to a 2-1 Test series triumph in South...
  • Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Australia's Zimbabwe opener August 23, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's training in Harare and is doubtful for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe on Monday. Clarke, who has had a five-month rest since leading Australia to the 2-1 Test series triumph in South Africa, experienced pain in his left hamstring...
  • Australia will not tone down aggression against India: Ryan Harris August 22, 2014

    Melbourne: India's tour of Australia might be over three months away but mind games have already started with pacer Ryan Harris saying they will not tone down their aggression and the Indians may face a brutal summer from fellow fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Harris has declared that the Australians would seek...
  • Australia arrive for first Zimbabwe tour in 10 years August 22, 2014

    Harare: The Australia cricket team arrived for its first tour of Zimbabwe in a decade on Thursday, promising to play hard and shrugging off questions over the trip. Australia avoided playing in the troubled southern African country for 10 years from 2004 because of the rule of longtime president Robert Mugabe...
  • Delhi ranks 111th on global liveability index August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India's national capital, New Delhi, features at a disappointing 111th position while 'Millennium City' Mumbai's liveability index has shot up in the past five years, says a global livability survey held by the Economist Intelligent Unit. In the survey that ranks 140 cities across the globe, the liveability index...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke August 20, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops August 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • Things pretty bad for India, lots of problems to solve: McGrath August 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Australian pace legend Glenn McGrath feels that India will have a tough time during their upcoming tour of Australia at the end of this year after their disastrous show in England. "I think Indians are going to have a very tough time in Australia. Last time, when the two...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...