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India keeper chirps at Aussies in Adelaide

Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant has been detected on stump mic directing a verbal barrage towards Australia's batsmen in the first Test.

Shaun Marsh makes case for Test reprieval

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Shaun Marsh couldn't save Australia but may have saved his spot after scoring a rearguard second-innings 60 in the first Test against India.

MUST WATCH: Ponting reflects on famous double

This is quality! Enjoy a special look back at Ricky Ponting's famous Adelaide Oval double century against India. Some of these shots...

Tasmania strike double blow against Bulls

MARNUS LABUSCHAGNE of Quennsland bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland are 4-233 at lunch on the final day of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval, chasing 414 for victory.

Paine cops blow on troublesome finger

TIM PAINE of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Australian captain Tim Paine has copped a blow on a finger which has long troubled the wicketkeeper-batsman, requiring treatment to continue at the crease.

All 10 India second-innings wickets

Nathan Lyon collected 6-122 from 42 overs, while Mitchell Starc added 3-40 from 21.5 overs and Josh Hazlewood added 1-43 from 23 overs as India were bowled out for 307 in Adelaide

Pattinson can be Heat X-factor: Vettori

JAMES PATTINSON of Nottinghamshire bowls during the match between Nottinghamshire and Surrey at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

Brisbane coach Dan Vettori says former Test fast bowler James Pattinson looms as the Heat's X-factor in the Big Bash League - as an allrounder.

Injured batting star Shaw resumes running

Injured Indian opening batsman Prithvi Shaw has resumed running in his recovery from an ankle injury which ruled him out of the first Test against Australia.

More DRS drama as Finch exits without review

Aaron Finch was involved in a second spot of DRS drama when he opted not to review his dismissal as replays showed the Aussie opener may have missed gloving the delivery

Victoria eye Shield win as WA struggle

TRAVIS DEAN of Victoria bats during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and South Australia at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Victoria are on their way to an outright Sheffield Shield win over WA with the visitors 2-14 at lunch on the final day, in their run chase of 337.

Paine digs in, Aussies 6-186 in Adelaide

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the tour match between Australia and Pakistan A at ICC Academy in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Australia will require something special to avoid losing to India in Adelaide, where they reached 6-186 at lunch on day five of the first Test.

Indian batsmen shelve egos in first Test

India batsman CHETESHWAR PUJARA drives during the Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

India's assistant coach Sanjay Bangar says batsmen shelving their egos has the tourists on the cusp of victory against Australia in the first Test in Adelaide.

Redbacks 2-89 as O'Keefe strikes

South Australia are 2-89 at lunch on day three of their Sheffield Shield match against NSW after Steve O'Keefe struck twice during the first session.

Shaun Marsh is a hero in waiting: Lyon

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Nathan Lyon says much-maligned batsman Shaun Marsh is ready to become an Australian hero by guiding the team to victory in the first Test against India.

Injury scare for Indian quick Bumrah

Indian paceman Jasprit Bumrah has returned to the attack in the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval after appearing to hurt his shoulder.

Big-hitting Thunder outlast Brisbane Heat

A whirlwind half century from Harmanpreet Kaur headlined a strong all-round batting display as Sydney Thunder bounced back to winning ways.

Wet the winner in Ballarat in WBBL

Rain has been the victor as WBBL sides Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers have fallen just short of completing their match in Ballarat.

Perry maintains rich vein of batting form

ELLYSE PERRY of Australia bats in the Women's Test match between Australia and England at North Sydney, Australia

Ellyse Perry is used to setting milestones but the allrounder's weekend form with the bat suggests she could outdo her own WBBL benchmark.

Lyon fills boots after Kohli dismissal

Nathan Lyon

Australian offspinner Nathan Lyon's six dismissals of India superstar Virat Kohli are the most by any bowler in Test cricket.

Test cricket run chases at a glance

Fast facts about run chases in Test cricket.

Hurricanes claim WBBL win after run-fest

A whirlwind half century from player of the match Smriti Mandhana has lifted Hobart Hurricanes to a record WBBL score and a first win of the campaign.

