Australia Test Series

  • I do think Team India can be competitive overseas: Gaurav Kalra March 25, 2013

    Can India hope to succeed overseas with the players who starred in series win over Australia at home? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Do you think we have the best resources as far as fast bowling is concerned? Asked by: Sohail ...
  • I would like to see Dhawan play for Sehwag and Ojha for Harbhajan: Gaurav Kalra March 5, 2013

    Can this win kickstart India's climb back to the top of Test rankings? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Has these 2 test matches proven that England is much better team than Aussies? Asked by: Ajay Sudame A. If...
  • Australia's weakness is spin, so I say go attack: Jamie Alter February 27, 2013

    Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is almost an home ground for Ojha, therefore he should be in the eleven instead of Harbhajan. Your comments. Asked by: Sandeep...
  • Will Kai Po Che's 2001 Ind-Aus theme pull in cricket fans? February 21, 2013

    New Delhi: When religious politics divided three friends, it was the mutual love for cricket that helped them bury their petty differences and reunite during a historic India-Australia series in Kolkata in 2001. It could be pure coincidence or a really smart business move, but director Abhishek Kapoor's 'Kai Po...
  • Affected by losses but not bogged down: Dhoni January 2, 2012

    Sydney: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni conceded that the confidence of his side has taken a hit after five successive Test losses on foreign soil but insisted that the team would bounce back in the second Test against Australia starting on Tuesday. After the 0-4 whitewash at the hands of England...
  • DRS set to stir up controversy in Ind-Aus series December 21, 2011

    Canberra: In the absence of the Decision Review System in the upcoming India-Australia Test series, the on-field umpires will once again be the masters of a cricket field, but the broadcasters' move to use the technology for viewers could make the men in white court look silly at times. In the...
  • 'We''ll fight it out against India' October 12, 2010

    Bangalore: India may have strengthened its position in the second Test but the debutant Australia paceman Peter George is hoping his team would be successful in turning the table on the hosts and level the series. Australia are 202 for seven, with a lead of 185 with one full day remaining...
  • Sachin's feats are time immemorable: Kapil October 11, 2010

    Bangalore: The way Sachin Tendulkar is piling up records after records, cricket fans will talk about his amazing feats for at least the next fifty years, India's World Cup winning captain Kapil Dev said on Monday. Tendulkar on Sunday became the first batsman in the history of Test cricket to reach...
  • Bangalore wicket deteriorating: Murali Vijay October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: Master batsman Sachin Tendulkar and the rest of the Indian batting need to fire in unison to overcome a slow and deteriorating Chinnaswamy wicket here to surpass Australia total of 478 in the last Test of the two-match series on Monday. "We have a lot of work to do. The...
  • Want to keep performing for India: Sachin October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: Senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday said playing for the country has been his childhood dream and that he has enjoyed every moment during the last twenty years. "I have always been focused towards my game. When I started playing cricket, I never had any goals but always wanted...
  • India vs Australia: Day 2 October 10, 2010

    Sachin Tendulkar meets members of a non-governmental organization after completing 14, 000 runs in Test matches, during the second Test against Australia. (AP Photo)Virender Sehwag ducks to avoid a rising delivery during the second day of the second Test against Australia at Bangalore. (AP Photo)Australia's Marcus North leaves the ground after losing his wicket during the second day of the second Test against India. (AP Photo)
  • Tendulkar completes 14, 000 Test runs October 10, 2010

    Bangalore: In yet another first, India's all time great Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday became the only person to scale the 14,000 peak in Test cricket during their five-day match against Australia. Needing 27 runs to reach the landmark, the 37-year-old cut off-spinner Nathan Hauritz through coverpoint for a boundary and accomplish...
  • 'Sreesanth should focus on his strengths' October 7, 2010

    Kochi: Temperamental pacer Sreesanth on Thursday received a word of advice from former captain Ravi Shastri who said the speedster should focus on his strength and not be intimidated by anyone including the Australians. "Focus on your strength, be your self and do not be intimidated by anyone least of of...
  • 2nd Test is a must-win game for us: Hussey October 7, 2010

    Bangalore: Down 0-1 in the series, Australia batsman Mike Hussey on Thursday said the visitors are determined to come out with flying colours in the second and final Test against India starting here on Saturday. Incidentally, the second Test against India would be Australia's last five-day game before this year's Ashes...
  • It was one of my best innings: Laxman October 5, 2010

    Mohali: After single-handedly guiding India to a one-wicket victory over Australia in the nail-biting first cricket Test on Tuesday, V V S Laxman termed his unbeaten 73 as one of the best knocks of his career. "It is definitely one of my best knocks. I have always enjoyed batting in such...
  • Our worries about Laxman were true: Ponting October 5, 2010

