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  • David Warner credits fiancee for career revival 4 hours 37 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian opener David Warner has credited fiancee Candice Falzon for making him focus on his cricket and helping him mature not only as a person but also as a player. Warner, who is enjoying his first Christmas as a father, feels that the responsibility of the two relationships has made...
  • India set to hire psychologist Sandy Gordon 6 hours 7 minutes ago

    BCCI is all set to hire famous sports psychologist Sandy Gordon from the Boxing Day Test match which is scheduled to start on Friday at the MCG. According to a report by CNN-IBN, Gordon will join the team at Melbourne just before the third Test match and his presence will help...
  • Sunil Gavaskar defends MS Dhoni on "unrest" remark 6 hours 11 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Batting legend Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday defended Mahendra Singh Dhoni for his "unrest" comment that got the media talking about a rift within the Indian cricket team in Australia, saying that the Indian captain might have chosen a wrong word to describe the situation. Dhoni made the comment in...
  • Boxing Day Test to pause to remember tsunami victims 6 hours 45 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The roar of a Boxing Day Test crowd will be momentarily hushed on Friday in a mark of respect and to remember the 10th anniversary of the devastating 2004 tsunami. About 65,000 Australian fans are expected at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) as the Aussies attempt to seal the series...
  • Hazlewood asks Burns to keep things simple at MCG 7 hours 14 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Fresh from his impressive debut at the Gabba in the second cricket match against India, Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood has advised young Joe Burns, who is set to play his first Test at the MCG on Boxing Day, to keep things simple. The 25-year-old Queensland batsman has come into the...
  • Ishant Sharma needs to step up and take more wickets: Ajit Agarkar 7 hours 30 minutes ago

    New Delhi: 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 on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Ishant needs to do a...
  • If you know Australians we tend to like verbal banter: Michael Bevan 10 hours 7 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India did try to turn the sledge handle towards Australia at the Gabba but the tactic probably backfired and Mitchell Johnson, who was at the receiving end while batting, came up trumps. Michael Bevan said that Australian's relish the verbal banter and opposition teams should never use it...
  • India fight for survival against Australia in Boxing Day Test 11 hours 2 minutes ago

    With all the hopes of a first series triumph in Australia dashed after defeats in the first two Tests, India have an unenviable task of avoiding the prospect of relinquishing their grip on the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as another loss in the Boxing Day Test starting on Friday would help Australia...
  • Brad Haddin will emerge from poor batting form: Adam Gilchrist 11 hours 8 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian legend Adam Gilchrist has praised wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's glovework and insisted his poor batting form hasn't put his Test career in jeopardy. Australia coach Darren Lehmann this week said Haddin's poor batting form was an issue. But Gilchrist backed the 37-year-old to emerge from his slump, despite scoring just...
  • We're close, we can turn it around: MS Dhoni 11 hours 31 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India might be 0-2 behind in the series but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has utmost belief that his team can turn the tables on Australia in the Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "It is possible to turn things around. We have been competitive in the series so...
  • Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steven Smith 14 hours 25 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steven Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy "whingeing among themselves". He was referring to the aftermath of the Brisbane Test which his...
  • India sweat on Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Boxing Day Test 14 hours 47 minutes ago

    India may have to wait a little longer to see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action in Australia as captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni indicated the seamer's injured ankle could keep him out of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, starting on Friday. The 24-year-old was the most impressive player in India's...
  • Kohli used a knife and stabbed Dhawan, mocks MS Dhoni 15 hours 17 minutes ago

    Dismissing the reports of a dressing room clash between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni laughed off the media speculations and said these are tales more suited for a movie script. Dhawan was struck on his wrist during a practice session at the Gabba and didn't come...
  • Debutant Joe Burns to bat at six, Ryan Harris to play for Australia 17 hours 41 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Debutant Joe Burns will bat at number six and paceman Ryan Harris returns for Australia in the third Boxing Day Test against India, skipper Steve Smith said on Thursday. Smith, who won his first Test as captain as a replacement for the injured Michael Clarke at the Gabba last weekend,...
  • India's best chance is at MCG: Ricky Ponting Yesterday

    Melbourne: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting is happy with the way the hosts have played their brand of cricket till now but believes that if India have a chance of victory it will be in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne starting Friday. Trailing the four-match series 0-2, India lost a...
  • India don't believe they can win away from home: Matthew Hayden Yesterday

