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Ricky Ponting names two future stars of Australian cricket

Asked to name Australia's best uncapped players, Ricky Ponting said: "Billy Stanlake and Mitchell Swepson, I really like the look of them."
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Steve Smith explains why Hilton Cartwright has been selected

Hilton Cartwright is set to debut against Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sydney on Tuesday after being included in Australia's XI.
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Pakistan decide Misbah-ul-Haq's future ahead of final Australia Test

Pakistan will be captained by Misbah-ul-Haq in the final Test in Australia.
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Saker wary of overloading Australia pacemen

The decision of Australia's selectors to pick a four-man attack means the likes of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood face heavy workloads.
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Jackson Bird amused as Nathan Lyon hijacks 'Nice, Garry' record attempt

The MCG crowd were prepared to yell "Nice, Garry" after Nathan Lyon's third ball, only for the delivery to bring the wicket of Sami Aslam.
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Australia just ahead of Pakistan as rain ruins Boxing Day Test first day

A change in weather forced the covers to come out at the MCG on Monday, with Pakistan 142-4 on day one of the second Test.
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David Warner slams 'bizarre' criticism of Steve Smith

After criticism of Steve Smith in the first Test against Pakistan, David Warner defended the Australia captain.
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Australia name team for Boxing Day Test against Pakistan

Captain Steve Smith revealed Australia's XI on Christmas Day, with all-rounder Hilton Cartwright missing out.
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Shafiq excited to make his Boxing Day Test bow

Asad Shafiq is excited about the chance to play in the Boxing Day Test as Pakistan look to level their series against Australia.
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David Warner speaks about his 2016 form dip

He may be without a century in nine Tests, but Australia batsman David Warner played down concerns over his form.
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Mitchell Starc pumped for Boxing Day debut

Mitchell Starc made his Test debut in 2011 but is yet to play a Boxing Day Test, and the Australia paceman is keen for that to change.
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Pakistan reveal 'grand plan' for Boxing Day Test

Pakistan are aware of the importance of getting the wicket of Steve Smith early, Sami Aslam said.
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Ricky Ponting defends Steve Smith's captaincy

Australia captain Steve Smith received support from former skipper Ricky Ponting after being criticised during the win over Pakistan.
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Indian rookie makes triple century as England capitulate on the subcontinent

Only Garfield Sobers and Bob Simpson scored more runs than Karun Nair when recording a first Test hundred.
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Steve Smith, Kane Williamson keen for international cricket league

An international cricket league as the solution to dead-rubber fixtures has been welcomed by the captains of Australia and New Zealand.
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Australia name T20 coach for Sri Lanka series

Darren Lehmann will take another break from coaching Australia, with Justin Langer to guide the side against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 series.
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English debutant makes century, but his Dad misses it

An ill-timed power cut denied Keaton Jennings' father the chance to see the Test debutant bring up his 100.
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Marsh: Australia eyeing clean sweep of New Zealand series

Not content with their series win, Australia are determined to inflict more pain on the Kiwis ahead of Friday's third ODI in Melbourne.
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Under Pressure: Travis not getting ahead of himself after ODI form

More significant contributions with the bat will be necessary for Travis Head to keep impressing the Australian selectors.
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Pakistan name Test squad to tour Australia

The selectors have kept faith with the same Pakistan squad that has faced New Zealand ahead of their Test series in Australia.
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