AUSTRALIA VS INDIA

  • India in Australia: No. 6, third pacer up for debate after first tour game 20 hours 34 minutes ago

    India had a decent workout during their first two days in office on the tour of Australia. Every bowler deployed got among wickets, India bowled out the opponents and then the batting unit had a good hit with five of them scoring half-centuries. Albeit the visitors faced a Cricket Australia XI...
  • Cricket Australia to probe Michael Clarke selection row Yesterday

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland will grill Michael Clarke and national team selectors after a bizarre breakdown in communication over the injured captain's availability for the first Test against India next week. Selectors on Monday named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad for the Brisbane Test with the provision...
  • Tour Game: India draw with CA XI after valuable batting practice Yesterday

    Adelaide: India made a positive start to their tour of Australia after rounding off the practice game against Cricket Australia XI with an allround performance as the two-day match ended in a draw here on Tuesday. At the Gliderol Stadium, the visitors finished at 363 for 8 declared after 91 overs...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out of first Test against India: reports Yesterday

    Adelaide: On a collision course with Cricket Australia over his fitness, injured skipper Michael Clarke has been reportedly ruled out of the opening Test against India, following his failure to recover well to play in the two-day tour game in Adelaide starting on Friday. Cricket Australia had made it clear that...
  • Michael Clarke has no plans to quit despite injuries Yesterday

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has no intention of retiring from international cricket in the next 12 months as he continues to battle a chronic back problem that could rule him out of next week's first test against India. "No I don't (have any plans to retire in the next 12 months),"...
  • Michael Clarke in limbo as cricket board digs in heels Yesterday

    A bizarre standoff between Michael Clarke and selectors over the Australia captain's hopes of playing the first Test against India next week remained unresolved on Tuesday after the nation's cricket board dug in its heels. Selectors named the injured skipper in a 12-man squad on Monday for the Brisbane Test with...
  • As it happened: CA XI vs Indians, Tour Game 1, Day 2 Yesterday

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day 1 Roundup: Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up...
  • Tour Game: India allay bowling worries by knocking over CA XI 2 days ago

    Not usually do you see Indians high-fiving on the opening day of a cricket tour to Australia. But the Gliderol Stadium in Adelaide saw that, as Indian bowlers left Monday morning blues in bed and turned up for work in style. In an ideal scenario, India would have wanted their batsmen...
  • India in Australia, Tour Game: Indian bowlers shine on Day 1 2 days ago

    Adelaide: India's fast bowlers led by Varun Aaron made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, as they dismissed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture, here on Monday. All the Indian bowlers were among wickets as Aaron, who worked up good...
  • Injured Steve Smith likely to be fit ahead of first Test against India 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Steve Smith was ruled out of Tuesday's Sheffield Shield match but is still likely to play for Australia in the first Test against India, starting December 4, after picking up a quad strain, Cricket Australia announced on Monday. Smith guided Australia to a remarkable win in the fifth One-Day International...
  • Michael Clarke in Australia squad for first Test against India 2 days ago

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke has been selected to lead Australia in the first Test against India despite concerns over back and hamstring injuries that forced him out of the limited-overs series win over South Africa. Australia selectors announced the 12-man squad on Monday for the December 4-8 match, including Clarke subject to...
  • As it happened: Cricket Australia XI vs Indians, Day 1 2 days ago

    (For Live updates scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Cricket Australia XI opted to bat against Indians. Teams: CA XI: Matthew Short, Ryan Carters(wk), Ashton Turner(c), Seb Gotch, Nick Stevens, Kelvin Smith, Alexander Gregory, Jonte Pattison, Josh Lalor, David Moody, Harry Conway, Sam Grimwade Indians: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, Cheteshwar Pujara,...
  • My captaincy success depends on team-mates: Kohli 3 days ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli says his team-mates will determine the success or otherwise of his captaincy when he takes charge of India in place of Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the first Test against Australia next month. The 26-year-old batsman will make his Test captaincy bow in Brisbane on December 4 while Dhoni...
  • Don't judge Kohli's captaincy by just one Test: Azharuddin 3 days ago

    New Delhi: India's stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli is facing baptism by fire in the first Test against Australia in Brisbane next month, but former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin feels the result of this one match should not be the basis for passing a judgement on his leadership skills. "You should not be...
  • Burnt-out Brad Haddin thought of quitting cricket 3 days ago

