MICHAEL CLARKE

  • Michael Clarke en route to recovery before World Cup 17 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke made his comeback from injury Saturday, scoring 51 and batting for almost three hours in a Sydney club match before slamming media reports of a rift with teammates and Cricket Australia. Clarke made a rare appearance for his Western Suburbs club side on the first day...
  • Michael Clarke denies rift with Australian team-mates 17 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke on Saturday rejected speculation about a rift with team-mates as he battles for fitness ahead of the World Cup. Speaking as he returned to the field for a grade cricket match, Clarke said the six-and-a-half weeks he had spent recuperating from hamstring surgery had not driven...
  • Michael Clarke back to prove fitness for World Cup Yesterday

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to club cricket this weekend as he continues his bid to prove his fitness for the upcoming World Cup, Cricket Australia said on Friday. Clarke sustained the latest in a long line of hamstring injuries while fielding in the first test against India in...
  • Cricket Australia mulls appointing Steven Smith as ODI captain after WC 3 days ago

    Sydney: Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event. Clarke's recurring fitness issues and his continuing absence during India's tour...
  • For some, World Cup 2015 may end up as a swan song 3 days ago

    Since the first edition in 1975 to the last in 2011, the cricket World Cup has always served as the biggest platform for each participating teams and their players to showcase their talent. From Clive Lloyd lifting the Cup in 1975 to Mahendra Singh Dhoni's trophy-clinching six at the Wankhede...
  • Steven Smith and I could play together in Australian team: Michael Clarke 4 days ago

    Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke, nursing a hamstring injury, has hinted at the possibility of both him and Steven Smith featuring together in the World Cup despite having similar roles in the team. Clarke has been given a Feb 21 deadline by Cricket Australia (CA) to make himself available to captain...
  • Michael Clarke powers through wet training session at SCG 4 days ago

    Sydney: Australian skipper Michael Clarke braved the pouring rain, powering through a wet training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Monday to continue his race against the clock to be fit for the ICC Cricket World Cup. According to Cricket Australia (CA) website, the inured skipper ran lap after...
  • Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australia WC squad 'un-Australian': Dravid 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian". Clarke has not played since picking up a hamstring injury in the first Test against...
  • Michael Clarke on track for World Cup return January 19, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia's preparation for next month's ODI World Cup on Monday received a massive boost with the announcement that inspirational skipper Michael Clarke is on track for a return from injury by February 21. Clarke, who underwent a hamstring surgery earlier this month, has been named in Australia's World Cup squad...
  • Michael Clarke determined to play 2019 World Cup January 16, 2015

    Sydney: Injury-plagued Australian skipper Michael Clarke believes he can continue playing cricket as far as the 2019 World Cup. Clarke has been plagued with injuries over the past year and has battled to overcome chronic back and hamstring troubles, but insists that he still has a long way to go in...
  • Michael Clarke dismisses talks of retirement after World Cup January 15, 2015

    Melbourne: A month after admitting he may not play cricket again due to injuries, Australian captain Michael Clarke has dismissed suggestions of his retirement after the upcoming World Cup, saying that he can continue playing till the 2019 edition of the tournament. Injuries to both hamstrings and his lower back had...
  • Race for ODI top spot heats up with Tri-Series and World Cup January 14, 2015

    Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the Reliance ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday. Friday's opening clash at the SCG will see Australia host England with Michael Clarke's men...
  • Australia balanced but interesting to see how they handle World Cup pressure January 13, 2015

    The Australia squad has been announced for this year's ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, and there is going to be some disappointment for the guys who missed out. But the ones, who got selected, have earned the right to be there. Like all the ICC Cricket World Cups, there are...
  • Michael Clarke should have got more time to recover: Michael Hussey January 12, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian Test cricketer Michael Hussey has said that injured captain Michael Clarke should have been given two more weeks time to recover rather than the deadline of Feb 21 by the selectors, when the Aussies take on Bangladesh in their second group encounter in the World Cup. "The World...
  • Confident of being fit for World Cup: Michael Clarke January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Named Australia's captain for next month's World Cup despite being out injured right now, Michael Clarke on Sunday said he is confident of participating in the marquee tournament for which he has to prove his fitness by February 21. The World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New...
  • World Cup squads: Clarke named Australia skipper, Maxwell gets a chance January 11, 2015

