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Cricket Australia to use Kookaburra balls for 2020-21 Sheffield Shield

02 Jul 2020

Cricket Australia to use Kookaburra balls for 2020-21 Sheffield Shield

Cricket Australia has announced that it will revert back to Kookaburra balls for the 2020-21 Sheffield Shield season.

Finch has his eyes on the 2023 ODI World Cup

26 Jun 2020

Finch has his eyes on the 2023 ODI World Cup

Australia's limited-overs cricket team captain Aaron Finch is plotting a title bid for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for Rohit Sharma in Test cricket?

21 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: What lies ahead for Rohit Sharma in Test cricket?

There is little doubt that Rohit Sharma is one the greatest limited-overs batsmen in modern day cricket.

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

19 Jun 2020

Australia hit by 'sophisticated' cyber-attacks. Is China to be blamed?

In a worrisome development, the Prime Minister of Australia, Scott Morrison, has revealed that all levels of the government as well as its private sector, including businesses providing essential services, are facing sophisticated state-sponsored cyber attacks.

Bharat Arun reveals how Indian pacers clock 140 KPH consistently

17 Jun 2020

Bharat Arun reveals how Indian pacers clock 140 KPH consistently

The resurgence of fast bowlers have helped Team India dominate Test cricket of late.

Melbourne suburb names streets after Tendulkar, Kohli

16 Jun 2020

Melbourne suburb names streets after Tendulkar, Kohli

A new housing estate being developed on Rockbank suburb in Melbourne is set to have streets named after Indian cricket veterans Sachin Tendulkar, Kapil Dev and Virat Kohli.

Jasprit Bumrah vs Pat Cummins: Statistical comparison (international cricket)

12 Jun 2020

Jasprit Bumrah vs Pat Cummins: Statistical comparison (international cricket)

Jasprit Bumrah has been the linchpin of Indian bowling attack across formats, ever since he burst on to the international circuit.

Australia's Sports Minister hopeful of conducting T20 WC this year

12 Jun 2020

Australia's Sports Minister hopeful of conducting T20 WC this year

Australia's Sports Minister Richard Colbeck, on Friday, said that the country is still hopeful of hosting the impending T20 World Cup.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Will a revamped Australia trouble India Down Under?

09 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Will a revamped Australia trouble India Down Under?

It has been over a year since Australia lost their first ever Test series to India at home.

Versatile Matthew Wade aims to feature in Australia's WT20 squad

09 Jun 2020

Versatile Matthew Wade aims to feature in Australia's WT20 squad

Australia wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Wade hopes his versatility can earn him a berth in their squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020.

Happy Birthday Andrew Symonds: His top five knocks

09 Jun 2020

Happy Birthday Andrew Symonds: His top five knocks

Former Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds turned 45 on Tuesday.

Modi-Morrison virtual summit: India and Australia sign key defense pact

04 Jun 2020

Modi-Morrison virtual summit: India and Australia sign key defense pact

On Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held a virtual summit—Modi's first "bilateral" online summit with a foreign leader.

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will 'no saliva' rule impact different cricket balls?

03 Jun 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: How will 'no saliva' rule impact different cricket balls?

The ICC Cricket Committee recently recommended restricting the use of saliva to shine the ball.

Happy birthday Steve Smith: His unique feats in Test cricket

02 Jun 2020

Happy birthday Steve Smith: His unique feats in Test cricket

Australian batting legend Steve Smith turned 31 on Tuesday.

India could play Test series Down Under at one venue

29 May 2020

India could play Test series Down Under at one venue

Cricket Australia (CA) CEO Kevin Roberts opened up on possible scenarios to host India in the upcoming season.

Cricket Australia announces dates for summer fixtures: Details here

28 May 2020

Cricket Australia announces dates for summer fixtures: Details here

Cricket Australia has announced a full international schedule for the 2020-21 summer.

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 set to be postponed

27 May 2020

ICC T20 World Cup 2020 set to be postponed

The ICC T20 World Cup is likely to be postponed till 2022, however, no official announcement has been made yet.

50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

25 May 2020

50,000 Australian homes without power as 'once-in-a-decade' storm hits

Around 50,000 homes in Western Australia were left without power on Sunday as the state faced a rare storm, described as a "once-in-a-decade" event.

Fastest internet speed (44.2 Tbps) ever recorded in Australia

23 May 2020

Fastest internet speed (44.2 Tbps) ever recorded in Australia

As you make do with a standard 4G, home broadband connection, a team of researchers from Australia's Swinburne and other universities is enjoying something way, way better than that.

ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Records that can be broken

20 May 2020

ICC T20 World Cup 2020: Records that can be broken

T20 cricket has seen several highs and lows ever since the inaugural World T20 edition, wherein India clinched the title.

