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Lehmann calls for Australia to get behind Ashes selection

SYDNEY: Australia coach Darren Lehmann defended the squad selection for the Ashes opener on Sunday and urged former players to back the team as they prepare to try and wrest the famous urn back from English hands.

Tough start for WA at country champs

The WA Country XI men’s side has finished the Twenty20 format of the Australian Country Cricket Championships in Geraldton with one win, after a disappointing first three days of the carnival.

Gayle seeks to cash in on Sydney court win

Chris Gayle wants $US300,000 to do an interview about successfully suing Fairfax Media.

Joe Root backs Mason Crane to surprise Australia on Test debut

Joe Root backed Mason Crane to surprise Australia on his Test debut as he sought to play down fears about Chris Woakes’ long-term fitness.

India vs Australia ODIs: Hardik Pandya the ‘biggest asset, says Virat Kohli

Nagpur: India captain Virat Kohli feels man-of-the-series Hardik Pandya has emerged as the "biggest asset" for the team after their convincing 4-1 win in the five-match series against Australia.

‘They’re all whingeing’ Boof on Aussies

Cummins’ health improved on day three but Smith contracted the same illness overnight.

Stokes signs for Canterbury in New Zealand

Ben Stokes has been cleared by Canterbury to play in New Zealand's domestic competition after police in UK revealed a man involved in the brawl suffered a fractured eye socket.

ICC Test rankings: Australia swap places with England after Ashes triumph – Rediff.com Cricket

IMAGE: Australia captain Steve Smith spends a quiet moment with the Ashes Urn after winning the fifth Ashes Test against England at the SCG on Monday.

Chappelli backs Gillespie to coach Australia

JASON Gillespie would make a better Australian cricket coach than Justin Langer, former captain Ian Chappell says.

Australia must attack Kiwi spin pair

Australia have so few accomplishments in T20 that tomorrow’s tri-series final against New Zealand is significant.


Shakib puts ugly T20 behind to focus on India final

Bangladesh skipper Shakib Al Hasan said Saturday his side has put the ill-tempered encounter with Sri Lanka behind them and are fully focussed on the tri-series final against India on Sunday.