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  • Khawaja takes swipe at Aussie selection policy

    Usman Khawaja takes a swipe at Australian selectors after being dropped for Tests this year in India and Bangladesh, saying chopping and changing created instability in the team.

  • I’m not sick

    Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha last night said he was not sick as he left the country for Australia, contradicting the government's claim that he went on leave on health grounds earlier this month.

  • Epic world solar car race begins in Australia

    An epic 3,000-kilometre (1,860-mile) solar car race across the desert heart of Australia designs to showcase new technology that could one day help develop commercial vehicles gets underway.

  • Sydney, Melbourne could face 50C days within decades

    Sydney and Melbourne could regularly face 50 degree Celsius (122F) days within 25 years even if Australia meets its Paris global warming targets, a new study warns.

  • 11 judges sent abroad without top court’s nod

    The government has sent 11 lower court judges, now on deputation to different ministries, to Australia for training although the Supreme Court authorities earlier warned that judges will be charged with violation of discipline if they travel abroad without its approval.

  • Lehmann wants ODIs to be more 'liberal' during rain delays

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann wants one-day international matches to continue as long as conditions are safe, even if not ideal, after back-to-back washouts left his team's Champions Trophy campaign in complete disarray.

  • ICC Champions Trophy: Australia 53/3 as rain arrives again

    Australia reduced to 53 for three, chasing a revised target of 235 from 33 overs, before rain stops play yet again during their Group A encounter of the ICC Champions Trophy against New Zealand in Edgbaston, Birmingham.

  • Australia stands by Afghanistan after attack

    Australia’s prime minister has told the parliament that he telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani “to restate Australia’s resolve to assist and support Afghanistan in its fight against Islamist terrorism.”

  • Brazil great Roberto Carlos eyes Aus

    Brazilian football legend Roberto Carlos is keen to coach Australian side South Melbourne, who are pushing to join an expanded domestic A-League.

  • Australia ready to unleash ‘big four’ paceman

    Australia relishes the prospect of uniting their "big four" pace attack for the first time at the Champions Trophy.

  • Aus board gambled on players' greed and lost

    Australia's cricket board gambled that greed would motivate top players into accepting a pay offer and while that bet has backfired the parties are likely to thrash out a deal in time to avert an Ashes boycott, former captain Ian Chappell says.

  • Aus to unleash fearsome foursome

    Australia are set to unleash their fearsome foursome for the first time against Sri Lanka in a Champions Trophy warm-up at The Oval on Friday.

  • Stoinis fit for CT

    Australia all-rounder Marcus Stoinis has been declared fit for next month's Champions Trophy after recovering from a shoulder injury he suffered at the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this month.

  • Root to bring aggression back: Warne

    Widely regarded as one of the best bowlers in the history of the game, Australia’s Shane Warne expects new captain Joe Root to change the way England play Test cricket.

  • Aus board threatens players with unemployment

    Australia's cricket board has warned players will not be given alternative contracts if they fail to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement in an escalation of a protracted and increasingly bitter pay dispute.

  • New Perth Stadium not ready for Ashes

    The new Perth Stadium will not be finished in time for the third Ashes test between Australia and England in December and the match will therefore be hosted at the traditional WACA ground, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday.

  • Bizarre dismissal divides opinion in cricket world

    A seemingly inexplicable photo has gone viral in recent days, showing a set of stumps with the middle stump missing but both bails still on.

  • Players reject Cricket Australia pay offer

    Australia's professional cricketers rejected a pay offer from the sport's governing body on Friday, saying the proposal was "a win for cricket administrators but a loss for cricket".

  • Australia name pace-heavy squad

    Fast bowlers Mitchell Starc and James Pattinson were Thursday named in Australia's 15-man squad for next month's ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales.

  • Australia's Mitchell Starc

    Injured Starc, Lynn in Aus Champions Trophy squad

    Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and batsman Chris Lynn have been named as part of a formidable squad for next month's Champions Trophy in England and Wales despite nursing injuries.

  • Maxi captaincy ‘surprising but exciting’

    Ricky Ponting didn’t expect Glenn Maxwell to be an IPL captain so soon but thinks it could be the start of something much bigger.

  • Kyrgios sends Aus into Davis Cup semis

    Nick Kyrgios overcame a shaky start to down Sam Querrey 7-6(4) 6-3 6-4 and send Australia into the Davis Cup semi-finals with a 3-1 victory over the United States in Brisbane on Sunday.

  • O'Keefe fined

    Australian Test star Stephen O'Keefe has been fined Aus$20,000 (US$15,000) for making "highly inappropriate" comments while drunk during a cricket function and ordered to undergo counselling, authorities said Friday.

  • Rahul, Rahane guide India to 2-1 series win

    Lokesh Rahul and Ajinkya Rahane steered India to an eight-wicket win in the fourth and final Test against Australia as the hosts secured a 2-1 series victory at the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium on Tuesday.

  • Shaun 'The Wild Thing' Tait hangs up his boots

    Former Test pacer and 2007 World Cup winner Shaun Tait has officially announced his retirement from the game, aged 34.

  • ‘Australia won't be happy with a draw’

    Australia have defied expectations with their fight in India but with all to play for in the final Test in Dharamsala, Steve Smith's team would not leave happy with a drawn series, according to former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist.

  • Bad-tempered Ind, Aus Tests set for showdown

    India and Australia begin the finale of a bitterly fought Test series Saturday, with home skipper Virat Kohli keen to silence attacks that even Australia's ex-skipper Michael Clarke has warned are "getting out of control".

  • The runs will come, says Australia's Warner

    David Warner has never suffered from a lack of confidence and his experience of battling through previous run droughts has the Australian opener convinced he will soon be getting big scores on the board again.

  • Smith fires Australia to 451 in India Test

    Skipper Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 178 as Australia were bowled out for 451 in the afternoon session on day two of the third Test against India in Ranchi.

  • Smith, Maxwell power Australia to 299-4

    Under-fire skipper Steve Smith cracked a gritty century as he combined with the recalled Glenn Maxwell to give Australia the opening day honours in the third Test against India in Ranchi Thursday.