Worrall hurt as Blues take Shield lead

South Australian Daniel Worrall's Ashes prospects have been bit by a back injury as NSW declared at 8-541 with a healthy lead in their Sheffield Shield clash.

Burns, Labuschagne out in Qld Shield game

MATTHEW RENSHAW looks on during an Australian cricket training session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.

Queensland have moved to 3-233 on the fourth and final day of their Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania at Bellerive Oval.

DRS wouldn't have saved Finch: Lyon

India have again benefited from the Decision Review System in Adelaide after another howler from umpire Nigel Llong in the first Test against Australia.

Aussies back Starc after Johnson roasting

MITCHELL JOHNSON of Australia prepares to bowl during the 1st Investec Ashes Test match in Cardiff, United Kingdom.

Former Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson has questioned Mitchell Starc for a lack on intent against India in the first Test.

Maddinson hurt, but Vics dominating WA

MITCHELL MARSH of Western Australia during the Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

After top-scoring in the first innings of his Victorian debut with a century, opener Nic Maddinson needs surgery on a broken arm.

Aussies 4-104, chasing 323 to win 1st Test

Australia have slipped to 4-104 at stumps on day four of the first Test against India, needing a further 219 runs to win at Adelaide Oval.

First Test is tipped in our favour: India

Indian fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah says the first Test against Australia is tipped in the visitors' favour entering the fourth day in Adelaide.

Keeper Carey eyes future in the long-form

ALEX CAREY of the Adelaide Strikers keeps wicket during the Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

South Australian wicket-keeper Alex Carey has hit his second first-class century, against NSW in their Sheffield Shield clash at the SCG.

Brilliant Perry lifts Sixers to derby win

ELLYSE PERRY of NSW leaves the field after being dismissed during the WNCL Final match between New South Wales and Western Australia at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Sixers have a share of top spot in the fledgling WBBL standings following an Ellyse Perry inspired win over rivals Sydney Thunder.

Lyon strikes for Aussies with Kohli wicket

Nathan Lyon

Spin king Shane Warne questioned the tactics of Nathan Lyon before the Australian offspinner accounted for Virat Kohli in the first Test against India.

Heat prove too much for Scorchers in WBBL

Perennial WBBL challengers Perth Scorchers have crashed to a hefty defeat against Brisbane Heat who have displayed their quality with bat and ball.

Koski stars, Renegades claim last-ball win

It was the stuff of backyard cricket fantasy for Claire Koski as the Melbourne Renegades claimed a drama-charged last-ball WBBL win over the Adelaide Strikers.

Hurricanes quelled as Stars edge win

Melbourne Stars have made it two wins from two to open the WBBL season with a revival from a near-hopeless position to edge the Hobart Hurricanes.

Australia's cricketers tame in the field

An innocuous incident on day three of the Adelaide Test is evidence of the cultural shift in Australian cricket.

Kohli booed as India build 166-run lead

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI picks up some runs during the 4th Specsavers Test match between England and India in Southampton, England.

India have reached 3-151 at stumps on a rain-hit third day of the first Test in Adelaide, where they boast a 166-run lead over Australia.

Marsh struggles for WA, Vics on top at MCG

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the Fifth Test match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

West Australian skipper Mitch Marsh has fallen cheaply for the Warriors who are struggling against Victoria in their Sheffield Shield clash at the MCG.

Kohli's feels sad for banned Aussie trio

India captain VIRAT KOHLI speaks to the media before India nets ahead of the 4th Test Match against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

Virat Kohli says he was sad to witness how Australia's banned cricketers were treated after the ball-tampering scandal.

Langer feels for under-fire Shaun Marsh

JUSTIN LANGER, coach of Western Australia hits balls for slips catching practice during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and South Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Australian coach Justin Langer has backed Shaun Marsh to recover from his deep form slump at Test level but admits the veteran will be feeling the heat.

Bailey builds big Shield lead for Tasmania

Tasmania are 4-240 at stumps on day two of their Sheffield Shield match against Queensland, an overall lead of 300 runs.

Adelaide Test resumes after rain delay

Play has resumed at Adelaide Oval after rain caused two delays on day three of the first cricket Test between Australia and India.

Stokes and Hales fined over Bristol brawl

England player BEN STOKES in action during England nets ahead of the 1st ODI against West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester, England.

