AUSTRALIA TOUR

  • Australia opener Warner to skip Zimbabwe trip May 16, 2014

    Australia opener David Warner will sit out a triangular oneday international tournament in Zimbabwe in August and September to remain with his partner as she prepares to have their first child. The 27yearold has received the backing of coach Darren Lehmann to miss the two ODIs against both South Africa and...
  • Australia bring in new blood for South Africa tour, Bailey dropped January 20, 2014

    Perth: After a stunning Ashes triumph, Australia added specialist batsmen to a 15man squad unveiled on Monday for the upcoming tour against world number one South Africa. Uncapped Tasmanian Alex Doolan joins Shaun Marsh who returns to the Test scene after almost two years. Losing out is Ashes number six George Bailey...
  • Back injury forces Clarke out of India tour October 1, 2013

    Melbourne: A chronic back inquiry has forced Australia captain Michael Clarke out of the oneday series in India. George Bailey will captain the side in his absence. Australia play seven oneday internationals and a Twenty20 in India, starting Oct 10. Callum Ferguson replaces Clarke in the ODI squad. The National Selection Panel...
  • India squad for Australia ODIs to be selected on Sep 30 September 17, 2013

    Mumbai: The senior selection committee of the BCCI headed by Sandeep Patil will meet in Chennai at the end of this month to choose the Indian squad for the one-off T20 game and subsequent ODI series against Australia scheduled to be held next month. "The meeting is on September 30 in...
  • Cricket Australia support 'homeworkgate' axing May 15, 2013

    New Delhi: Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland Wednesday backed the team management that had axed four players, including then vicecaptain Shane Watson, ahead of the Mohali Test against India in March on ground of breach of discipline. Speaking for the first time on the issue which became a talking point...
  • Raipur likely to host an ODI during Australia series May 1, 2013

    Raipur: After successfully hosting the home matches of Delhi Daredevils, Shahid Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium in all likelihood will get to host an oneday international match when Australia tour the country for a sevenmatch ODI series. Come September, Chattisgarh State Cricket Association will be completing five years as an Associate...
  • Shane Watson: From errant student to class monitor? March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: A week can be a long time in sports, as Australian allrounder could well attest to later this week. Twelve days after he quit the tour and headed home to Australia, Watson could find himself leading the team in the final Test against India starting Friday in New...
  • Arthur hopes Australia become cricket's Man United March 14, 2013

    New Delhi: While Australia's tour of India lurches from bad to worse, their coach Mickey Arthur has come out with a strong statement of intent - to become cricket's dominant team. So dominant, in fact, that Arthur has set his sights on lifting Australia to the cricketing equivalent of Manchester...
  • Hussain takes a dig at Australia's team structure March 13, 2013

    Sydney: Former England captain Nasser Hussain feels the structure of the Australian team management is flawed and suspended vice-captain Shane Watson should have been involved in the decision-making process of the team. Australian cricket finds itself in the middle of a controversy following the one-match suspension of Watson, James Pattinson, Usman...
  • I was wrong but find it hard to accept suspension: Watson March 12, 2013

    Sydney: Sacked allrounder Shane Watson on Tuesday said that it was "wrong" on his part not to submit the presentation to the coach but the "harsh" punishment for such a protocol breach was hard to accept. "I accept that I did the wrong thing with what I did, but I will...
  • Australia right to ban players, says Shane Bond March 12, 2013

    Former New Zealand paceman Shane Bond has come out in support of the Australian team management's decision to axe four players from the next Test of the ongoing tour of India, saying it will reap long-term rewards for the side. Team's vice-captain Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson and Usman Khawaja...
  • 'Spin to dominate in IndAus series' January 28, 2013

    Australia are touring India for a fourmatch Test series starting February 22. ...
  • 'Don't curb aggression for India tour' January 28, 2013

    New Delhi: Sparks fly whenever India and Australia clash on the cricket field but Adam Gilchrist does not see the need to curb the aggression as he feels "heated confrontations" are actually a mark of respect to the rival. "(It's) a great rivalry and I think when it gets so aggressive...
  • BorderGavaskar Tests to start in Chennai, end in Delhi January 14, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI has revised the schedule for the upcoming fourTest series between India and Australia next month, allotting the opener to Chennai followed by fixtures in Hyderabad, Mohali and Delhi. As the per the new itinerary, the first BorderGavaskar Test will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium...
  • Johnson reveals how England's taunts worked July 10, 2012

    Manchester: Australia fast bowler Mitchell Johnson has admitted that the jibes he received from England fans during the successive Ashes series defeats had dented his often fragile confidence. But as he prepared for another clash with the old enemy in the fifth and final oneday international at Old Trafford here...
  • 3rd ODI: Series victory in sight for England July 3, 2012