    Sydney: Selectors named Michael Clarke on Sunday as captain of Australia's squad for next month's World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery. Clarke, who missed the final three Tests against India following the surgery, has been given until February 21 to...
  • Shane Warne excludes Michael Bevan from all-time Aussie ODI XI January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne Friday opted to exclude one of the sport's best finishers Michael Bevan from his all-time Australian One-Day International (ODI) eleven. Always controversial, Warne omitted ODI legend Bevan, widely regarded as Australia's greatest-ever finisher after averaging 53.58 across 232 matches. Warne named his all-time Australian ODI XI during...
  • Michael Clarke recovery 'ahead of schedule' for Cricket World Cup January 7, 2015

    Sydney: Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday that his recovery from hamstring surgery was ahead of schedule as he races against the clock to be fit for next month's World Cup. Clarke said he had begun running since the surgery three weeks ago, after suffering the injury in the...
  • Stuart Broad hails Aussies for respect they showed Phillip Hughes January 6, 2015

    London: England allrounder Stuart Broad has praised Australia captain Michael Clarke, his team and the general public for the respect they showed Phillip Hughes following the death of the opening batsman in November. The 25-year-old Hughes was struck on the back of the neck by a bouncer delivered by fast bowler...
  • Late batsman Phillip Hughes' plaque unveiled at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: A plaque of late batsman Phillip Hughes was unveiled at the Members' stand of the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday to commemorate the much-loved 25-year-old Australian cricketer. Hughes was hit by a vicious bouncer during a domestic match at the SCG on November 25. He succumbed to the injuries...
  • Michael Clarke to return in World Cup without match practice January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Recuperating from a hamstring injury, Australian batsman Michael Clarke has been cleared to make his return to international cricket during the upcoming World Cup without a practice match under his belt. Clarke, who had recovered just in time for the first Test against India at Adelaide before suffering another hamstring...
  • Michael Clarke leads emotional tributes to Phillip Hughes at SCG January 6, 2015

    Sydney: Emotions ran high on the opening day of the fourth and final Test between India and Australia as injured skipper Michael Clarke led a series of tributes for late Phillip Hughes, who was fatally struck by a bouncer six weeks back at the SCG. Clarke, who is part of the...
  • Hughes family to attend SCG Test: Michael Clarke January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke, currently undergoing rehabilitation post his hamstring surgery, on Saturday revealed that Phil Hughes' family will be present for the final Test at this venue, where the cricketer was hit by a bouncer and eventually succumbed to his injuries. "Phillip Hughes' family will be at the game...
  • Difficult to replace MS Dhoni: Michael Clarke January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Injured Australia skipper Michael Clarke said India will find it difficult to get a player like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who retired from Test cricket on Tuesday. "I can't imagine there would be many jobs in international sport tougher than being the captain of India's cricket team. I doubt many have...
  • Channel Nine defends Michael Clarke's role as commentator January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Australian broadcaster Channel Nine has dismissed the criticism of injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke turning commentator for the third and fourth Tests against India, terming the negativity as "petty". Clarke sought permission from Cricket Australia to commentate during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne and the fourth Test at Sydney...
  • Michael Clarke set to miss World Cup opener December 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke, who is fighting against time to recuperate from a career-threatening right-hamstring injury has admitted that he might not be fit by the time the co-hosts play their inaugural match in the Cricket World Cup against England on February 14. "I don't think it's probably realistic for...
  • Michael Clarke unlikely to make start of World Cup December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke doubts he will be fit for the start of the World Cup in February but hopes to be back at some stage during the tournament. Clarke had surgery on his injured hamstring after straining it for a fourth time in as many months during the first...
  • Michael Clarke impressive in commentary 'debut' at MCG December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: His cricketing future may be under cloud of doubt after his latest hamstring injury but a dapper Michael Clarke was impressive in his 'debut' as a media pundit for the 'Channel 9' network during the third cricket Test that got underway. According to Sydney Morning Herald,"Based on his Boxing Day...