England pair Ben Stokes and Alex Hales have been fined by the England and Wales Cricket Board following the incident outside a bar in Bristol last year.

NSW openers ton up in Shield against SA

ALEX CAREY of the Adelaide Strikers keeps wicket during the Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

NSW are 0-223, with openers Daniel Hughes and Nick Larkin bringing up centuries late on day two of their Sheffield Shield clash with South Australia.

Indian spinner says pitch is an unknown

Indian spinner Ravi Ashwin says he's uncertain how the Adelaide Oval pitch will behave later in the first Test against Australia.

Finch to learn from third-ball duck:Langer

Head coach JUSTIN LANGER looks on during the International Twenty20 match between Australia and Sri Lanka at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Marcus Harris says Aaron Finch has earned his top spot in Australia's batting order, while coach Justin Lange says he'll learn from Friday's demoralising duck.

Man evicted from Test for 'pitch-siding'

A man who had been relaying information to bookmakers while watching the first Test at Adelaide Oval has been banned by Cricket Australia.

India benefit from decision review system

India's cricketers must be thankful for the end of their lengthy resistance to the decision review system.

Bizarre dismissal sinks Maxwell at MCG

GLENN MAXWELL of Victoria bats during a Sheffield Shield match at the MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Victorian batsman Glenn Maxwell has been dismissed in bizarre fashion in their Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the MCG.

Indian ace Ashwin dares Australian batsmen

Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin's three wickets helped snatch momentum back from Australia in the first Test at Adelaide Oval.

Shaun Marsh under gun after grim Test run

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Shaun Marsh has given his detractors further ammunition, falling to Indian spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin for a fifth time in a Test.

Finch duck reignites debate over best spot

AARON FINCH of Victoria plays a shot during the Sheffield Shield match at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Debate over whether Aaron Finch should be stationed in the middle order or open continues to swirl after he was dismissed for a third-ball duck in Adelaide.

India's Shami hurts shoulder in first Test

Indian paceman Mohammed Shami has sought treatment for a shoulder injury on day two of the first Test against Australia.

Seven, CA talk up Test cricket TV ratings

The Seven Network have heralded better than expected television ratings for the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval.

CA renews call for Indian day-night Test

KEVIN ROBERTS CEO of Cricket Australia speaks during Celebration Event at Federation Square in Melbourne, Australia.

Cricket Australia chief executive Kevin Roberts will try again to convince India to play a day-night Test match in Adelaide on their next tour of Australia.

Head helps Aussies reach 7-191 at stumps

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Australia have reached 7-191 in their first innings in rep[ly to India's total of 250 at stumps on day two of the first Test at Adelaide Oval.

Maddinson century puts Vics on top at MCG

NIC MADDINSON of NSW bats during day three of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Tasmania at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

An unbeaten Nic Maddinson century has helped Victoria to 3-311 at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield clash with Western Australia at the MCG.

Wade, Pyecroft put Tigers on top in Shield

MICHAEL NESER of Queensland is congratulated by his teammates after dismissing Marcus Harris of Victoria during the Sheffield Shield match between Victoria and Queensland at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Queensland have collapsed to 8-86 in reply to Tasmania's 167 on day one of their wicket-filled Sheffield Shield match in Hobart.

Cooper edging towards ton as SA reach 315

South Australia are 315 at stumps on day one of their Sheffield Shield match with NSW at the SCG.

Indian century-maker to coach his pacemen

India's century-maker Cheteshwar Pujara says he'll coach his fast bowling teammates on how to make the most from a challenging Adelaide pitch.

Starc out to replicate World Cup heroics

Australian quick Mitchell Starc might have found the answer to reproducing the swing heroics that had been a highlight of the 2015 World Cup.

Australia v India first Test snapshot

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

A snapshot of day four of the first Test between Australia and India at Adelaide Oval.

No day-night Test hurts Adelaide crowd

India's refusal to play a day-night match has hurt attendance figures for day one of the first Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval.

India's Pujara hits ton against Australia

India batsman CHETESHWAR PUJARA drives during the Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

India's Cheteshwar Pujara has struck a century against Australia on day one of the first Test in Adelaide.

