WEST INDIES VS AUSTRALIA

  • Alastair Cook's sorry England form could end in his demise April 16, 2015

    If Alastair Cook does not sort out his batting problems during the series against West Indies, the England captain's test future looks rather bleak, former batsman Nasser Hussain said. Cook, who has not scored a test century since May 2013 when he notched up 130 against New Zealand at Headingley, was...
  • Australian batsman Joe Burns signs deal with Middlesex April 14, 2015

    London: Australian middle-order batsman Joe Burns has signed a deal with English county club Middlesex. The Queenslander is set to join the London-based club in early May and replace compatriot Adam Voges, who ironically was picked ahead of Burns for Australia's Test series against West Indies and England, cricket.com.au reported on...
  • Curtly Ambrose backs 'team man' Phil Simmons to move Windies forward April 12, 2015

    Antigua: West Indies bowling consultant Curtly Ambrose has given his full backing to new head coach Phil Simmons, describing him as a "team man" who he expects to bring a new dimension to the squad. Simmons, the former Ireland coach, was appointed to the vacant position following the conclusion of the...
  • Australia's Test series in West Indies rescheduled, to begin June 3 now April 9, 2015

    Bangalore: The Frank Worrell Trophy, the two-Test series between West Indies and Australia, which was supposed to start on June 5, has been brought forward by two days, the West Indies Cricket Board announced on Thursday. The first Test will be played from June 3 in Dominica, while the second Test...
  • After England, Chris Gayle may even miss Australia Test series April 3, 2015

    Kingston, Jamaica: West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been all but ruled out of the two-match Test series against Australia in June. The left-hander has already confirmed his unavailability for the upcoming three-Test series against England due to a chronic back injury, reports cricket.com.au. However, he will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore...
  • World cricket waits on West Indies revival May 4, 2012

    London: It is a measure of how much things have changed since the West Indies' glory days that the overwhelming feeling amongst home cricket fans ahead of their tour of England is sympathy. From the mid 1970s through the 1980s the West Indies dominated world cricket...
  • We're way off the number one spot: Clarke April 28, 2012

    Roseau: Michael Clarke celebrated a year in charge of Australia with a 75run victory over West Indies in the third and final Test, but insisted his team is far from the finished article. Since succeeding Ricky Ponting as skipper, Clarke has built an impressive record with...
  • 3rd Test: WI struggling at 173/5 chasing 370 April 26, 2012

    Dominica: Shivnarine Chanderpaul hit 69 and became the 10th batsman in cricket history to pass 10,000 Test runs but West Indies struggled to 173 for 5 in pursuit of 370 to beat Australia in the third and final Test on Thursday. Captain Michael Clarke took 3 for 34 with his...
  • 3rd Test: Australia lead crosses 300 on Day 3 April 25, 2012

    Roseau, Dominica: Ed Cowan and Ricky Ponting both hit halfcenturies on Wednesday as Australia built a healthy lead of 310 on the third day of the third and final Test at Windsor Park. Ponting topscored with 57 while Cowan contributed 55 as Australia reached 200 for 6 in their second...
  • Wade not yet first choice keeper for Australia April 25, 2012

    Dominica: Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade hit an impressive maiden Test century in the third and final Test against West Indies on Tuesday but does not expect his achievement to change his stature as fillin to first choice Brad Haddin. Haddin had to give up the gloves for this series for...
  • Patience key to unlocking WI potential April 25, 2012

    Roseau: West Indies were again guilty of letting a strong position slip from their grasp when they ended the second day of the third Test against Australia 163 runs adrift, but their young squad will be given a chance to develop. Australia's tail wagged to punish the hosts, recovering from...
  • 3rd Test: West Indies dominate on Day 1 April 23, 2012

    Dominica: Offspinner Shane Shillingford took 4 for 77 on his home turf on Monday as West Indies restricted Australia to 212 for 7 on a gripping opening day of the third and final Test. The Dominican, in only his seventh Test, claimed the heart of Australia's top order to give the...
  • Ponting victim of own high standards: Clarke April 21, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia captain Michael Clarke feels that his predecessor Ricky Ponting was a victim of the high standards he himself set. The 37yearold Ponting, who retired from ODIs earlier this year, is under scrutiny in every Test he plays despite scoring at an average of 108.80 against Indian...
  • Cowan remains positive despite poor form April 20, 2012

    Port of Spain: When Australian selectors meet to select a team, opener Ed Cowan is most likely to lose his place because of poor form, but he remains positive about his own game. "I feel like my game is in good order. There's a big difference between being out of runs...
  • 2nd Test: Aus lead WI by 127 runs on Day 4 April 19, 2012

    PortofSpain: Fast bowler Kemar Roach claimed 3 for 27 here on Wednesday as the West Indies rebounded from conceding a first innings lead of 54 to reduce Australia to 73 for 3 on a rainruined fourth day of the second Test at the Queen's Park Oval. Australia go into the final...
  • Hussey's toil could prove decisive April 17, 2012

    Port of Spain: A week after he smashed the West Indian bowlers around Barbados to lead Australia to a thrilling victory in fading light, Mike Hussey was back in a completely different role, grinding his way to a crucial halfcentury that could deliver another victory for his team. On a Queen's...
  • West Indies eyeing fightback in second Test April 14, 2012

    Port of Spain: After letting the first Test slip through their fingers in fading light on the last day, West Indies will look to rebound when they take on Australia in the second Test, starting on Sunday. Captain Darren Sammy is convinced that West Indies will learn from Wednesday's threewicket loss...
  • Australia ponder two spinners for second Test April 14, 2012

    Port of Spain: Australia coach Mickey Arthur said his team may employ two specialist spinners for the second Test against the West Indies, which starts at the Queen's Park Oval on Sunday. Nathan Lyon, who played in the first Test victory in Barbados, could be partnered by leftarm spinner Michael Beer...
  • Harris, Hilfenhaus achieve careerbest ratings April 13, 2012

    Dubai: After guiding Australia to a thrilling threewicket win over West Indies in the first Test in Barbados, pacers Ben Hilfenhaus and Ryan Harris achieved their highestever bowling ratings in the ICC Test rankings. ManoftheMatch Harris, who took 3 for 31 in the West Indies second innings, jumped five places to...
  • 1st Test: Aus beat West Indies in a nailbiter April 11, 2012

    Bridgetown: Shane Watson hit 52 and Michael Hussey supplied a crucial 32 off 26 balls as Australia earned a thrilling threewicket victory over the West Indies in fading light on Wednesday on the fifth and final day of the opening Test at Kensington Oval. Australia were set 192 to win...
  • Gibson optimistic of WI chances on final day April 11, 2012

    Bridgetown: West Indies head coach Ottis Gibson remained optimistic about winning the opening Test against Australia after they threw away the advantage with a shocking batting collapse on the fourth day. West Indies lost three wickets for four runs in a 25minute period before tea here on Tuesday and stumbled...