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Chopra: India's wristspin too much for Australia


Venugopal: Washout hurts cricket's value

Almost 30,000 fans turned up at the stadium to watch India take on Australia. They didn't see any rain, but also didn't see a single ball being bowled

India v Australia

2nd T20I, Guwahati

John Cena's 'a bit bigger than I am' - Behrendorff

The Australia fast bowler laughed off a comparison to the WWE wrestler, and was in great spirits after a match-winning spell

Dad was 'speechless' - Behrendorff


Rock thrown at our team bus, says Finch

The Australia batsman tweeted a picture of the vehicle with a shattered window soon after they beat India by eight wickets

India v Australia

2nd T20I, Guwahati

Behrendorff leads Australia's series-levelling rout

The left-arm seamer took 4 for 21 to set up his team's eight-wicket victory against India with nearly five overs to spare

Pitch was perfect for Behrendorff - Bhuvneshwar


Guwahati enthusiastically revives fling with cricket

Football might be king in Assam, but cricket received quite the welcome too

India v Australia

1st T20I, Ranchi

Kuldeep, Bumrah sparkle as India go 1-0 up

Australia's batsmen struggled on a slow and low surface at the JSCA International Stadium and conceded a rain-hit first T20I by nine wickets

Australia denied advantage of new rules

The ICC had said that when games are reduced to less than 10 overs, the maximum quota of overs per bowler shall not be less than two. But that was not the case in Ranchi

India v Australia

1st T20I, Ranchi

Chopra: How Bhuvneshwar outwitted Warner

Aakash Chopra takes a closer look at how some of the key moments and player match-ups panned out in the first T20I in Ranchi

Venugopal: Finch, Maxwell and a bad romance

Australia's batsmen have spoken a lot about having a gameplan to deal with India's spinners. On Saturday, they were undone by sticking to them so rigidly that they forgot to think on their feet

India v Australia

ODI series review

Missing pieces gradually fall into place for India

A finisher, two wristspinners and four quality seamers are giving India's ODI team flexibility in strategy and more belief in their depth

How India rose to No.1 in ODIs

Three important changes in the past 18 months have transformed the side


India v Australia

5th ODI, Nagpur

Smith, middle order high among Australia's worries

Australia head home to prepare for the Ashes in familiar conditions, but the defeat in India has left them with numerous issues to ponder

'Not converting words into action' - Smith

The Australia captain said the domestic one-day cup could produce a few players who could give those on the current tour serious competition

India v Australia

5th ODI, Nagpur

Rohit's rapid century lifts India back to No. 1

The hosts made light work of a target 243 to complete a 4-1 thumping of Australia in the ODI series

Bowlers' attacking mindset the difference - Rohit

Being on the hunt for wickets even when under attack helped bowlers contribute significantly towards the series win, says India vice-captain

India v Australia

T20 squad

India pick Nehra, Karthik for T20Is; Dhawan returns

Fast bowler Shardul Thakur and batsman Ajinkya Rahane were the ones to miss out on selection

Is Axar now India's preferred finger-spinner in ODIs, T20Is?


Chopra: 'Rishabh Pant a noticeable absentee'


India v Australia

4th ODI, Bengaluru

Muthu: Can Jadhav go from useful to indispensable?

Middle-order innovation and a uniquely low-and-slow style of offspin have earned him goodwill, but he might need to make bigger scores more often to carve himself a permanent spot in India's ODI line-up

Chopra: What makes Kedar Jadhav the spinner different?

From subtle changes in line to aid the spinners to fields that did not help the fast bowlers, Aakash Chopra breaks down the Bengaluru ODI for us

India v Australia

ODI series

Finisher Stoinis hopes for room at the top

The allrounder's composure and his ability to contribute in all departments of the game are firming up his case to be part of the Ashes team, and his credentials as a top-order bat

How India tamed the Maxwell monster

Glenn Maxwell has managed only 58 runs in the first three ODIs while falling three times to Yuzvendra Chahal. What are the cunning plans behind India's success against him?