    It seems almost unlikely that Australia can win the series from here but we've seen in the past that one victory can do wonders to a team's confidence and fortune. It will take an inspired team effort or an extraordinary brilliance from a couple of key individuals, for Australia to...
  • Allround England take 20 series lead July 1, 2012

    London: Ravi Bopara starred with both bat and ball as England coasted to a sixwicket win over Australia with 26 balls to spare in the second oneday international (ODI) at The Oval on Sunday. England saw allrounder Bopara topscore with 82 in a total of 252 for 4 after taking 1...
  • Warner says England attack 'gettable' June 30, 2012

    London: Australia opener David Warner has urged his fellow batsmen to pile the pressure on England's "gettable" attack in the remainder of the archrivals' oneday international series. England who will replace Australia at the top of the 50over rankings if they complete a 50 clean sweep in the series ...
  • Australia look to upset England juggernaut June 28, 2012

    London: After thrashing West Indies, the highspirited England side will now aim to continue their winning momentum against Australia in the fivematch ODI series starting on Friday. The traditional rivals will face off in the first ODI at Lord's and a confident England, who have recently trounced West Indies in...
  • Aus look to blood youngsters on Eng tour June 14, 2012

    Sydney: Australia are looking forward to blood some of their young players in English conditions on their upcoming tour of England with half an eye on next year's Ashes, captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday. Australia play five oneday internationals against England and one against Ireland but no tests on the...
  • PCB still searching neutral venue to host Aus May 12, 2012

    Lahore: The Pakistan Cricket Board is yet to find a suitable 'neutral venue' to host its ODI series against Australia in August after Sri Lanka withdrew its offer to organise the highprofile series for the PCB. A PCB official confirmed on Saturday that the Sri Lankan cricket board, after initially confirming...
  • Watson vows to carry tired Aussies March 9, 2012

    Sydney: Standin Australian captain Shane Watson vowed on Friday to lead from the front with his team battling fatigue after a gruelling summer, as they set off for a tour of the West Indies. The oneday squad left Sydney for the Caribbean a little more than 12 hours after winning the...
  • No exception will be made for Sahara: BCCI February 13, 2012

    Chennai: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has put the ball in the Sahara Group's court, saying it has conveyed its decision on the weeklong stalemate between the two parties to Sahara and is now hoping for a positive response, while reiterating that no exception would be made for them. However, BCCI...
  • Sehwag says India still World Champions January 28, 2012

    Adelaide: India's standin skipper in the Adelaide Test which India lost on Saturday by 298 runs to lose the series 40 Virender Sehwag said while the team fared poorly in the Test series, ODIs will be a different ball game as they are still the World Champions. "We...
  • Australia on top at SCG on Day 2 January 4, 2012

    CNNIBN panel of experts discuss the second day's play of the second Test between Australia and India in Sydney. ...
  • Dravid, Wadekar get top BCCI honours December 10, 2011

    Chennai: Veteran India batsman Rahul Dravid and former captain Ajit Wadekar were honoured with the Indian cricket board's top recognitions, the Polly Umrigar Award and the CK Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award, at a ceremony in Chennai on Saturday. Dravid, who made 1,285 runs from 15 Tests at an average of over...
  • Umesh Yadav aims to be India's McGrath December 4, 2011

    Ahmedabad: Inspired by Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath, the newest addition to the Indian pace attack, Umesh Yadav, wants to be a line and length specialist. "I like Glenn McGrath personally. In my life I will try that I get as close as possible to his bowling," Yadav said ahead...
  • England ghost won't haunt us in Aus: Dravid December 3, 2011

    Jaipur: Senior batsman Rahul Dravid feels that the nightmarish tour of England is a thing of past now and a fullstrength Team India would certainly do well in the upcoming Test series in Australia. "The tour of England was a huge disappointment for us and there were fitness problems too. We...
  • Zaheer still has to prove fitness: Ganguly December 3, 2011

    New Delhi: Sourav Ganguly, the former India captain, has sounded a warning ahead of the Australia tour by suggesting that Zaheer Khan has not done enough to prove his fitness for the first Test against Australia starting on the Boxing Day. Zaheer injured his right hamstring on the first day...
  • Will the selectors turn to Irfan? November 30, 2011

    New Delhi: Zaheer Khan an iffy starter, Praveen Kumar out, Munaf Patel nowhere in sight and Ishant Sharma yet to hit the straps in his comeback. Reading that, the hard task of beating Australia in Australia seems even harder. The 'blunt chest' of Praveen Kumar turned into a fractured rib, which...