Australia

Australia could lose No.1 ODI ranking

The No.1 ranking in ODI cricket goes on the line next week in Harare, with Australia desperate to avoid being dethroned by South Africa in another format.

Nathan Lyon absence proves costly for Australia

Australia's Nathan Lyon.

South African captain AB de Villiers admits he was shocked Australia left spinner Nathan Lyon out of their attack for the tri-series one-dayer in Harare.

South Africa chase down record total to overcome Australia in tri-series run feast

A B de Villiers

Ben Horne South Africa have pulled off the second-biggest run-chase in their one-day international history to sink Australia in their tri-series clash in Harare.

Comments 19

Proteas stay away from baiting Australia

Australia captain George Bailey concedes defeat to captain A B deVilliers.

South Africa turned the tables on Australia in Harare with the second-biggest ODI run-chase in their history, but refused to call it revenge for their bitter Test loss earlier this year.

Mitchell Marsh stars at no.3 for Australia

Mitchell Marsh

Ben Horne Shane Watson's place in the World Cup picture has become a little less stable, after Mitchell Marsh announced himself as Australia's new no.

Australia can cope without Michael Clarke: George Bailey

George Bailey leads his team off the pitch after victory against Zimbabwe.

In the worst-case scenario that Michael Clarke broke down on the eve of next year's World Cup, Australia's hopes wouldn't be shot according to his deputy George Bailey.

Australia break record in Harare innings

Brad Haddin keeps his eye on the ball.

Australia have showcased their awesome batting potential ahead of next year's World Cup, with allrounders Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh cutting loose in a one-day thrashing of Zimbabwe in Harare.

Comments 29

Australia in Zimbabwe for sport, not politics: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann.

Australian coach, along with skipper Michael Clarke, returns to the troubled African nation having been part of the last Australian side to visit back in 2004.

Australia cruises to victory over Queensland in one-day warm-up

No Maroon for unlikely Queenslander: Dave Warner was drafted to play for Queensland in a practice match.

Maroon did not agree with unlikely Queensland import David Warner but, in the end, his Bulls were seeing red after Australia cruised to victory in their final hitout before their one-day tour of...

Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke wants results from Australia's ODI tour of Zimbabwe.

Ryan Harris says Australia will keep up its aggression against India

Keep aggressive: Ryan Harris.

Chloe Saltau Recovering Test paceman Ryan Harris has declared the Australians won’t temper their aggression as they seek to extend India’s woeful away-from-home record this summer.

Pakistan cricketer Sana Mir hails team's progress before Australia series

Captain of the Pakistani women's team Sana Mir.

Chloe Saltau Sana Mir won’t accept that she is a pioneer for women’s cricket in Pakistan. That title, she says, has to go to other "strong women of Pakistan".

Moises Henriques to miss Australia A clash with injury

Injured: Moises Henriques.

Moises Henriques has been ruled out of Australia A's second four-day match against South Africa A with a groin strain.

Australia's World Cup goal to sideline white-ball specialists from Sheffield Shield

Tight schedule: Glenn Maxwell will have limited opportunity to push his red-ball claims.

Jesse Hogan Test aspirants who have established themselves in Australia's limited-overs teams, such as James Faulkner and Glenn Maxwell, are set to play only one or two Sheffield Shield matches this summer,...

Cricket

South Africa secure draw to reclaim No.1 Test cricket ranking from Australia

South Africa

South Africa reclaimed top spot in cricket's test rankings after grimly hanging on for a draw in the second and final test against Sri Lanka on Monday to win the series 1-0.

Comments 9

Cricket

Mitch Marsh and Nathan Lyon earn one-day recalls for Australia

Recalled: Nathan Lyon.

Jesse Hogan Mitch Marsh and Nathan Lyon joined by Ben Cutting and Kane Richardson for upcoming one-day series in Zimbabwe as Phillip Hughes, Xaiver Doherty and Clint Mckay miss selection.

Cricket

Cricket Australia follows India instead of leading, says departing players' chief Paul Marsh

Harbhajan Singh (centre) asks Andrew Symonds to move as umpire Steve Bucknor looks on during the second Test at the SCG in 2008.

Chloe Saltau As he prepares to take the top job at the AFL players' union, departing cricketers' association chief Paul Marsh says Cricket Australia's desire to pacify India has made it a follower rather than a...

Cricket

India A take lead against Australia A

Naman Ojha.

India A have taken a 78-run first innings lead against Australia A after another ton to prolific wicketkeeper/batsman Naman Ojha at Allan Border Field on Tuesday.

Cricket

Australia batsman Shaun Marsh suffers another major injury blow

Shaun Marsh.

Jesse Hogan The injury curse that has beset Shaun Marsh has struck again, with the batsman in danger of missing the first half of the home summer due to impending elbow surgery.

South Africa set to chase Australia's top Test ranking

Key man: South African cricket captain Hashim Amla.

Sri Lanka have set South Africa a target of 369 to win the second Test in Colombo and reclaim the number one Test ranking from Australia.