India's ODI wizard continues Test slump

ROHIT SHARMA of India in action during the ICC Champions trophy cricket match at The Oval in London.

Rohit Sharma is perhaps the best ODI batsman in the world but his Test struggles have continued in 'soft' fashion at Adelaide Oval.

Aussies on best behaviour in first Test

Australia's cricketers opted to kill 'em with kindness on day one of a fresh warm and fuzzy era against India.

Where to now for axed Mitch Marsh?

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the Fifth Test match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Allrounder Mitch Marsh has found himself on the margins of Australia's Test and ODI squads a year after scoring his maiden Test century.

India's batsmen pay the price in Adelaide

Poor decision-making by India's batsmen cost the tourists dearly on day one of the first Test against Australia in Adelaide.

Axed star Marsh chases Shield redemption

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mitch Marsh's quest to regain his Test spot begins on Friday when he leads Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield clash against Victoria.

Cummins emerges as Kohli nemesis

PAT CUMMINS of Australia prepares to bowl during the First Test Match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia

Virat Kohli, the superstar who dominated discussions leading up to the first Test, has been dismissed for just three at the Adelaide Oval.

Sixers can get better in 2018/19: Perry

ELLYSE PERRY of NSW leaves the field after being dismissed during the WNCL Final match between New South Wales and Western Australia at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney, Australia.

Sydney Sixers allrounder Ellyse Perry says there's plenty of improvement in the side this WBBL season, despite winning the last two titles.

Hussey presents Harris with baggy green

Australia have enlisted the help of Mike Hussey to help launch Marcus Harris' Test career and present the debutant with his baggy green.

Pujara falls, India reach 9-250 at stumps

MITCHELL MARSH of Western Australia during the Sheffield Shield match at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Losing the toss proved a blessing in disguise for Australia, who removed Virat Kohli cheaply and reduced India to 9-250 at stumps on day one of the first Test.

Kohli eager to resume Adelaide love affair

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI picks up some runs during the 4th Specsavers Test match between England and India in Southampton, England.

Few venues have been happier hunting grounds for Virat Kohli than Adelaide Oval ahead of the first Test against Australia.

Shaun Marsh out to erase Indian nightmares

SHAUN MARSH of Australia bats during the Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Shaun Marsh's first Test series at home, against India, could hardly have been worse but he is now Australia's form batsman in their hour of need.

Aust openers can click instantly: Rogers

CHRIS ROGERS directs his field during the Division One Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Somerset at Headingley in Leeds, England.

Chris Rogers, one half of one of Australia's most productive Test opening partnerships, believes Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris can instantly click as a pairing.

NSW teammates back Copeland's TV move

NSW teammate Kurtis Patterson says the Blues are supportive of Trent Copeland's decision to sit out this week's Sheffield Shield game while commentating.

Hopes high for Adelaide pitch despite heat

MARKUS BABBEL, head coach of Hoffenheim looks on during the training session of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim for the upcoming Bundesliga season at Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion in Sinsheim, Germany.

Forecast hot weather has kept Adelaide Oval ground staff on their toes ahead of the first Test between Australia and India starting on Thursday.

Test team rallies around 'shocked' Khawaja

USMAN KHAWAJA of Australia celebrates after reaching his century during the Fifth Test match in the 2017/18 Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Usman Khawaja is being supported by the Australian team after his brother was arrested for allegedly perverting the course of justice and forging a document.

Boland builds case with strong Shield form

SCOTT BOLAND of Victoria bowls during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and Victoria at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Victoria paceman Scott Boland continues to put his name in front of national team selectors as the Sheffield Shield's leading wicket taker.

Key match-ups for Australia-India series

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The key match-ups that will shape Australia's Test series against India starting in Adelaide on Thursday.

Mitch Marsh dropped for first India Test

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the Fifth Test match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Mitch Marsh has been dropped for Australia's first Test against India in Adelaide, while opener Marcus Harris is set to make his debut.

More to India than just Kohli: Mitch Marsh

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Test Match between England and India in Nottingham, England.

Australia are finalising plans for every member of India's top order on the eve of the first Test, not just superstar skipper Virat Kohli.

