Australia vs Pakistan

  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs 3 hours 37 minutes ago

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's one-day international series against Pakistan after the Australia captain was ruled out by a hamstring injury. Hughes, who was overlooked for the original squad despite scoring two half-centuries against South Africa in the recent...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan 6 hours 16 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limited-overs cricket series against Pakistan next month due to a hamstring injury that forced him home early from a recent series in Zimbabwe. In a statement Tuesday, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said tests had confirmed "a significant hamstring injury" that would force...
  • Michael Clarke on track to play Test series against Pakistan Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke seems to have overcome his hamstring problem and is on track to play the Test series against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates (UAE) next month. There were fears that Clarke's hamstring injury was tendon-related, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • Australia build artificial pitch for spin practice Yesterday

    Australia have built an artificial pitch at the National Cricket Centre in Brisbane to help their batsmen deal with spin-bowling on the slow tracks of the subcontinent, where they have so often struggled in the past. The surface, which is intended to mimic the conditions in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka,...
  • Shahid Afridi named Pakistan's T20 captain, Misbah retained as ODI skipper Yesterday

    Islamabad: Shahid Afridi will captain Pakistan in Twenty20s until 2016 while Misbah-ul-Haq will remain the skipper for the World Cup next year, the Pakistan Cricket Board announced on Tuesday. Afridi replaced Mohammad Hafeez, who stepped down after Pakistan's unimpressive performance at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh this year. Afridi has led Pakistan...
  • Shoaib Malik likely for Australia series and WC probables list Yesterday

    Karachi: Pakistan allrounder Shoaib Malik is likely to be given another chance at reviving his international career when the national selectors name the squad for the upcoming series against Australia and the list of probables for the 2015 World Cup. A well-informed source close to the national selection committee told PTI...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmann-coached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Injured Michael Clarke in race to be fit for Pakistan series September 9, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was on Monday in doubt for next month's one-day series against Pakistan as he recovers from a hamstring injury, chief selector Rod Marsh said. The 33-year-old, who has a catalogue of hamstring trouble, broke down in a one-dayer against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and...
  • Shahid Afridi, Fawad Alam frontrunners for Pakistan T20 captaincy September 9, 2014

    Karachi: While Shahid Afridi and Fawad Alam have emerged as frontline candidates to be named as the national Twenty20 captain this week, confusion reigns on whether Misbah-ul-Haq will be retained as skipper of the one-day squad. The chairman of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Shaharyar Khan has not helped matters by...
  • We stuck to plan to beat Pakistan: Starc August 29, 2012

    Sharjah: Lanky paceman Mitchell Starc on Wednesday said Australia stuck to their plans during their hard-fought four-wicket win over Pakistan, negotiating rival spinners very well. Australia edged out Pakistan in the first limited-overs international here on Tuesday to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series, with Man-of-the-Match Starc returning career...
  • Aussies ready to bear UAE weather: Rixon August 23, 2012

    Dubai: Australia's acting coach Steve Rixon on Wednesday hoped his players will adjust to the hot conditions in United Arab Emirates during their matches against Afghanistan and Pakistan. Australia's squad arrived here on Wednesday with the temperature as high as 43-degrees Celsius, but Rixon hopes sleeping late and breakfast at noon...
  • Australia use UAE heat as Twenty20 warmup August 22, 2012

    Dubai: Acting Australian coach Steve Rixon hopes one-day internationals against Afghanistan and Pakistan in the demanding heat of the United Arab Emirates will prepare his players for next month's Twenty20 World Cup in the tropics of Sri Lanka. Australia play Afghanistan in a one-off ODI at Sharjah on Saturday ahead of...
  • Australia coach Arthur to skip Pakistan series August 20, 2012

    Sydney: Cricket Australia says Steve Rixon will coach the Australian team in their one-day internationals against Afghanistan and Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates later this month, temporarily taking the reins from head coach Mickey Arthur. Australia will play Afghanistan at Sharjah on August 25 ahead of three one-day matches against...
  • Australia plan to stay 'cool' in UAE July 26, 2012

    New Delhi: Australia won't let the UAE heat affect them in the forthcoming series against Pakistan there and the former world champions will do "everything possible" to stay cool, Pakistan Observer reported on Thursday. Peter Young, General Manager (Public Affairs) of Cricket Australia, has said that Australian team's physio Alex Kountouris...
  • Watson, Hilfenhaus out; Maxwell in for Pak ODIs July 16, 2012

    Melbourne: Australia have selected two squads for the short series against Pakistan next month with a focus on the World Twenty20 tournament in September, drafting in uncapped allrounder Glenn Maxwell to gain experience and including veterans Shane Watson and Ben Hilfenhaus for only half of the tour to the United...