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  • Australia to face Brazil in Melbourne friendly

    Five times World Cup winners Brazil will play Australia in a friendly at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 13, giving the Socceroos the toughest of warm-ups for the Confederations Cup later that month.

  • Starc delays Indian charge

    Mitchell Starc smashes an unbeaten 57 to lift Australia to 256 for nine at stumps on the opening day of the first Test against India in Pune on Thursday.

  • Smith rejects India whitewash forecast

    Steve Smith dismissed predictions Wednesday that Australia face another series whitewash against India but admitted they had to show more fight to have any chance of stopping the world's number one Test team.

  • Dickwella gets two-match ban for another misconduct

    Sri Lanka opener Niroshan Dickwella has been banned for two limited-over matches after his latest breach of ICC code of conduct, the International Cricket Council said on Tuesday.

  • Five infamous India-Australia controversies

    Five previous flashpoints between India and Australia. The four-match Test series will begin in Pune on Thursday.

  • South Korea's Jang wins Australian Open

    South Korea's Jang Ha-Na stormed to a three-shot victory in the Australian Open at Royal Adelaide with a blistering eagle-birdie finish on Sunday.

  • De Kock, de Villiers clinch opener for South Africa

    A polished Quinton de Kock half century lays the foundation for South Africa's four-wicket win over New Zealand in a tense finish to a rain-shortened opening one-day international in Hamilton

  • Net leggies to Smith no ploy: Ashwin

    The No.1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin brushes off suggestions he'd begun mind games with Australia's captain Steve Smith during last year's IPL

  • Wade sure that back will hold up

    Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade is confident his back problem will not flare up during the team's four-Test series in India, the 29-year-old said on Thursday.

  • Kohli and Smith inspire new captain Root

    Joe Root hopes becoming a Test captain will take his batting to the "next level", just as it's done for India's Virat Kohli and Australia's Steve Smith.

  • Maxwell won't risk riling his mate Kohli

    There's few members of Australia's current Test squad with a deeper knowledge of what makes India's red-hot skipper Virat Kohli tick than Glenn Maxwell.

  • Ashwin 'Bradman of bowling'

    Former skipper Steve Waugh has warned that Australia's only hope of beating India in their upcoming series is by taming Ravichandran Ashwin, branding the record-breaking spinner "the Bradman of bowling".

  • Aus yet to work out how to stop Kohli

    Australia have yet to work out a plan to foil India captain Virat Kohli beyond bowling well and hoping for some "luck" against the in-form batsman, coach Darren Lehmann has said.

  • Sri Lanka's Mathews out of Aus T20 tour

    Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews was Monday ruled out of this month's three-match Twenty20 series in Australia with a hamstring injury.

  • India's cricket board rejects proposal to trim revenue

    India has voted against a proposed shake-up of cricket's global governing body that threatens its influence as one of the game's "Big Three" powers along with Australia and England.

  • Bolt aims for global growth of Nitro team concept

    Usain Bolt says he is looking to spread the Nitro team athletics concept globally after the success of the inaugural event in Melbourne on Saturday.

  • Boult bowls NZ to Chappell-Hadlee series win over Aus

    Trent Boult grabbed his second five-wicket haul in one-day cricket as New Zealand completed a tense 24-run win over Australia in Hamilton on Sunday to regain the Chappell-Hadlee Trophy by completing a 2-0 series victory.

  • ICC moving away from Big Three formula

    The International Cricket Council (ICC) Board has agreed in principle to constitutional and financial changes that will effectively dismantle the Big Three formula imposed upon the governing body of cricket in 2014.

  • Hussey warns Aus to avoid angering Kohli

    Australia need a clear strategy to keep Virat Kohli in check and refrain from getting into verbal confrontations with the India captain during the four-Test series starting this month, former batsman Mike Hussey has said.

  • Bolt in hurry to bring T20 success to track

    The athletics world is hoping to cash in on the success of cricket's high-octane Twenty20 format with a new team event spearheaded by Usain Bolt which starts Saturday in Australia.

  • Pietersen fined over Big Bash mic comment

    Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has been charged with a code of conduct breach in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League and fined, Cricket Australia said on Friday.

  • NZ to launch urgent inquiry into Napier washout

    New Zealand Cricket (NZC) and local authorities have agreed to an urgent inquiry to determine why the second one-day international between the hosts and Australia was abandoned on Thursday without a ball being bowled.

  • Djokovic, Kyrgios in lead roles at star-stripped Davis Cup

    Novak Djokovic and Nick Kyrgios hope the Davis Cup heals the wounds of their painful Australian Open exits this weekend when they will be the only two men in the top 15 taking part.

  • Second NZ-Aus ODI washed out

    Rain and a damp outfield forced the abandonment of the second one-day international between New Zealand and Australia without a ball being bowled in Napier on Thursday.

  • Santner wants repeat

    New Zealand need to bowl as well as they did at the start of Australia's innings in the first one-day international in Auckland if they are to wrap up the series on Thursday, according to all-rounder Mitchell Santner.

  • Aus captain Wade to return from NZ tour

    Australia captain Matthew Wade has been ruled out of the remainder of the one-day series against New Zealand and will return home for treatment on a back injury to ensure he is fit for the tour of India, the team said on Wednesday.

  • Santner wants repeat of tight bowling against Aus

    New Zealand need to bowl as well as they did at the start of Australia's innings in the first one-day international in Auckland if they are to wrap up the series on Thursday, according to all-rounder Mitchell Santner.

  • Kyrgios hopes team spirit can help overcome Seppi loss

    Nick Kyrgios struggled to deal with the furore over his shock second round meltdown at the Australian Open but said the return to a team environment with Davis Cup had helped him through it.

  • Guptill out of second Aus ODI

    New Zealand opener Martin Guptill will miss the second one-day international against Australia because of a hamstring twinge, team officials said Tuesday.

  • Finch to captain Twenty20 team against Sri Lanka

    Opening batsman Aaron Finch will lead the Australian Twenty20 team in the upcoming series against Sri Lanka with captain Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner resting ahead of the tour of India.

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