    Mohali: Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Tuesday admitted that his side's worst fears that V V S Laxman could spoil their chances came out to be true and said it would be a difficult job for them to bounce back in the series after the heartbreaking loss in the opening...
  • Gambhir, Ishant out of second Test October 5, 2010

    Mohali: Opener Gautam Gambhir and fast bowler Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of India's squad for the second Test against Australia in Bangalore due to injuries in their right knees. Left handed opening batsman Abhinav Mukund and Saurashtra quick bowler Jaidev Unadkat have been named as their replacements. Apart from...
  • Sehwag's aggression helps India: Nielsen September 29, 2010

    Mohali: Virender Sehwag's pyrotechnics with the bat give Indian cricket team an edge as the flamboyant batsman takes the pressure off his middle-order colleagues by scoring at a fast pace, Australian coach Tim Nielsen said on Wednesday. "Sehwag's performances at the top of the order has had a damaging effect on...
  • Australia hit 319/1 on day 1 vs BP XI September 25, 2010

    Chandigarh: Simon Katich and Shane Watson exposed the toothless bowling attack of Board President's XI by hitting a sparkling century each and put Australia in a strong position at 319 for one on the first day of the three-day tour game here on Saturday. Australian batsmen put the BP XI bowling...
  • Johnson relishes playing against India September 22, 2010

    Chandigarh: Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels that playing India on their soil is always a "huge challenge" irrespective of whether the hosts are at the top or bottom of ICC rankings. "I don't think about rankings too much. Coming and playing here (in India) itself is a challenge. Players like...
  • We trust the Indian security: Ponting September 25, 2010

    Australian captain Ricky Ponting and his men are not scared of terror threats as they get ready for the Test series in India. ...
  • Playing in India biggest challenge: Hauritz September 17, 2010

    Melbourne: Australian spinner Nathan Hauritz said on Friday that the Test series in India next month is the toughest challenge of his career but he is confident of doing well as despite being world number one, the hosts can make mistakes. "It's going to be tough enough bowling against those players,...
  • Waqar overjoyed with Pak victory July 25, 2010

    Leeds: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis predicted a bright future for his young side after they rid themselves of one of the most unwanted records in cricket by at last winning a Test match against Australia. And former captain Pakistan captain Asif Iqbal warned England to be on their guard when...
  • Aamer wants more after success against Aus July 26, 2010

    Leeds: Pakistan's teenage bowling sensation Mohammad Aamer described his stunning Headingley display against Australia as "just a beginning", saying he had a long way to go at the international level. The 18-year-old took 11 wickets in the two Tests against Australia -- including three for 20 and four for 86...
  • Pakistan win 2nd Test by 3 wickets July 24, 2010

    New Delhi: Pakistan are on the verge of their first Test victory over Australia in 15 years, requiring 40 runs to level the two-match series with two days remaining following impressive performances from Mohammad Aamer and Imran Farhat. After Aamer claimed 4-86 as Australia were bowled out for 349 to leave...
  • Boom Boom Afridi is Pak Talisman July 13, 2010

    New Delhi: As Pakistan gets ready to lock horns with the Australians at the ‘home of cricket’ on Tuesday, they will look to their captain Shahid Afridi for some inspirational leadership. Although it is supposed to be a home series for the Pakistanis, it is as much an away series...
  • Katich eager for Lord's return July 9, 2010

    Derby: Australia's Simon Katich cannot wait to go back to Lord's where the first Test against Pakistan starts next week. It will be nearly a year since Australia last played a Test at 'the home of cricket' where in 2009 they lost the second match of an Ashes series England went...
  • Afridi calls for more consistency July 7, 2010

    Karachi: Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi has demanded more consistency from his players as the team gears up for a Test series against Australia in England. "The key is for us to develop a habit of winning matches more regularly and consistently like other top teams including Australia and South Africa," Afridi...
  • MCC to sponsor Pakistan-Australia Test series April 12, 2010

    London: Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) announced Monday that it would be sponsoring the Test and one-day series between Pakistan and Australia in England in July. This will be the first time MCC, the owners of London Lord's Cricket Ground where the first of two Tests between Pakistan and Australia is due...
  • Gambhir's aggressive stance riles Australian media October 31, 2008

    Melbourne: The confrontation between Gautam Gambhir and Australian cricketers in the ongoing third Test in Kotla was played up by the Australian media, saying that it revived memories of the controversial series of last summer. "The acrimony which almost destroyed last summer's Test series between Australia and India exploded again on...