India’s tour of Australia | Last year’s Test series loss still hurts Paine

Team has improved since then and is all pumped up, says the Australian skipper. Test captain Tim Paine has admitted the “annoying” Test series defeat to India still “grinds” him, adding that Australia now has a better all-round side which is pumped up to take on the holder of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India stunned Australia … Read more India’s tour of Australia | Last year’s Test series loss still hurts Paine

India will get ‘smoked 4-0 in Tests’ if Kohli does not set tone before leaving: Michael Clarke

The former Australia captain said if India don’t have success in the one-dayers and the T20s, they are in deep trouble in the Test matches once Kohli returns home Former Australia captain Michael Clarke has warned that India could be “smoked 4-0” in the Test series if skipper Virat Kohli does not set the tone … Read more India will get ‘smoked 4-0 in Tests’ if Kohli does not set tone before leaving: Michael Clarke

India vs Australia: Knew Gilchrist was vulnerable on the ball pitched up, recalls Praveen Kumar | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former India fast bowler Praveen Kumar, who helped India clinch the second Tri-series final in 2008 at Brisbane with an early three-wicket burst, says he used to catch the batsmen by watching their feet and body language. India, having won the first of the best-of-three finals, had needed to win the second to … Read more India vs Australia: Knew Gilchrist was vulnerable on the ball pitched up, recalls Praveen Kumar | Cricket News – Times of India

Australian greats want Will Pucovski as opening batsman for India Tests

Victoria’s Pucovski has produced successive double hundreds, scoring 202 against Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield clash after an unbeaten 255 last week against South Australia. Former skippers, including Ian Chappell and Michael Clarke, have called for the inclusion of young opener Will Pucovski in Australia’s team for the upcoming four-Test series against India. Victoria’s … Read more Australian greats want Will Pucovski as opening batsman for India Tests

Ricky Ponting acted like an umpire himself: Harbhajan Singh opens up about 2008 SCG Test against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

Ricky Ponting file photo (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Spinner Harbhajan Singh on Sunday opened up about the infamous 2008 Test against Australia, saying in that match, Ricky Ponting acted like an umpire himself. The 2008 Sydney Test match between India and Australia is known for the all wrong reasons as Harbhajan and Andrew Symonds clashed … Read more Ricky Ponting acted like an umpire himself: Harbhajan Singh opens up about 2008 SCG Test against Australia | Cricket News – Times of India

Michael Clarke appointed officer in Order of Australia, thought it was a prank

Australia’s World Cup-winning former captain Michael Clarke was on Monday appointed an officer within the Order of Australia, becoming a member of iconic ex-skippers like Allan Border and Steve Waugh who’ve obtained the nationwide recognition. Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup title, has been appointed an officer (AO) within the basic division … Read more Michael Clarke appointed officer in Order of Australia, thought it was a prank

Michael Clarke Appointed Officer in Order of Australia, Thought it Was April Fool’s Joke

Australia’s World Cup-winning former captain Michael Clarke was on Monday appointed an officer within the Order of Australia, becoming a member of iconic ex-skippers like Allan Border and Steve Waugh who’ve acquired the nationwide recognition. Clarke, who led Australia to the 2015 World Cup title, has been appointed an officer (AO) within the … Read more Michael Clarke Appointed Officer in Order of Australia, Thought it Was April Fool’s Joke

Finch dismisses Clarke’s claim, says Test series against India was played in ‘right spirit’ | Cricket News – Times of India

Virat Kohli and Aaron Finch (Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Australian cricketers played the 2018-19 home Test series against India in the “right spirit” and were not trying to be nice to opposition Virat Kohli to land IPL contracts, said limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, rejecting Michael Clarke‘s controversial claim. In April, former Australia skipper Michael … Read more Finch dismisses Clarke’s claim, says Test series against India was played in ‘right spirit’ | Cricket News – Times of India