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New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: NZ chip into Australia's massive lead
New Zealand v Australia, 1st Test, Day 3: NZ chip into Australia's massive lead

Brendon McCullum raises his bat to the crowd as he leaves Wellington for the last time as a batsmanWELLINGTON (Reuters) - Tom Latham and Henry Nicholls helped reduce New Zealand's first innings deficit to 201 runs by reaching 178-4 at the end of the third day of the first Test against Australia after Adam Voges' double-century had put the visitors in total control.Latham scored 63, while Nicholls was 31 not out at the end of the day. Mart

Feb 14 2016
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI
IPL Auction 2016: Unsold XI

Of the 351 players that were in the pool for the IPL Auction 2016, only 94 were sold. As the vast majority of the players went unsold, it should come as no surprise if they are plenty of unhappy players. While some of the players, like the uncapped players wouldn't have expected to be picked, there were plenty of internationals, who were unlucky to miss out. Shane Watson was the most expensive player but not all Australians had a good time a

Feb 7 2016
Sheffield Shield will move out of Australia for the first time
Sheffield Shield will move out of Australia for the first time

Three Australian Test players will participate in the Sheffield Shield match.Round 6 of Sheffield Shield commences this Wednesday with Australia's premier domestic first-class cricket competition being played beyond the country's shores for the first time in its 123-year history.The historic move will see New South Wales take on Western Australia at Burt Suttcliffe Oval in Lincoln, New Zealand, from February 3 to 6.Cricket Australia (CA)

Feb 1 2016
Deserved to be dropped from ODIs, says Ravichandran Ashwin
Deserved to be dropped from ODIs, says Ravichandran Ashwin

Ashiwn took the blame upon himself for being left out of the ODI side for the last three ODIs of the VB Series.India star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said he was disappointed but deserved to being left out of the playing XI during the One-Day International (ODI) series against Australia.Ashwin conceded it was a fair decision taken by the management as he didn't perform well in the first two ODI matches.After successive losses

Jan 28 2016
David Warner and Steven Smith to miss rest of India T20I series, Glenn Maxwell returns
David Warner and Steven Smith to miss rest of India T20I series, Glenn Maxwell returns

Steven Smith and David Warner among the Australian team singing the national anthem prior the 1st T20IAustralia will be without the services of two of their best batsmen, David Warner and Steven Smith, as they look to come back from a 0-1 series deficit in the ongoing 3-match T20I series against India. Glenn Maxwell, who is expected to return from the sore hamstring which kept him out of the 1st T20I, will be one of two inclusions in th

Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings
Australia v India, 4th ODI: Player Ratings

Hundreds from Dhawann (L) and Kohli (R) failed to take India to their first victory in the seriesOf all the ODIs that India played in the series so far, this was arguably the best opportunity India had to win the game. Although the series was lost in the previous game, all India had to play for was pride. However, it all ended in disappointment and embarrassment after a batting collapse.Being set a mammoth target of 349 by the home side, India co

Jan 20 2016
Australian squad announced for remaining ODIs and T20 series
Australian squad announced for remaining ODIs and T20 series

Shaun Tait returns to the Australia side after a gap of almost five yearsA 17-man Australia squad has been named for the T20 series against India later this month, with several of this year’s Big Bash League stars finding their way into the national team on strength of their domestic showings. David Warner and Nathan Lyon have been picked in the ODI squad for the last two 50-over encounters as well.Shaun Tait is the most notable new face in

Jan 18 2016
Team India will be a tougher test than New Zealand and West Indies, says former Australian pacer Geoffrey Lawson
Team India will be a tougher test than New Zealand and West Indies, says former Australian pacer Geoffrey Lawson

Geoffrey Lawson coached the Pakistan cricket team for a year between 2007 to 2008Geoffrey Lawson, the former Australian pacer who is now an analyst believes that team India will be “tougher opponents” than New Zealand and West Indies. Australia will face India in an ODI series which kick starts from the 12th of January this year.Lawson is not at all impressed by Australia’s performance in the test series versus the Kiwi&rsq

Jan 10 2016
Mahela Jayawardene says spin obsession may harm Australia
Mahela Jayawardene says spin obsession may harm Australia

A veteran of the subcontinent, Jayawardene advises Australia on the subcontinental conditions.Ravichandran Ashwin’s 62 wickets from 9 Tests in 2015 has created a wave, the ripples of which have been felt as far as in Australia, which is evident through their special emphasis on spinners before this year’s ICC World T20 to be held in India.However, a legend who has faced many a spinner on these subcontinental surfaces, Mahela Jayawarde

Jan 7 2016
5 of the most Underrated Cricketers of the modern era
5 of the most Underrated Cricketers of the modern era

Cricket is indeed a funny game. It takes a combination of heroes and sidekicks to win you games. On a cricket field, the amount of hard work required, along with concentration is unmatched. To make it in the squad for your national team is a moment to cherish for every human being. Almost every team in cricket today carries their individual icons. These guys can be described as the face of their respective teams. These heroes are always in the h

Jan 6 2016
Australian squad to face India announced; uncapped fast bowling duo given call-up
Australian squad to face India announced; uncapped fast bowling duo given call-up

Shane Watson has ODI scores of 26*, 6 and 39 since the 2015 World CupAustralia have named a 13-man squad that will face off against India for the first three ODIs starting from January 12. Uncapped fast bowlers Scott Boland and Joel Paris have been drafted into the team, while notable absentees include Nathan Lyon, Shane Watson, Joe Burns, Usman Khawaja and BBL sensation Chris Lynn.The tour, consisting of 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is, will continue ti

Jan 4 2016
West Indies put up a brave fight despite losing six wickets at the SCG
West Indies put up a brave fight despite losing six wickets at the SCG

Kraigg Brathwaite was the knight in shining armour on day 1The start to the new year has been encouraging to say the least for the West Indies as on day 1 of the 3rd Test of the Frank Worrell Trophy 2015-16, their batsmen, led by Kraigg Brathwaite’s half-century, put up spirited efforts to guide their side to 207/6 on a rain-affected day.The visitors won the toss at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and chose to bat first in overcas

Jan 3 2016
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015
Top 10 wicket-takers in Test cricket in 2015

Ashwin (R) finished 2015 as the highest Test wicket-taker2015 was a year that had some magical bowling spells that gave teams resounding victories. Stuart Broad's eight-wicket haul during the Ashes series gave England a famous win against their bitter foes, Australia. Ravichandran Ashwin tormented South African batsmen in the Proteas’ tour of India and ended the year as the best Test bowler.Josh Hazlewood, who was named the ICC Emerging

Jan 2 2016
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist
Nathan Lyon can join 300-wicket club in Tests, says Adam Gilchrist

Gilchrist predicts Lyon to pick up more than 300 Test wicketsAdam Gilchrist feels Nathan Lyon has a bright future in the game and has predicted the off-spinner to join the 300-wicket club in Test cricket. The former Australian wicketkeeper-batsman also lauded the 28-year-old’s character and is disappointed with the national selectors for not having given Lyon an extended run in the team in the shorter formats of the game. Lyon, who deb

Jan 1 2016
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015
Top 10 Test Bowlers of the Year 2015

Some years are about one-team domination, a year where numbers are entirely dominated by players from that team. 2015 thankfully was a great year for cricket, giving us some amazing Test series, the inaugural Day-Night Test played with the pink ball, some brilliant Test innings and some excellent bowling spells. It is also the first time in a long while that Dale Steyn wasn’t one of the top 10 Test bowlers in the world, having played just

Jan 1 2016
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