    Melbourne: He could be leading Australia against India in the upcoming Test series if Michael Clarke fails to recover in time from injury but Brad Haddin himself felt so drained physically and mentally not too long back that he contemplated quitting cricket. In a 'Daily Telegraph' report quoting rugby player Tom...
  • Couple of two-day matches not sufficient to open Australia tour, says Ganguly 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Not really impressed with the preparation that India will have going into the Test series against Australia, former captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said a couple of two-day practice games are just not enough. India will start the Test series against Australia on December 4 and play two practice...
  • Problems persist for Dhoni in Tests but can win World Cup: Sourav Ganguly 4 days ago

    Former India captain Sourav Ganguly feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who won the World Cup for India in 2011 after 28 long years, should stay at the helm for the team to defend their title in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. During the Test series in England, which...
  • Australia rest pace trio ahead of India series 4 days ago

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia (CA) Saturday opted to rest pace trio Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Josh Hazlewood for the upcoming Sheffield Shield round matches, keeping in mind the upcoming Test series against India. The move gave rise to the possibility that the three men have been earmarked to form Australia's fast...
  • No need to be intimidated by Australia: Ravi Shastri 4 days ago

    BCCI's Director of Cricket, Ravi Shastri, has said if the team fights it out in the middle with heart and enjoys the tour Down Under, then there is no reason why it can't perform on the tough tour of Australia. "We have got an exciting bunch of young players but that...
  • Australia should be prepared to face aggressive India: Virat Kohli 4 days ago

    For the first time in 22 years, the Indian team is embarking on a Test tour of Australia without greats like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman, Sourav Ganguly, Anil Kumble and Virender Sehwag but unperturbed by that, star batsman and captain for the first Test Virat Kohli said they...
  • Team India leaves for tour Down Under 4 days ago

    Mumbai: An 18-member Indian team, led by Virat Kohli on Saturday left for Australia to play in the four-match Test series starting at Brisbane from December 4. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will miss the first Test due to a right thumb injury and he is expected the join side from the...
  • Duncan Fletcher to join Team India in Australia 4 days ago

    Mumbai: Indian coach Duncan Fletcher, who was not present at the pre-departure press conference here Thursday, is reportedly going to join the Virat Kohli-led team in Australia from his native place South Africa. Kohli and Team Director Ravi Shastri addressed the media on the eve of the departure for the...
  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 5 days ago

    For batting legend VVS Laxman there are no clear favourites for next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but the former Indian batsman feels India will surely enjoy an "advantage" having spent a considerable amount of time Down Under before the mega-event. India will spend nearly two-and-a-half months in...
  • We can beat Australia in their own backyard, says Virat Kohli 5 days ago

    Mumbai: Set to embark on a gruelling Test tour of Australia starting December 4, star batsman Virat Kohli on Friday said India will play aggressive and positive cricket in their four-match series and his young side can beat the Aussies in their own backyard. "We are confident of our ability and...
  • Kim Hughes, McGrath back Smith to lead in Clarke's absence 5 days ago

    Sydney: As serious doubts remain over Michael Clarke's participation in the first Test against India, Steven Smith is being looked by many as a front-runner to lead Australia in the regular skipper's absence. Even though vice-captain Brad Haddin is expected to step up as skipper in Clarke's absence when Australia take...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 5 days ago

    India's most prolific batsman of late and captain for the first Test on the coming tour of Australia, Kohli gets into the avatar of a Superhero in the animated series 'Virat'. ...
  • Cricket Australia rebuff selector Mark Waugh's 'marketing' comment 5 days ago

    Australia selector Mark Waugh refreshingly candid departure from sport media-speak when he let slip that Cricket Australia wanted their Test team selected early for "marketing reasons" has been swiftly rebuffed by the governing body on Friday. Waugh made the comment on 'Inside Cricket' a TV chat show, but the governing body...
  • I'm living my most cherished dream, says KL Rahul 5 days ago

    Elated after being selected in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia, Karnataka's in-form opener KL Rahul said he is eager to play alongside captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The 22-year-old had an amazing domestic season that paved way for his entry into the national team for...
  • Cricket Australia forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh 6 days ago

    Sydney: Selector Mark Waugh on Thursday said Cricket Australia's (CA) "marketing purposes" hampered the Test selection process for the upcoming series against India, starting December 4. Australia will name their squad for the first Test Monday, a day before a round of Sheffield Shield matches, that would have been extremely useful...