MUMBAI, Dec 22 - India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining two tests in Australia with a shoulder injury and will be replaced by uncapped left-arm spinner Akshar Patel, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Monday.
Dec 22 - Factbox on the third test between Australia and India, which begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Friday: - - - - SERIES (All matches start at 0000 GMT) First test Adelaide Australia won by 48 runs Second test Brisbane Australia won by four wickets Third test Melbourne Dec 26-30 Fourth test Sydney Jan 6-10 - - - - AUSTRALIA World ranking: Second Captain: Steven Smith Coach: Darren Lehmann Squad: David Warner,
MELBOURNE, Dec 22 - With all hope of a first series triumph in Australia gone after defeats in the first two tests, India need to draw on their reserves of pride and motivation to avoid a seventh straight test loss on Australian soil this week.
Dec 22 - Sri Lanka pace spearhead Lasith Malinga is recovering well from his ankle surgery and should be back in action during the later stages of the one-day international series in New Zealand next month, according to coach Marvan Atapattu.
CAPE TOWN, Dec 21 - South Africa have called left-handed batsman Rilee Rossouw into their squad for the remaining two tests against West Indies after wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock was ruled out through injury.
KARACHI, Dec 21 - Pakistan's experienced all-rounder Shahid Afridi has announced his retirement from one-day internationals after next year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Dec 21 - Australia captain Steve Smith was fined 60 percent of his match fee for a slow over rate in his first test as skipper in a four-wicket victory in the second test against India in Brisbane.
Dec 21 - England cricket chiefs have moved quickly to make it clear that Alastair Cook's dismissal as one-day captain has not opened the door for a return to international cricket for batsman Kevin Pietersen.
PRETORIA, Dec 21 - Left-handed batsman Narsingh Deonarine has been added to the West Indies test squad for the final two matches in South Africa, the country's cricket board has announced.
SYDNEY, Dec 21 - Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of this week's third test against India in Melbourne with uncapped batsman Joe Burns coming into the 13-man squad to replace him.
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