Competitive Tests, not cantankerous: Kohli

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Test Match between England and India in Nottingham, England.

India captain Virat Kohli expects there will be banter, not bad blood, between his side and Australia in the four-Test series.

Copeland opens career as bowling analyst

TRENT COPELAND of NSW bowls during day two of the Sheffield Shield match between New South Wales and Tasmania at Blundstone Arena in Hobart, Australia.

Former Australian pace bowler Trent Copeland has been released from his playing commitments by NSW to work as an analyst during the Test series with India.

Marsh keen to hurt India with bat and ball

MITCHELL MARSH of Australia during the 4th Sunfoil Test match between South Africa and Australia at Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Mitch Marsh wants to put debate about his status as a genuine allrounder to bed by contributing some key wickets in the upcoming Test series.

Australia versus India Test trivia

NATHAN LYON of Australia celebrates taking the wicket of Dawid Malan of England during the Fifth Test match in the Ashes Series between Australia and England at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

Some trivia from the Test cricket battles between Australia and India.

Australia versus India at a glance

The history of Australia versus India Test matches at a glance.

Aussies are Test favourites: Indian Rahane

STEVE SMITH of Australia celebrates his half century during the Fourth Test Match in the 2017/18 Ashes series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

India vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane says Australia are still favourites to win the Test series which starts at Adelaide Oval this week.

Test ticket sales suffering day-night snub

The South Australian Cricket Association says ticket sales for the first Test are down because of India's refusal to play a day-night match.

Harris likely to get the nod in Aussie XI

AARON FINCH of Australia plays a shot during game two of the One Day International series between Australia and England at The Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Marcus Harris has seemingly edged ahead of Peter Handscomb in their battle to win the final spot in Australia's XI as selectors prepare to make a final call.

How the Border-Gavaskar trophy will be won

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Test Match between England and India in Nottingham, England.

Australia and India soon begin a four-Test series in Adelaide, with both sides facing some big questions.

Hazlewood not seeing red over India rebuff

India's refusal to play a day-night Test means Josh Hazlewood is among the Australians preparing to play their first red-ball Test at Adelaide Oval.

India uncertain about Aussie sledging

India batsman CHETESHWAR PUJARA drives during the Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

India's cricketers are uncertain if they'll be sledged by Australia in the first Test starting on Thursday at Adelaide Oval, but say they're not worried.

Cricket NSW boss Andrew Jones to depart

ELLYSE PERRY and ALYSSA HEALY of the Sixers talk between overs during the Women's Big Bash League match between the Sydney Sixers and the Brisbane Heat at SCG in Sydney, Australia.

The hunt is underway for the next Cricket NSW chief executive officer after Andrew Jones revealed he will leave the role at the end of the 2018-19 season.

NSW U-19 cricket captain shatters records

NSW Metro under-19 cricket captain Ollie Davies has cracked 207 off 115 deliveries, including six sixes from one over, against Northern Territory in Adelaide.

Indian bat Pujara content in Kohli shadow

India batsman CHETESHWAR PUJARA drives during day four of the 3rd Test Match between England and India at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England.

Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara says he's content to play cricket in the shadows of his captain Virat Kohli.

Indian spin ace Ashwin shuns rest day

While his teammates rested, India's ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin went to work in the Adelaide Oval nets on Monday.

Aussies hunt Test-changing scalp of Kohli

JOSH HAZLEWOOD of Australia bowls during the One Day International match between Australia and England at PS in Perth, Australia.

Australia are still mulling how to approach the immense challenge of curbing India captain Virat Kohli's class in the four-Test series which starts on Thursday.

India defend decision to take a rest day

ROHIT SHARMA of India in action during the ICC Champions trophy cricket match at The Oval in London.

Batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has defended India's decision to take a day off from training just three days before the start of the Test series against Australia.

Khawaja takes cue from LeBron, sheds 10kg

USMAN KHAWAJA of the Bulls leaves the field on Sheffield Shield match between Queensland and Victoria at the Gabba in Brisbane, Australia.

Test batsman Usman Khawaja has revealed he's dropped 10kg in eight months before a rigorous Australian cricket schedule this summer.

