AUSTRALIA VS INDIA

  • Ravi Shastri feels DRS can be used for 'howlers' 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    Melbourne: India cricketers' stance on the Decision Review System (DRS) seem to be softening with the national team director Ravi Shastri saying that the technology can be used in the event of "howlers". Former captain Shastri was quoted as saying by 'The Australian' that as a member of the ICC Technical...
  • Shikhar Dhawan fit to play in Boxing Day Test 8 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan is fit to play in the third Test against Australia starting December 26 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). An Indian team spokesperson Monday said Dhawan and vice-captain Virat Kohli had recovered from the injuries sustained in the Gabba nets before play on the fourth morning...
  • Axar Patel replaces injured Ravindra Jadeja for remainder of Australia Test series 11 hours 9 minutes ago

    Axar Patel will join the Indian team in Australia for the remainder of the Test Series as a replacement for Ravindra Jadeja, who has a shoulder injury and will be returning to India to undergo a rehabilitation program. Having made his ODI debut early this year, Axar has been in wicket-taking...
  • It's important to intimidate opposition, says Mitchell Johnson 13 hours 23 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Never the one to shy away from a showdown, either with the ball or words, Australian pacer Mitchell Johnson feels "psychological warfare" is important to intimidate the opposition on the cricket field. In a new DVD titled 'Mitchell Johnson: Bouncing Back,' the pacer, who has tormented India with both bat...
  • Nathan Lyon contradicts MS Dhoni, lauds umpires for good job 13 hours 39 minutes ago

    Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni may not be all that satisfied with the level of umpiring in the ongoing Test series but Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon feels the officials are doing a "pretty good job". India were at the receiving end of at least five contentious calls in the first two...
  • My dad didn't believe I was selected: Joe Burns 15 hours 42 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Young batsman Joe Burns' selection in the Australian team for the third Test against India was so unexpected that his own father had refused to believe the news. The 25-year-old, who was named as a replacement for injured all-rounder Mitchell Marsh on Sunday, spoke of his father's surprise and his...
  • Batting approach in overseas tours has improved: MS Dhoni 18 hours 13 minutes ago

    Even as their dismal run away from home continues, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the Indian cricket team's approach to batting in overseas tours has "improved" in the last one year. A listless India capitulated to a four-wicket defeat in the second Test against Australia after an inept batting display by...
  • Brad Haddin, Shane Watson need to make runs: Darren Lehmann Yesterday

    Melbourne: Wicketkeeper Brad Haddin's alarming batting slump must end, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday. The 37-year-old is regarded as the elder statesman of the team and was also considered for captaincy before Steven Smith was chosen to lead the side in place of injured Michael Clarke. He was appointed...
  • Ishant Sharma, Australia fined during Brisbane Test Yesterday

    Dubai: Australia was Sunday fined for a slow over-rate and India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been found guilty of breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the second Test, which the home side won by four wickets at Brisbane. Jeff Crowe of the Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed...
  • Aussie media slate 'whingeing' India after loss in 2nd Test Yesterday

    Beaten India were distracted by their gripes over the state of practice wickets and food as they reached their breaking point on their Australian tour, local media said Sunday. M.S. Dhoni`s tourists fell 2-0 behind in the four-match series with a four-wicket loss to Australia in the second Gabba Test on...
  • Steven Smith should captain Australia in all formats: Ryan Harris Yesterday

    Brisbane: Australian pacer Ryan Harris feels stand-in Test skipper Steve Smith should be handed captaincy in all three formats if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time for next year's ODI cricket World Cup. Harris, who is nursing a quadriceps strain and is racing against time to be fit for the...
  • Mitchell Marsh out as Australia selectors pick Joe Burns for Boxing Day Test against India Yesterday

    Brisbane: Batsman Joe Burns, on Sunday, was handed an unexpected Test debut as he replaced all-rounder Mitchell Marsh in a 13-member Australian cricket squad for the third Test against India starting December 26. "Australia's National Selection Panel have opted for the shock selection of Queenslander Joe Burns to join the 13-man...
  • After Brisbane defeat, captain MS Dhoni says India's new vintage nearly ready Yesterday

    It will come as little comfort to India after going 2-0 down in the four-match Test series against Australia but the young touring party have already put on a much better showing than the much vaunted 2011-2012 vintage. The supine surrender of the last India Test squad to visit Australia, packed...
  • India in Australia: Two Tests India should not have lost Yesterday

