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Zimbabwe appoint Whatmore new coach, eye 2015 World Cup
Harare, Dec 31 : Newly appointed Zimbabwe national cricket team coach Dave Whatmore has said he is targeting the Super Eight stage of the 2015 World Cup, to be held in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14.
SCG to honour late Phillip Hughes with bronze plaque
Sydney, Dec 31 : As Australian cricketers return to the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) for the first time since the death of Phillip Hughes - the life of their fallen teammate will be commemorated with a bronze plaque to be unveiled at the ground at which he burst onto the scene and then met his ...
India will improve in next 12 months: Ravi Shastri
Sydney, Dec 31 : Despite India losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy following the draw against Australia in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), team director Ravi Shastri has said that the team is young and it they will improve in next 12 months.
Shaun Marsh lauds a more 'consistent' Agar
Sydney, Dec 31 : Spinner Ashton Agar has become a more consistent bowler, his West Australian (WA) teammate Shaun Marsh said Wednesday after the left-armer was recalled to Australia's squad for the fourth Test against India, starting Jan 6 at Sydney.
Kohli eyes Dravid's run record in fourth Test
Sydney, Dec 31 : Indian Test captain Virat Kohli, who has scored 499 runs in the ongoing series against Australia, has a strong chance of breaking legendary Rahul Dravid's record of scoring maximum number of runs in a series against the Baggy Greens.
Virat Kohli claims 15th spot in ICC's latest Test Batsmen Rankings
Dubai, Dec 31 : Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli has moved up four places into the top 20 of the latest Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen following the conclusion of Boxing Day Tests between Australia and India.
Azhar Mahmood backs Younus Khan to play crucial role in Pak's WC ...
Karachi, Dec 31 : Former Pakistan's all-rounder Azhar Mahmood has backed veteran batsman Younus Khan to play a crucial role in the team's one day side in the upcoming World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Kiwis pushing for Boxing Day Test in Melbourne against Australia
Wellington, Dec 31 : As Boxing Day Tests are gaining limelight in the long format of cricket, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) chief executive David White has claimed that they are pushing for a Melbourne Boxing Day Test against Australia.
Zambia pick provisional squad for World netball Championship
Lusaka, Dec 31 : Zambia netball head coach Pauline Msombo has picked a 22-member provisional team for the 2015 World Netball Championship to be played in Australia.
'Agar's inclusion not certain in Sydney Test'
Melbourne, Dec 31 : Australia coach Darren Lehmann has said spinner Ashton Agar's inclusion in the 13-man squad for the fourth Test against India at Sydney doesn't guarantee his place in the final 11, and stressed the nature of the pitch would determine which way the attack would be balanced.
Injured Clarke 'running' ahead of schedule to be fit for WC
Sydney, Dec 31 : Australian cricket team injured captain Michael Clarke has returned to running duties a week ahead of schedule, strengthening his chances of being fit for playing in the upcoming World Cup.
Australia's poor fielding due to lack of confidence: Coach
Melbourne, Dec 31 : Coach Darren Lehmann has said Australia's poor fielding played a critical role in his team's failure to win the third Test, and suspects it to be a confidence issue.
Australian student flies to Syria, joins IS
Sydney, Dec 31 : An Australian student has reportedly fled to Syria and joined Islamic State (IS) soon after he received prize money from the Australian government here, a media report said Wednesday.
Australia light plane crash: Bodies recovered
Sydney, Dec 31 : The bodies of the pilot and a passenger were found Wednesday in the cockpit of the plane which had ditched into the sea off the southern island state of Tasmania.
Small lizard species found in Australia
Sydney, Dec 31 : A lizard species that weighs barely 16 gram and has remained practically unchanged for the past six million years has been found in Australia, a media report said Wednesday.
New role for Australian soldiers in Afghanistan
Sydney, Dec 31 : Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations in Afghanistan will enter a new phase in the New Year to train, advise and assist local soldiers, defence authorities said Wednesday.
Ashton Agar recalled to Oz squad for Sydney Test against India
Sydney, Dec 30 : Australian left-arm spinner Ashton Agar has been recalled to the Test squad for the upcoming final Test against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
'Determined' Smith eyes clinching Border-Gavaskar Test series 3-0 ...
Sydney, Dec 30 : Australia stand-in Test skipper Steven Smith has said that he is looking forward to clinch the four match Border-Gavaskar Test series 3-0 following the Boxing Day Test match resulted in a draw.
Virat Kohli dealt fierce verbal barrage by Haddin and Co during final ...
Sydney, Dec 30 : Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin and his teammates launched a barrage of sledging towards Virat Kohli after coming close to running out the Indian superstar during the fifth day of the Melbourne Test.
India lose series against Oz post Boxing Day Test draw
Sydney, Dec 30 : India failed to capitalise on a healthy first innings in the Boxing Day Test as they were held to a stalemate by an Australian bowling attack that saw the tourists losing the four match series 2-0.
James Pattinson hopes overhauled bowling action will help him ...
Sydney, Dec 30 : Returning Australian paceman James Pattinson has said that he hopes an overhauled bowling action would help him prevent back injuries in the future as he eyes a return to Test cricket.
'Rotten pizzas' replace cricket on final day of Boxing Day Test!
Sydney, Dec 30 : Cricket fans tuning in to Channel Nine, who cover the ongoing Test series between Australia and India live, were on the receiving end of a bizarre morning as they were subjected to 'pizza' talks rather than their regular cricket update.
Azarenka involved with Oz teen tennis ace Kokkinakis in Instagram ...
Sydney, Dec 30 : Belarussian tennis ace Victoria Azarenka apparently seems to be involved in an Instagram hook-up with Australian teen sensation Thanasi Kokkinakis.
Aviation expert brands AirAsia's QZ8501 emergency flight plan 'fatal ...
Beijing, Dec 30 : An Australian aviation expert has claimed that the disappearance of AirAsia flight QZ8501 occurred after the pilot flew into a well known danger area over the Java
Warner confident Oz will never trudge 'fine line' of sledging
Wellington, Dec 30 : Australia's opening batsman David Warner firmly believes that his team knows where the fine line between banter and unsportsmanlike conduct on the cricket pitch is and would continue to walk that line.
Dhoni's abrupt good-bye stunning, mystifying
By Kishen Datta : The suddenness with which Mahendra Singh Dhoni announced his retirement from Test cricket "with immediate effect" is as stunning as it is mystifying. Cricket captains who have led their country for as long as Dhoni has - 60 Tests, to be exact - don't bid good-bye as ...
Tendulkar, Ponting lead tributes for Dhoni
Melbourne, Dec 30 : Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's shock retirement from Test cricket prompted widespread reactions on social media, with tributes flooding in from all corners of the globe, including from legendary Sachin Tendulkar and inspirational Australian skipper Ricky Ponting.
Dhoni retires from Test cricket with immediate effect
Melbourne/Mumbai, Dec 30 : Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni Tuesday decided to retire from Tests citing the strain of playing all three formats of cricket after India drew the third Test against Australia. Virat Kohli will captain the side in the fourth and final Test in Sydney.
Australian shot with spear gun at shark that killed friend
Sydney, Dec 30 : An Australian teenager who watched a shark attack which killed his friend revealed Tuesday how he fought it off when it came for him.
Virat Kohli once again amidst verbal barrage
Melbourne, Dec 30 : Indian star batsman Virat Kohli was once again involved in a verbal barrage against Australia on the fifth day of the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Tuesday.