Kohli's knack of performing in Australia

India batsman VIRAT KOHLI celebrates reaching his century during the 3rd Test Match between England and India in Nottingham, England.

Virat Kohli boasts an astonishing record in Australia, part of the reason why he shapes as such a central figure in the upcoming four-Test series.

Handscomb in a good place: mentor Rogers

TRAVIS HEAD of Australia celebrates his half century during the One Day Tour match between Middlesex and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

Former Test opener Chris Rogers, who has helped Peter Handscomb, says the batsman is in a good place mentally and ready to deliver if called on for Australia.

Thunder too good for Renegades in WBBL

Tayla Vlaemnick has snared four wickets on debut but it wasn't enough to save the Melbourne Renegades from a six-wicket WBBL loss to the Sydney Thunder.

Dominant Strikers smash Heat in WBBL

MEGAN SCHUTT of Australia bowls during the Women's International Twenty20 series between Australia and New Zealand in Brisbane, Australia.

Adelaide Strikers loom as a team to beat in the WBBL after opening their season with a dominant 36-run win over Brisbane Heat.

Head hopes to get the nod for first Test

TRAVIS HEAD of Australia celebrates his half century during the One Day Tour match between Middlesex and Australia at Lord's Cricket Ground in London, England.

South Australian batsman Travis Head says playing the first Test against India in Adelaide would realise a lifelong dream.

Paine sick of talk about Aussie cricket

TIM PAINE of Australia passes the ball during a Test match of the 2017/18 Ashes Series at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Test captain Tim Paine says he's sick of all the talk about the Australian cricket team before the first Test against India starting on Thursday.

India's highs and lows in Australia

Ishant Sharma knows what it is like to record a Test victory in Australia but the vast majority of India's squad have never experienced it.

India's 70-year wait for success in Aust

India captain VIRAT KOHLI speaks to the media before India nets ahead of the 4th Test Match against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, England.

If Virat Kohli's team topple a weakened Australian outfit this summer it will be India's first Test series win in a nation they've been touring since 1947.

Vijay set for key role in Indian summer

Opener Murali Vijay looks set to play an important role for India this summer during their Test series against Australia.

CA XI humble Indian attack in tour match

JUSTIN LANGER, coach of Western Australia hits balls for slips catching practice during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and South Australia at WACA in Perth, Australia.

Cricket Australia XI's batsmen have humbled India's attack as they piled on 544 in their first innings during their tour match at the SCG.

Record-setting triple ton for Renshaw

MATTHEW RENSHAW looks on during an Australian cricket training session at Allan Border Field in Brisbane, Australia.

Former Australian Test opener Matthew Renshaw has made a record Queensland Premier cricket knock of 345 for Toombul against Wynnum-Manly.

Stars defeat Sixers in upset start to WBBL

The Melbourne Stars have started their WBBL season with an upset over competition favourites the Sydney Sixers on the back of Lizelle Lee's unbeaten century.

Scorchers down 'Canes despite Lanning flop

MEG LANNING of Australia looks on after the Women's Twenty20 International match between the Australia Southern Stars and the New Zealand White Ferns at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide, Australia.

Australian captain Meg Lanning struggled with the bat but still enjoyed victory in her WBBL return as Perth Scorchers defeated Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets.

Indian pace attack earns high praise

D'ARCY SHORT of Australia walks onto the field to bat through flames during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

Australian ODI and T20 batsman Darcy Short and former Test quick Geoff Lawson are among those who rate India's attack going into next week's Test series.

Vijay all but wraps up Indian Test spot

AARON HARDIE of CA XI celebrates with team mates after taking the wicket of Virat Kohli of India during the four day International Tour Match between the Cricket Australia XI and India at SCG in Sydney, Australia

Murali Vijay has hit an entertaining century to press claims for the Test side as India's tour match with Cricket Australia XI at the SCG ended in a draw.

Red-ball knock a reminder of Short's skill

D'ARCY SHORT of Australia walks onto the field to bat through flames during the International Twenty20 series between Australia and England at MCG in Melbourne, Australia.

D'Arcy Short, among the many players hoping to be part of Australia's World Cup defence, scored a quick-fire 74 against India in a red-ball tour game.