    Another Test is behind India, leaving a lot of ifs and buts. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is right it doesn't matter how close you were to winning - what matters is the end result. India were beaten by four wickets to go down 0-2 in the four-match series. Looking at the...
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...
  • Injury worries to Mitchell Marsh, David Warner cloud Boxing Day Test 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Injuries worries to in-form opener David Warner and allrounder Mitchell Marsh may affect Australia's plans for the third cricket Test which gets underway at Melbourne on Boxing Day. Warner, who had cracked twin centuries in the first Test, was hit at the thumb by a rising delivery from India's pacer...
  • Team India should avoid verbal spats with Australians: Gavaskar 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday advised the Indian team to avoid verbal spats with their Australian counterparts as he feels the country's cricketers are not as well equipped to deal with sledging as the ones from Down Under. A day after Rohit Sharma got into a verbal spat...
  • Never faced complaints about practice pitches: Gabba Curator 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Shocked by India's criticism of the practice pitches here, Gabba's chief curator Kevin Mitchell has said that no other touring cricket team has ever complained about the tracks and insisted that they are just fine for net sessions. "The practice wickets are fine. They wear just like a match pitch...
  • Sledging Mitchell Johnson not too wise on India's part: Steven Smith 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia's young skipper Steve Smith has warned India that any plans of sledging Mitchell Johnson in the future are likely to backfire just as they did in the second cricket Test that ended here on Saturday. Johnson scored 88 runs in the first innings and then took three quick wickets...
  • India getting the rough end of close calls: MS Dhoni 2 days ago

    Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the 50-50 decisions are not going India's way after his team fell behind 2-0 in the series against Australia at the Gabba on Saturday. The tourists, who are against using the decision referral system (DRS) in the four-match series, had another contentious umpire's call with the...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni's 8 Test ducks the most by an Indian skipper 2 days ago

    India's most successful captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, bagged an unwelcome record on Saturday when his eighth Test duck made him the Indian skipper with most scores of zeroes to his name. Debutant Australia pacer trapped Dhoni LBW for a naught during India's four-wicket defeat inside four days at Brisbane, which took...
  • Did Dhoni and Kohli's 'lack of communication' cost India Gabba Test? 2 days ago

    India succumbed to second consecutive Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts won by four wickets inside four days, but the manner in which India lost and skipper MS Dhoni's admission after that should discomfort a lot of fans. From 71 for 1 and just 26 behind Australia in...
  • India's Australia nightmare continues, another 4-0 looms 2 days ago

    The moment Virat Kohli came out to resume India's second innings with Cheteshwar Pujara on the fourth morning, one could sense something was not right with the team. As it turned out, Shikhar Dhawan, who was supposed to come out with Pujara, was hit on the wrist during the net...
  • 2nd Test: Sorry India surrender inside four days, Australia win by 4 wickets 2 days ago

    An unforeseen change in batting order and some poor shot selection cost India another sorry Test defeat in Australia on Saturday as the hosts completed a four-wicket victory at the Gabba with more than a day to spare to go 2-0 up in the four-Test rubber. The visitors went downhill from...
  • Phillip Hughes' death unites cricket in grief 2 days ago

    London: Cricket confronted tragedy in 2014 with the death of Phillip Hughes after the Australia batsman was hit by a bouncer in a domestic first-class match. Several batsmen had previously been killed in similar incidents, albeit at lower levels of the game, and two days after Hughes' death Israeli umpire Hillel...
  • Angry Ishant Sharma leaves Gabba because of no vegetarian food 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Barely two weeks after mutually sharing the grief of Phillip Hughes' death, Indian team's relations with Cricket Australia is turning sour as pacer Ishant Sharma left the Gabba at lunch on the third day, after finding that there was no vegetarian preparation in the menu. Apparently they have been unhappy...
  • India blame Gabba practice pitches for Shikhar Dhawan injury 2 days ago

    India on Saturday blamed the Australian pitches for the injuries sustained by Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli just before play started on Day 4 of the second Test match at Gabba. India suffered a major jolt in the morning on Day 4 when Virat Kohli came to bat in place of...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, 2nd Test, Day 4 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 4 Round-up: Twenty wickets is what you need to win a Test, and that's where India have been found out so far in Australia as the visitors failed to dislodge the Australian tail quickly on day three to concede...
  • Dilip Vengsarkar bats for DRS after howlers in Tests Down Under 3 days ago

    Mumbai: A slew of howlers by umpires in the ongoing India-Australia cricket Test series Down Under has convinced former captain Dilip Vengsarkar to come out in support of the Decision Review System (DRS), a technology whose use has been consistently opposed by BCCI. "I was also of the view that since...