Australia

Mendis masterclass scripts Sri Lanka comeback on day three

A masterful unbeaten 169 from Kusal Mendis led the way for Sri Lanka as they staged a comeback in the game and scored 282 for six in 80 overs, ending the third day’s play in the first Test in Pallekele with a lead of 196 runs.
28 July 2016

Sandakan, Herath spin a web against Australia on day two

Debutant left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan and Rangana Herath shared eight wickets equally to bowl Australia out for 203 runs in the first innings on the rain-affected second day of the first Test match in Pallekele, but at stumps, the visitors still commanded a handy lead of 80 runs.
27 July 2016

Rain washes third session after Australia decimate Sri Lanka

Australia thoroughly decimated the Sri Lankan batting line-up and bowled them out for 117 runs before going on to score 66 for two after which a steady drizzle washed out the third session of the first day of the first Test in Pallekele.
26 July 2016

Australia pick two-man spin attack for Pallekele Test

Australian captain Steven Smith confirmed that the team will field a two-man spin attack consisting of Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon for the first Test against Sri Lanka at Pallekele on Tuesday.
25 July 2016

Angelo Mathews wary of Australian challenge

Sri Lankan skipper Angelo Mathews is wary of the challenge posed by Australia in the upcoming Test series which begins on 26th July.
24 July 2016

Thirimanne, Siriwardana dropped for Australia Tests

The Sri Lankan selectors have dropped batsman Lahiru Thirimanne and all-rounder Milinda Siriwardana from the 15-man squad which has been announced for the upcoming Test series against Australia.
21 July 2016

Test Rankings on the line for India and Australia

Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
20 July 2016

Phil Simmons emphasises the importance of being patient

West Indies head coach Phil Simmons has stressed that it will be important for the team to stay patient and work hard in the upcoming four-match Test series against India.
20 July 2016

All-round O'Keefe routs Sri Lankan XI in practice game

Steve O'Keefe completed a 10-wicket haul to follow up his unbeaten 78 in the first innings as Australia ran through Sri Lankan XI in their second innings, bowling them out for 83 runs in 20.5 overs to secure a victory by an innings and 162 runs in the tour match in Colombo.
20 July 2016

O'Keefe, Smith stretch Australia's lead past 200

Fifties from Steve O’Keefe and Steven Smith along with a cameo from Mitchell Starc took Australia to 431 for nine and extended their lead over Sri Lankan XI to 202 runs by the end of the second day’s play in the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

O'Keefe, Burns shine for Australia on day one

Riding on Steve O’Keefe's five-wicket haul, Australia bowled out Sri Lankan XI for 229 runs in 57.2 overs following which they scored 127 for one in 32 overs with Joe Burns hitting an unbeaten 64 on the first day of the tour match in Colombo.
19 July 2016

Ashton Agar suffers shoulder injury

Left-arm orthodox spinner Ashton Agar has suffered a shoulder injury during pre-season training and will miss out on the start of the Quadrangular A series this winter for Australia A.
13 July 2016

Henriques in pursuit of consistency ahead of Test return

Australian all-rounder Moises Henriques stated that consistency will be the key for him in order to cement his place in the Test side after earning a recall for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
12 July 2016

Warner confident of recovering in time for Sri Lanka Tests

Australian vice-captain David Warner said that he is confident of recovering in time for the Test matches against Sri Lanka which begin at the end of July.
8 July 2016

Muttiah Muralitharan terms Australia as favourites against Sri Lanka

Spin bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan reckons that Australia will start as the favourites in the upcoming Test series in their tour of Sri Lanka which gets underway at the end of July.
6 July 2016

Cricket Australia hands sanctions to three players for indulging in betting

Cricket Australia has handed out suspensions to three players, Hayley Jensen, Corinne Hall and Joel Logan for indulging in cricket betting, which is a breach of the board's Anti-Corruption Code.
6 July 2016

Graham Manou signed by Cricket Australia to oversee youth development

Former wicket-keeper batsman Graham Manou has been signed by Cricket Australia as the national Under-15-19 High Performance pathway manager.
30 June 2016

Australia sign Thilan Samaraweera as batting consultant

Cricket Australia has signed former Sri Lankan batsman Thilan Samaraweera as a batting consultant at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane from June to August.
30 June 2016

Pat Cummins to miss Australia A series

Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins has been ruled out of Austraila A's upcoming home series against India A and South Africa A as the selectors have opted to give him more time to recover from his back injury.
29 June 2016

Australia retain number one position in ODIs after tri-series win

After beating West Indies in the final of the recently concluded tri-series, Australia have managed to retain their position at the top of the ICC One-Day International Team Rankings despite losing a point.
28 June 2016