India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

18 May 2020

India joins 61 countries to seek probe into coronavirus crisis

A coalition of 62 countries, led by Australia and the European Union moved a proposal at World Health Assembly seeking to identify the source of coronavirus and an "impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation" into the World Health Organization's response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Mike Hesson hopeful of IPL taking place this year

17 May 2020

Mike Hesson hopeful of IPL taking place this year

Mike Hesson, Royal Challengers Bangalore's director of cricket operations, is still hopeful of the Indian Premier League (IPL) taking place this year despite the coronavirus pandemic.

Australia set for action as competitive cricket returns

17 May 2020

Australia set for action as competitive cricket returns

Competitive cricket is all set to resume in Australia for the first time since coronavirus pandemic caused disruption.

Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

16 May 2020

Coronavirus: Aussies rush to book restaurants, bars as lockdown eases

After around two months, restaurants, bars, and pubs reopened in Australia's New South Wales and Northern Territory on Friday as the government eased coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why wrist-spin will rule the T20 World Cup?

13 May 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Why wrist-spin will rule the T20 World Cup?

Wrist-spinners are always deemed as trump cards across all the three formats.

Ashes: Archer was reminded of Hughes after Smith's head injury

13 May 2020

Ashes: Archer was reminded of Hughes after Smith's head injury

England fast bowler Jofra Archer has claimed his bouncer that had felled Steve Smith during last year's Ashes, reminded him of the late Phil Hughes.

Ian Chappell's take on changing ball-tampering and lbw laws

10 May 2020

Ian Chappell's take on changing ball-tampering and lbw laws

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes both ball-tampering and lbw laws need to be reconstructed.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Reasons why Australia could win maiden T20 WC title

09 May 2020

#NewsBytesExplainer: Reasons why Australia could win maiden T20 WC title

With the return of marquee players, Australia finally look like a complete side.

Joe Burns wants to do well against India in Tests

07 May 2020

Joe Burns wants to do well against India in Tests

Australian batsman Joe Burns is eyeing the Test series against India to solidify his place in the side, should the series take place later this year.

ICC Rankings: Team India loses No. 1 Test spot

01 May 2020

ICC Rankings: Team India loses No. 1 Test spot

The Indian cricket team lost its number one spot in the ICC Test Rankings.

Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis lose Cricket Australia contracts: Details here

30 Apr 2020

Usman Khawaja, Marcus Stoinis lose Cricket Australia contracts: Details here

Cricket Australia released a fresh list of central contract for the 2020-21 season.

Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called Corona

24 Apr 2020

Tom Hanks writes to bullied boy called Corona

Onscreen or off-screen, Tom Hanks is known for winning hearts.

#CoronavirusOutbreak: ICC T20 World Cup may be postponed, feels Finch

23 Apr 2020

#CoronavirusOutbreak: ICC T20 World Cup may be postponed, feels Finch

Australia's limited-overs captain Aaron Finch feels the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 could be postponed by 2-3 months in wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

Rohit cannot wait to play Tests in Australia: Details here

22 Apr 2020

Rohit cannot wait to play Tests in Australia: Details here

Indian cricket team batsman Rohit Sharma cannot wait to play the Test series in Australia later this year.

Facebook, Google will be required to pay Australian news companies

20 Apr 2020

Facebook, Google will be required to pay Australian news companies

Big tech giants Google and Facebook will soon be forced to pay Australian news media companies for publishing their content on their respective platforms.

#ThisDayThatYear: Jason Gillespie scripts history with unbeaten 201

19 Apr 2020

#ThisDayThatYear: Jason Gillespie scripts history with unbeaten 201

14 years ago on this day, former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie stunned the world by scoring a double century against Bangladesh in Chattogram.

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

17 Apr 2020

Coronavirus outbreak: Sri Lanka offer to host IPL 2020

Sri Lanka have proposed to host the 13th edition of Indian Premier League.

We've been pretty consistent with our T20I line-up: Alex Carey

16 Apr 2020

We've been pretty consistent with our T20I line-up: Alex Carey

Australia's limited-overs vice-captain Alex Carey has said that the side is consistent in terms of having a settled line-up in T20Is.

Ben Stokes relives the Headingley classic amid lockdown

12 Apr 2020

Ben Stokes relives the Headingley classic amid lockdown

England all-rounder Ben Stokes relived his miraculous innings of Ashes 2019 after seven months.

Here's the best over Ricky Ponting ever faced

10 Apr 2020

Here's the best over Ricky Ponting ever faced

Former Australian star batsman Ricky Ponting left a lasting legacy in the world of cricket.