The ongoing India-Australia Test series might have been a one-sided affair so far with Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men coming a cropper but it has drawn more eyeballs than the Ashes with the latest ratings showing a shift in interest for cricket fans in Sydney.
Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who scored an unbeaten triple century against India in the second cricket Test at SCG, is poised to pocket more than $ one million from a new bat sponsor.
Fast bowlers running in to bowl on unresponsive, even flat pitches are often metaphorically linked to menial labourers. While Ben Hilfenhaus was delivering his wide mix of out swingers and off-cutters on a batsman's paradise at the SCG, it was more akin to high-skilled labour. Hilfenhaus stats
Among the flag-waving, drum-beating lovers of Indian cricket at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Anurag Verma is trying to remain positive despite his team's seemingly hopeless position against Australia.
The namaste is passé. The middle-finger salute has become the new greeting of choice for Indians in Australia, or so the locals believe. A day after Ishant Sharma followed Virat Kohli with his finger pointing, the jokes just kept on coming. Rohit Bhaskar reports.
Hassled by crowd behaviour during the second cricket Test in Sydney last week, the Indian team management is planning to demand higher security around the boundary rope for the remainder of the series. Penalise spectators who provoke players
A controversy broke out after an Indian TV Channel aired footage which showed ground-staff at the stadium in Perth sipping and drinking beer on the pitch only hours before India and Australia play the 3rd Test on it.
Australian batsman David Warner harped on the vulnerability of the youngsters in the visiting team on fast and bouncy tracks and wondered where Indian cricket would go once the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid retire.
For the last five years, Panther Corp has an annual 'Cricket Day', where on the first day of a Test match at the WACA, they book the temporary stand erected adjacent to the John Inverarity Stand and invite clients to enjoy some cricket, beer and grub. Rohit Bhaskar
Sourav Ganguly has "accepted" the fact that the current Indian team cannot win Test matches on foreign soil and urged the national selectors to take tough and honest decisions, keeping in mind the best for Indian cricket.
Media analysts, brand experts and sports marketing agencies believe the abject capitulation of the Indian cricket team Down Under will shave off about a fifth of their brand endorsement values. Himani Chandna Gurtoo
reports. This team can't win abroad: Ganguly
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If Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men continue their losing streak in the fourth Test against Australia at Adelaide, it would prove to be the worst phase in the annals of Indian cricket.
Baffled by the spate of injuries that has sidelined its young crop of pacers, Cricket Australia is investigating whether the boots these bowlers use are causing the foot problems that have ruined their season.
Crossing a river on a pedal boat, walking through a talking bridge, finding your way past a garden with a serene lake. These aren't random musings. These are some of the things you encounter on your way to a cricket stadium in Australia. Rohit Bhaskar
reports. Their corner
The O’Connell Bookstore, the oldest antiquarian bookstore in Adelaide, is nestled in the city’s bustling Hindley Street, with a Thai restaurant and a café bar on either side. Rohit Bhaskar