India v Australia

3rd ODI, Indore

'Hardik has turned his career around' - Dravid

The India A coach says the allrounder is now capable of tailoring his game to different situations, and is on his way to becoming an 'all-weather player'

Has Pandya ended India's search for a seam-bowling allrounder?


India v Australia

3rd ODI, Indore

Pandya, spinners clinch series; India rise to No. 1

Aaron Finch's 124 was in vain as Australia lost 5 for 77 in their last 14 overs and, eventually, the match by five wickets

Agarkar: India did everything right today

Ajit Agarkar, Shaun Tait and the ESPNcricinfo staff talk about India's comprehensive win over Australia in the 3rd ODI


Squad update

India v Australia 2017

Dhawan not named in India squad for last two ODIs

Axar Patel regained his spot in the ODI squad after recovering from a sprained ankle

India v Australia

3rd ODI, Indore

Rahane working on mindset after chat with Tendulkar

Ajinkya Rahane believes mental preparation is the key in a team that rates versatility

Hardik Pandya's six appeal

The allrounder is coming close to bossing a group of players who are known for their six-hitting ability


Australia in India 2017-18


Pat Cummins to skip India T20Is

The fast bowler will return home after the fifth ODI, as Australia monitor his workload ahead of the Sheffield Shield and the Ashes

India v Australia

2nd ODI, Eden Gardens

Kuldeep hat-trick, India defend 252 with ease

Virat Kohli's 92 set up a competitive total before India's wristspinners sent Australia crashing to a big defeat at Eden Gardens

Agarkar: Bhuvneshwar on top of his game


Chopra: Kohli's trigger movement negates Australia's plans

From Steven Smith's field to Bhuvneshwar Kumar's set-up, Aakash Chopra takes us through the Kolkata ODI

India v Australia

2nd ODI, Kolkata

Collapses happening 'a bit too often' - Smith

Australia captain Steven Smith conceded that something needed to be done to arrest the slide, after another batting failure in India

'We keep making silly errors under pressure' - Smith


India v Australia

2nd ODI, Kolkata

Kuldeep, Chahal, and cracking the India XI

The two wristspinners lend edge and variety to the attack but they might be in direct competition with each other in a settled Indian team

Eden Gardens' preparation hit by rain

Questions remain over the playing surface as ground remains covered in the lead up to Thursday's ODI between India and Australia

India v Australia

1st ODI, Chennai

Chopra: Pandya's six-hitting ability is special

The former India batsman looks at five talking points from the series opener between India and Australia

Five things we learned from the Chennai ODI


India v Australia

1st ODI, Chennai

Brettig: India's batting depth raises Ashes alarm

In the first ODI in Chennai, Australia got a taste of what they could wrestle with against England later in the summer

Australia beaten by Pandya's blitz and wristspin

India were in trouble at 11 for 3, but Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni steered them to a match-winning total in a rain-hit game in Chennai

Australia in India 2017-18

Finch injury makes room for Head, Handscomb

With the opener sidelined for the first few ODIs against India, Peter Handscomb has made it back to the Australia squad, and Travis Head is expected to bat at the top of the order

Australia in India 2017-18

Rahane, Rahul, and the batting puzzle

India's challenge is to find a role for Ajinkya Rahane when the regular openers are back and ensure KL Rahul doesn't feel shortchanged in the middle order

Tracing Axar Patel's fledgling career

He has stepped into the breach when required and receded into the background after doing his job. A few handy knocks against Australia could give the allrounder a longer stay in the team

Tendulkar or Kohli: Who would you rather bowl to?

Irfan Pathan and Shaun Tait answer the question


Australia in India

Warm-up game, Chennai

Powerful batting gives Australia winning start

Four half-centuries, and a four-wicket haul from Ashton Agar led the visitors to a 103-run victory in the warm-up fixture in Chennai

Is Washington Sundar India's next big star?

After strong IPL and TNPL seasons, the offspinner continued to impress against the touring Australians in Chennai


India news

2017-18 fixtures

India host Australia, NZ from September 17 to November 7

A total of eight ODIs and six T20Is will be played in a little under two months

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