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  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke 9 hours 18 minutes ago

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Match called off as rain keeps India alive in Tri-series 11 hours 45 minutes ago

    The one-day international between India and Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney was abandoned due to rain. The game could only see 16 overs in which India scored 69 for the loss of two wickets before rain stopped play. After being put into bat, India were 69 for 2...
  • Fans blast decision to move ODI from Adelaide to Sydney 11 hours 46 minutes ago

    Sydney: South Australia's cricket fans blasted the decision to move Monday's One-day International (ODI) between Australia and India to Sydney after the game was stopped because of rain. Fans took to social media to vent their frustration at Cricket Australia (CA) over the decision to move the match from Adelaide, where...
  • In-form Aussies chase fifth Cricket World Cup 11 hours 48 minutes ago

    Syndey: Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into next month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings. Under the attacking coaching of Darren Lehmann, the Australians have registered some impressive results and have only lost one of...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG 12 hours 36 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • As it happened: Australia vs India, Tri-series 19 hours 9 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a...
  • I love mentoring Indian players during IPL: Mike Hussey Yesterday

    He is one among the few top overseas players to have regularly featured in the cash-rich Indian Premier League and Michael Hussey believes that his bond with it has got stronger over the years having played the role of a "mentor" to young Indian players. Hussey, who has played six seasons...
  • Ishant, Jadeja in line to return for must-win Australia clash Yesterday

    India's tour Down Under has gone from bad to worse as the visitors have lost all their matches so far in the Carlton Mid tri-series. Consequently, the match on Monday against Australia at the SCG turns out be a must-win game for them. Bowling let India down in the first match,...
  • Need to score runs, says Australian skipper George Bailey Yesterday

    Sydney: His team is scoring runs in heaps but Australia's ODI cricket captain George Bailey has been struggling and the batsman is planning to promote himself up the order in the match against India on Monday to get back in form and avoid the axe. The stand-in captain has been in...
  • Ishant Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja fit for Sydney ODI Yesterday

    After India's dismal show in the first two ODI's of the tri-series, some good news coming in from Australia as the Indian team management confirmed reports of Ishant Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja getting fit and ready to play the next one-day in Sydney. According to BCCI official website, www.bcci.tv, Ishant Sharma...
  • Adam Gilchrist, Jack Ryder to be inducted into the Aus Hall of Fame Yesterday

    Sydney: Celebrated wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist and late former captain and selector Jack Ryder will be inducted into Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the annual Allan Border Medal ceremony on January 27. "Former Australian wicketkeeping great Adam Gilchrist and former Australian captain and selector Jack Ryder will be inducted into the...
  • Will the hosts once again win the cricket World Cup? Most likely Yesterday

    As we come closer to the World Cup, all the teams are busy sorting their permutations and combinations. Every World Cup brings with it a bank of surprises that opens up the tournament, but this one is all set to get a notch higher as there are no clear favourites...
  • Cricket tragedy averted, lucky Hughes survives blow to head 2 days ago

    Bringing back memories of the tragic death of Phillip Hughes in November last, an Australian cricketer Daniel Hughes was left unconscious briefly after being hit by an almost identical bouncer on his neck during a first grade match but fortunately escaped unscathed, local media reported. Batting for Northern Districts against Blacktown...
  • Darren Lehmann to experiment with squad in clash against India 2 days ago

    Sydney: With a place in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Saturday that he would experiment with their eleven in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG). The Australian selectors were forced to make three changes for Friday's tense win over...
  • Virat Kohli should bat at four if team wants, says Viv Richards 2 days ago

    Sydney: Virat Kohli's form may have taken a hit since dropping to number four in the batting order, but West Indian legend Sir Viv Richards feels the marauding cricketer should continue in the position if that is what the Indian team requires. The Men in Blue are currently involved in a...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • Tri-series: Steven Smith ton takes Australia to a 3-wicket win over England 3 days ago

    Stand-in captain Steve Smith made an unbeaten 102 to guide Australia to a tense three-wicket win over England in the tri-series one-day cricket international on Friday, clinching their place in the final. Smith, who led Australia in an ODI for the first time in the absence of George Bailey - suspended...
  • India look emotionally drained, says Danny Morrison 3 days ago

    Sydney: Disappointed with India's performance in the ongoing tour of Australia, former New Zealand cricketer Danny Morrison feels the touring side looks "emotionally drained". India lost the four-match Test series against Australia 0-2 and are yet to post a win in the ongoing ODI tri-series against hosts and England. "India look emotionally...
  • Focus on Shikhar Dhawan ahead of Australia test 3 days ago

    Out-of-form opener Shikhar Dawan worked overtime at India nets under the watchful eyes of coach Duncan Fletcher ahead of India's Carlton Mid Tri-series match against Australia on Jan 26. Dhawan, with twin failures of 2 and 1, was under the spotlight in an optional practice session on Friday at the...
  • Tri Series: Team India returns to training after rest day 3 days ago

    Sydney: Following a rest day, the Indian cricket team returned to practice at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Friday ahead of their third ODI of the tri-series, against Australia on Monday. Although it was an optional session, almost the entire team came to practice, with only Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma...
  • India's World Cup preparations take a hit in tri-series 3 days ago

    Sydney: It was meant to be a dress rehearsal for the ODI World Cup next month but the Indian cricket team has been left grappling with selection issues in the ongoing tri-series against Australia and England, failing to find the combination that would be good enough for the marquee event. With...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, Match 4, Tri-Series 3 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Brief Preview: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side on Friday. The hosts...
  • India desperate to solve the Shikhar Dhawan riddle 4 days ago

    January 18, 2015, the MCG: Full ball outside off shaping away, throws bat hard at it, head high catch to second slip. 2 off 4 balls, 0.5 overs. January 20, 2015, the Gabba: Pushes forward to outswinger ducking away from off stump, comfortable nick through to the 'keeper. 1 off...
  • Moises Henriques replaces Shane Watson in Australian squad for Hobart ODI 4 days ago

    Hobart: All-rounder Moises Henriques on Thursday replaced an injured Shane Watson in the Australian squad for Friday's tri-series cricket match against England. Watson had reported tightness in his right hamstring during training at Blundstone Arena on Wednesday and was therefore ruled out of the contest. "Henriques will link up with the squad...
  • Sledging was worse two decades ago: Andrew Flintoff 4 days ago

    London: The ICC's recently-promised crackdown on sledging might make it seem that players are behaving badly more often right now but former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff feels the on-field altercations were 10 times worse a couple of decades ago. The ICC has warned of strict action, including bans, if players cross...
  • Tri-series: Aussies eye final berth as they take on England 4 days ago

    Hobart: Three key players, including skipper George Bailey, would be missing in action but the Australian team would look to seal a place in the ODI tri-series final when they clash with a confident England side, here on Friday. The hosts are placed comfortably at top with two wins from as...
  • Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Brett Lee warns World Cup rivals 4 days ago

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14. Mitchell Johnson is the leader of...