India V Australia 2012 13

  • Michael Clarke confident of Australia giving England a good fight in Ashes April 2, 2013

    Sydney: Australian cricketing prospects have rarely looked bleaker than when Michael Clarke took over the Test captaincy after the last Ashes series but only an outandout optimist would declare the outlook that much brighter two years on. While his personal stock has risen inexorably on the back of a torrent...
  • Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed to retire on his terms: Rajeev Shukla March 31, 2013

    New Delhi: Senior BCCI official Rajeev Shukla feels that Sachin Tendulkar should be allowed to retire on his own terms considering the huge contribution the veteran batsman has made to Indian cricket. "He (Tendulkar) has made a huge contribution to Indian cricket and is a guiding spirit of the team....
  • Australia series helped me get back my rhythm: Ishant Sharma March 30, 2013

    New Delhi: India pacer Ishant Sharma feels that he has got his "rhythm back" in the recentlyconcluded home Test series against Australia after spending the better part of last year on the sidelines due to ankle surgery. "I think I am slowly getting back into my rhythm. I am pretty...
  • Australian batting is on the decline, says Ian Chappell March 27, 2013

    The former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo that there won't be another Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke if numerous gaping "holes in the production line" are not addressed by Cricket Australia (CA) soon. Chappell pointed out how the Australian batting was exposed...
  • Qadir criticises pitches prepared by India for Australia Tests March 26, 2013

    Lahore: Former Pakistan legspinner Abdul Qadir has criticized the pitches prepared by Indian curators for the recently concluded Test series against Australia. "It is true that Test cricket is supposed to be a test of the batsmen and bowlers who must show the required skills to adapt themselves in different conditions...
  • CA stands by national team management despite India debacle March 26, 2013

    Sydney: Cricket Australia boss James Sutherland says national team management, including Mickey Arthur, John Inverarity and Pat Howard, retains the board's full support but agrees the 40 defeat in India is "not acceptable." According to Sydney Morning Herald, Arthur, in the job since November 2011, is under contract with CA until...
  • Watson's position in the side not guaranteed: Inverarity March 26, 2013

    Sydney: Shane Watson captained Australia in the fourth and final Test against India recently, but his poor showing does not guarantee him neither his batting spot nor his role as Michael Clarke's deputy for the Ashes, Aussie chairman of selectors John Inverarity hinted on Tuesday. Speaking for the first time after...
  • Mickey Arthur doesn't regret suspending undisciplined players March 26, 2013

    Perth: Mickey Arthur has no regrets about his controversial decision to suspend four players for a Test during the tumultuous 40 series loss in India, saying he hopes the new disciplined approach will help Australia regain the No. 1 ranking. Arthur dropped vicecaptain Shane Watson, pace bowlers Mitchell Johnson and James...
  • Fab Five: The young heroes of India's 40 whitewash March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India's landmark 40 whitewash of Australia featured clutch performances by a crop of young players who pitched in matchwinning turns that shoved Australia on the back foot and masked over the struggles and absence of more experienced players. Shikhar Dhawan stepped up in his Test innings with a...
  • Arthur's job not in danger after India fiasco March 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Despite Australia suffering a humiliating 04 Test series whitewash against India, coach Mickey Aurthur is unlikely to be sacked as Cricket Australia has backed him to continue at the job, though the board termed the team performance as "unacceptable". CA Chief Executive James Sutherland said the team management, including Arthur...
  • Not fair to discuss about Sachin's retirement: Srinivasan March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: BCCI president N Srinivasan on Monday refused to be drawn into a debate on whether it was time for Sachin Tendulkar to call it quits from Test cricket, saying he is the "greatest batsman India has produced" and it won't be fair to the batsman to discuss about...
  • Milliondollar baby Jadeja reaps rich dividends in Tests March 25, 2013

    R Ashwin bagged the ManoftheSeries award against Australia for his 29 wickets in four Tests while Cheteshwar Pujara and Murali Vijay scored over 400 runs to help India script a historic 40 whitewash, but the man whose superlative performances took people by surprise is Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja was the most consistent...
  • Furious Aussie media labels team as 'worst' in 34 years March 25, 2013