    Melbourne: Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series. India trail the four-match series 0-2, losing the second Test...
  • Shaun Marsh in latest injury scare for Australia Yesterday

    The Australian team received a fresh injury scare when middle-order batsman Shaun Marsh was struck on the hand at a practice session on Wednesday. This was the second injury scenario for the home team ahead of the commencement of third Test on Boxing Day against India after all-rounder Shane Watson was...
  • Phillip Hughes' tragic passing still haunts David Warner Yesterday

    Australian opening batsman David Warner says the tragic loss of Phillip Hughes still haunts him every time he sees a batsman struck on the head by a cricket ball. Warner was standing at gully when Hughes was felled by a bouncer at the SCG in a Sheffield Shield match last month,...
  • Injured Clarke to do commentary during third Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Wide World of Sports commentary team for the Boxing Day Test against India starting here on Friday. Clarke, who is recovering from hamstring surgery, will take on the role throughout the third Test against India, providing an unique insight into his teammates...
  • Team India face uphill task against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia fast bowler Josh Hazlewood says his team's refusal to be intimidated by India's verbal sledges and physical play during the second Test will give them an advantage when the teams meet again on Friday in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. India greeted Australia fast bowler Mitchell...
  • David Warner, Shane Watson shake off injury fears for 3rd Australia vs India Test Yesterday

    Melbourne: Opener David Warner and allrounder Shane Watson both took part in training on Wednesday as injury scares eased for Australia ahead of the Boxing Day Test against India. The pair returned to the fray during a Christmas Eve session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Warner, batting for the first time since...
  • Axar Patel excited to play in Australia but likely to miss Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    Promising allrounder Axar Patel on Wednesday expressed happiness over his selection in the Indian squad for the next two Test matches against Australia after Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the series due to an injury. "I am very happy being selected for the Indian team for the next two Test...
  • Team India's pride at stake against Australia in Boxing Day Test Yesterday

    With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two Tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight Test loss on the Australian soil this week. The defeat in the first two Tests in Australia...
  • Team India's sledging 'backfired' in Brisbane, says Hazlewood Yesterday

    India's attempts to get under Australia's skin in the second Test "backfired" on the way to defeat at the Gabba, according to paceman Josh Hazlewood. Australia head into the third Test starting in Melbourne on Friday with a 2-0 lead in the four-match series and looking to seal victory. Hazlewood's team...
  • Michael Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes Yesterday

    Australia batsman Michael Clarke has said his recovery from surgery on his torn hamstring was progressing as expected and he still hoped to lead his country at next year's World Cup. The 33-year-old tore his hamstring during the first Test against India and was ruled out for the series, prompting speculation...
  • Australia should stick with Shane Watson at No.3: Ricky Ponting 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Joining the debate over Shane Watson's batting position in the upcoming Boxing Day Test, former Australia cricket captain Ricky Ponting has backed the under-fire batsman to deliver in his favourite number-three position against India. Two years after Ponting's retirement, the Australian team management has failed to fill the No.3 spot...
  • Hughes death still in the back of people's minds: Cummins 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Australian pacer Pat Cummins says the death of Phil Hughes following a freak head injury last month, is still playing on the minds of the country's fast bowlers as they look to bowl the short-pitched stuff. A former team-mate of Hughes, who died aged 25 after being hit on the...
  • Watson hit on helmet, to be monitored for signs of concussion 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' tragic death came back to haunt Australia after star allrounder Shane Watson was hit on the helmet by a vicious bouncer from pacer James Pattinson during their training session at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday. The 33-year-old was left shaken by the fierce blow to the head...
  • Ishant Sharma, Varun Aaron arrived late at Gabba on fourth day morning: report 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Indian pacers Ishant Sharma and Varun Aaron arrived late at the Gabba on the fourth morning of the second Test against Australia even as their teammates were dramatically collapsing out in the middle, according to a report. A report in the Herald Sun claimed that Ishant and Aaron were among...
  • Hughes' death still causing concern for fast bowlers, says Pat Cummins 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Pacer Patrick Cummins has admitted the mode of Phillip Hughes' tragic death is still in the back of the minds of Australian pacemen as they continue to bowl bouncers in cricket matches. Cummins was a former team-mate of the left-hander for the New South Wales and Australia but was not...