Despite Australia suffering a humiliating 0-4 Test series whitewash against India, coach Mickey Aurthur is unlikely to be sacked as Cricket Australia has backed him to continue at the job though the Board termed the team performance as "unacceptable".
When MS Dhoni took charge in 2008, he had the kind of riches to fall back on that would be the envy of any Test captain. N Ananthanarayanan
reports. Dhoni's captaincy in numbers
In a Test series that saw four-day games, no one fancied this going the distance. But poor Aussie batting and a difficult wicket saw even fourth day tickets going waste. Khurram Habib reports.
In extracting payback for the series whitewash in Australia, India created a record by winning all four Tests and in each case doing it in convincing fashion. Ian Chappell writes.
The demoralising whitewash at the hands of India seems to have shaken the Australian team to the core as stand-in captain Shane Watson said on Sunday it will be a big challenge for them to recover from the reversal.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni took a dig at his critics who had questioned his captaincy, seeking an answer about what is a "strategy" and what exactly is "defensive".
Keshavan, the athlete, recounts how he almost did not qualify for the Winter Olympics, in Sochi, Russia, next year. Robin Bose writes.
For a team in turmoil, Australia could not have found a better man to pull them out of the rut and push them ahead of an India team that has looked way ahead in this series.
A 16-month-long wait finally came to an end for Mumbai batsman Ajinkya Rahane who was handed his India Test cap by Harbhajan Singh ahead of the team's fourth cricket Test against Australia here today.
As skipper Michael Clarke addressed a press conference on Thursday, once again struggling to find answers for his players’ failures, the pain was real. His back pain caused by a bulging disc looks set to keep him out of the Kotla Test. HT reports.
Former skipper Steve Waugh has urged current Australian captain Michael Clarke and his deputy Shane Watson to sort out their differences for the betterment of Australian cricket.
Shikhar Dhawan’s hopes of playing in his home Test on the back of his stunning debut century have been dashed by a finger injury and he is set to miss the final match of the current series against Australia starting at the Ferozshah Kotla on Friday.
Australian all-rounder Shane Watson today said he has buried the hatchet with CA High Performance chief Pat Howard after a series of “constructive chats” that have brought them on the same page.
Shikhar Dhawan's fast-paced knock and Bhuvneshwar's sensational spell in unhelpful conditions made the real impact to pull off an unlikely win after a whole day and made India believe they could seal the Test and series. Sanjay Manjrekar
Opener Shikhar Dhawan bludgeoned an unconquered 185 in the third Test on Saturday, the dazzling innings by the 27-year-old Delhi player being the fastest century by a debutant in Test cricket's 136-year history.