    New Delhi: After their humiliating 40 whitewash in the recently concluded Test series against India, the Australian team has drawn flak from their media back home. They labelled the Michael Clarkeled side as "worst" in the past 34 years and severely criticised the shot selection of the team's top order...
  • Feels good to give it back to Australia: R Ashwin March 25, 2013

    The India offspinner played a big role in India's Test whitewash of Australia with 29 wickets. ...
  • How the BorderGavaskar Trophy was won March 25, 2013

    A look back at the key performers and passages of play which led to India's whitewash of Australia in the 201213 Border Gavaskar Trophy. 1st Test, Day 2: Tendulkar rolls back the years Sachin Tendulkar walked to the crease in the sixth over of India's first innings with the scorecard reading...
  • Sachin should play as long as he wants: Ganguly March 24, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday said Sachin Tendulkar should play as long as he wants. There is a buzz that Tendulkar, who will turn 40 next month, may have played his last on Indian soil when he batted at Kotla, as there's not a Test scheduled in...
  • Australian players face media fury in the wake of debacle March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: A livid Australian media on Sunday labelled their side as "worst" in 34 years and compared the shot selection of their top order batsmen to "insanity" as India inflicted a humiliating 40 whitewash on the visitors. "IT's official. Australian cricket's class of 2013 are the worst to tour...
  • Took it one game at a time: R Ashwin March 24, 2013

    ManoftheSeries R Ashwin picked up 29 wickets as India whitewashed Australia 40. ...
  • India dominated Australia in all departments: Gavaskar March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Highly impressed by India's young players, legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar says they needed to be developed into top players as they look ready to face the stern challenges that tough Test cricket throws. Gavaskar said the best way to build on the serieswin would be help youngsters grow...
  • Victorious India dish out cold revenge to Australia March 25, 2013

    India helped atone for their whitewash in Australia last year by beating Australia 40, riding on the back of superlative performances from their young stars. Their crushing win inside three days in the fourth and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla was another example of how India's younger players...
  • India thrash Australia 40 March 24, 2013

    India got the job done in three days as Australians showing much more intensity but were second best. Ravindra Jadeja was man of the match and R Ashwin was man of the series. ...
  • Ishant Sharma fined for breaching ICC Code of Conduct March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: India fast bowler Ishant Sharma has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for breaching the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day's play in the fourth and final Test against Australia in Delhi on Sunday. Sharma admitted to the charge and accepted the sanction...
  • After 43 years, Australia beaten 40 March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Australia's tour of India has resulted in a defeat in all four Tests, and the ignominy of their second 40 series defeat in 43 years. The previous and only instance of an Australian cricket team being beaten 40 was in South Africa in the 196970 season, when Ali...
  • Ravindra Jadeja's sister proud of his performance against Australia March 24, 2013

    Ravindra Jadeja was named Man of the Match for his bowling performance in the fourth and the final Test. ...
  • If Sachin Tendulkar can struggle, so can we: Shane Watson March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: After the 40 loss to India, Shane Watson took the responsibility for not performing in the series. Australian batsmen struggled throughout the series against Indian spinners, with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja being the pick of the bowlers. In most of the Australia innings, the most number of...
  • India complete clean sweep over Australia March 24, 2013

    Kris Srikkanth lauds India's performance as he feels that this is the best possible thing could have happened in a transitional phase. ...
  • Fans celebrate India's historic 40 series win March 24, 2013

    India thrashed Australia by six wickets in the fourth and final Test to clinch the series 40. ...
  • Twitterview: Reactions to India's historic 40 whitewash of Australia March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Several former and current cricket players took to Twitter on Sunday to congratulate India on their sixwicket win at the Feroz Shah Kotla, which capped the first time ever that they won a Test series by a 40 margin. India bowled Australia out for 164 on day three,...
  • I needed a kick on the backside, says R Ashwin after 29wicket series March 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who emerged as the highest wickettaker in the fourTest series with 29 wickets, on Sunday said that he made a few changes in his bowling technique after the home defeat against England in 2012. "Everything has gone pretty well, there were a few changes I...
  • Team India should enjoy series win over Australia: Aakash Chopra March 24, 2013

    CNNIBN's cricket expert Aakash Chopra feels that it's a great win for India and does not matter whether Australia played below their potential. ...