Dhaka, Dec. 5 -- One team has one of its star players sidelined with an ankle injury, and he'll miss the first test beginning Thursday at the Adelaide Oval. The other has had upsetting publicity it could never have imagined with the brother of one of its opening batsmen charged with a terrorism-related offense.

An Australia-India test series never seems to disappoint cricket fans looking for as much news off the field as on.

On Tuesday, the brother of Australia batsman Usman Khawaja was taken into custody by counter-terrorism police investigating the discovery in August of a laptop computer containing a fake terrorist hit-list.

Arsalan Khawaja, 39, was arrested while driving in western Sydney, according to a spokesperson for New South ...