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  • Australia tour will give advantage to India in World Cup: VVS Laxman 1 hour 0 minutes 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 2 hours 19 minutes 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 4 hours 33 minutes 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...
  • 4th ODI: Smith ton seals Australia's series win over South Africa 4 hours 55 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Steve Smith smashed a brilliant century to lead Australia to a series-clinching three-wicket win over South Africa in the fourth one-day international on Friday. Smith hit a career-best 104 from 112 deliveries to register his second ODI hundred as the Australians passed South Africa's 267 for eight with six balls...
  • Watch: Virat Kohli turns into Superhero 'Virat' for Australia series 9 hours 54 minutes 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 13 hours 38 minutes 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 14 hours 4 minutes 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...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 4th ODI 14 hours 14 minutes ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: South Africa have won the toss and have opted to bat. Australia lead the five match ODI series 2-1. Teams: Australia: David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, James Faulkner, Pat Cummins, Nathan Coulter-Nile,...
  • Cricket Australia forced selectors to pick India Test squad early: Mark Waugh Yesterday

    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...
  • Glenn McGrath predicts another India whitewash in Australia Yesterday

    Glenn McGrath has no hesitation in declaring that India's tour of Australia is going to end in another "rabble" , saying that the tourists' hopes will meet the same fate as the last tour - a 4-0 Test series whitewash. "I have no issues with saying, I think it'll be 4-0,"...
  • Football: Australia will lift at Asian Cup, says Brett Emerton Yesterday

    Australia will raise their game in front of their own fans at next year's Asian Cup and deserve to be among the favourites despite their poor recent form, according to former Socceroos stalwart Brett Emerton. Expectations of Asian Cup success have dived in Australia during a year in which the Socceroos...
  • Mike Hussey to lead PM XI against England Yesterday

    Canberra: Retired Australian cricketer Mike Hussey will once again take to the pitch - for one match, at least - when he captains a Prime Minister's XI side against England in January. The match will be played January 14 at Manuka Oval, four days before England's opening match of a one-day...
  • Michael Clarke 'hopeful' for first India Test: physio Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia are hopeful that captain Michael Clarke will be available for next month's first Test against India despite a recurrence of his hamstring injury, physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said on Thursday. Clarke has missed just one of Australia's 39 Tests since he assumed the captaincy in 2011 despite a degenerative long-term...
  • South Africa's Imran Tahir in doubt for fourth ODI vs Australia Yesterday

    South Africa could be without frontline spin bowler Imran Tahir for the fourth one-dayer against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after he injured his knee in the 73-run defeat in Canberra on Wednesday. The 35-year-old leg spinner did not bat in the loss at Manuka Oval, which left the tourists...
  • PM Modi arrives in Delhi after his 10-day three nation tour Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Delhi on Thursday after his 10-day three nation tour during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN-India Summits in Myanmar, the G-20 Summit in Australia and held bilaterals with his Australian and Fijian counterparts. Modi, the first Indian premier to visit...
  • Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests 2 days ago

    Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who is struggling with his hamstring injury, could be fit in time for the upcoming four-Test series against India starting December 4, with reports surfacing that the batsman may not require surgery. Clarke, who had to sit out of the ongoing ODI series against South Africa, has...
  • 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch drives Australia to victory over South Africa 2 days ago

    Sydney: Australia's Aaron Finch hit his fifth one-day international century to drive the hosts to a 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra on Wednesday and a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. Finch put on 118 for the first wicket with David Warner (53) and went on to score 109...
  • Australian captain Michael Clarke might be fit for India series 2 days ago

    Canberra: Just days after his Test future was thrown into doubt due to persistent injuries, Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke is set for a swift return to action. Clarke withdrew from Australia's ongoing five-match One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa after reinjuring his troublesome hamstring in Perth last week, reports...
  • Michael Clarke should quit one-dayers after World Cup: Border 2 days ago

    Sydney: Injured skipper Michael Clarke should quit playing One-Day Internationals (ODI) after the 2015 World Cup in order to finish his career as one of the true greats of Australian cricket, former captain Allan Border has said. Clarke will meet physiotherapist Alex Kountouris in Sydney Thursday to find out more about...
  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni goes hunting for bats ahead of Australia tour 2 days ago

    Meerut: Recuperating from his thumb injury, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is making himself battle-ready for the upcoming tour of Australia and the Indian skipper was seen spending long hours selecting bats. Dhoni, who missed the five-match ODI series against Sri Lanka has also been ruled out of the first Test in Brisbane...
  • When Rahul Dravid's two-minute pep talk changed KL Rahul's life 2 days ago

    It was an Under-13 tournament when a skinny Lokesh Rahul came across his childhood hero Rahul Dravid whose tips changed the Karnataka batsman's life, recollects the youngster's coach Samuel Jayaraj. Karnataka State Cricket Association coach Jayaraj saw an 11-year-old Rahul bat for the first time at the cricket academy in Mangalore....
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI 2 days ago

    (For ball-by-ball commentary scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss: Australia have won the toss and have opted to bat against South Africa in the third ODI. Five match series is levelled at 1-1. Teams: Australia (Playing XI): David Warner, Aaron Finch, Shane Watson, Steven Smith, George Bailey(c), Mitchell Marsh,...
  • PM Modi clicks selfie with 'friend' Tony Abbott 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is known for clicking selfies, on Tuesday posted a selfie with his "friend" and Australian counterpart Tony Abbott. The selfie signed by the two leaders was taken at the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) where Abbott hosted a rare reception for Modi, the first Indian...
  • Fiji opposition to boycott Modi's speech due to internal politics 2 days ago

    Suva: Fiji's opposition party has decided to boycott the special parliament meeting planned for Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday after the government withdrew it's decision to allow it to move the vote of thanks. Modi, the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the pacific nation in 33 years, is due...
  • Modi is like a 'brother', says Australian PM Abbott 3 days ago

    Melbourne: "Narendra and I." Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said this at a joint press conference with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi after a summit talks while stressing how the two countries were expanding their cooperation in various areas. The personal warmth Abbott shared with Modi was reflected yet again at...
  • Emulate hockey performance in Australia: Kumble to cricket team 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Former cricket captain Anil Kumble on Tuesday said the Indian cricketers should take inspiration from their hockey counterparts and seek to emulate their achievement in Australia. The men's national hockey team recently defeated Australia 3-1 in a Test series Down Under. The cricket team will play a four-match Test series...
  • Modi, Abbott pose with World Cup trophy at Melbourne Cricket Ground 3 days ago

    PM Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott at the Melbourne Cricket ground. Modi also posed with the 2015 Cricket world cup trophy. ...
  • Australian selectors rely on team depth to tide over batting cris 3 days ago

    Sydney: Australian national selectors have opted not to redesign an under-pressure cricket team, ahead of the third One-Day International (ODI) of a five-match series against tourists South Africa Wednesday even as captain Michael Clarke remains in grave danger of missing the action due to a debilitating hamstring injury. The Clarke-less Australia...
  • PM Modi highlights how India-Australia relations can expand: Steve Waugh 3 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Marya Shakil spoke to the former Australian captain Steve Waugh about the growing relations between India and Australia. Waugh said, "I've been very positive about the Australia-India story for a long time. Modi's visit here has opened the eyes of many Australians of the possibilities, the opportunities and to...