ALEX KOUNTOURIS

  • Michael Clarke on track for World Cup return 1 week ago

    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...
  • Mitchell Marsh ruled out of Sydney Test December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh, on Saturday, was ruled out of the fourth cricket Test against India in Sydney after fresh scans revealed that his injured hamstring has deteriorated. Australia's physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said Marsh's injured hamstring would keep him out of the Sydney Test from January 6 and the focus...
  • Michael Clarke takes to Twitter for injury update December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: Injured Australian skipper Michael Clarke has taken to Twitter to provide updates on his condition post-surgery and share his views on day one of the second cricket Test against India at the Gabba on Wednesday. Clarke had an operation on his injured right hamstring on Tuesday in Melbourne, after being...
  • Michael Clarke 'hopeful' for first India Test: physio November 20, 2014

    Sydney: Australia are hopeful that captain Michael Clarke will be available for next month's first Test against India despite a recurrence of his hamstring injury, physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said on Thursday. Clarke has missed just one of Australia's 39 Tests since he assumed the captaincy in 2011 despite a degenerative long-term...
  • CLT20: Johnson not to join KXIP immediately due to injury September 17, 2014

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia on Wednesday said that fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will not immediately join the Kings XI Punjab in India for the Champions League Twenty20 due to a rib injury. Cricket Australia Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said: "Mitch had some rib pain during the recent ODI tour of Zimbabwe. Since returning...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs September 17, 2014

    Sydney: Top order batsman Phil Hughes has replaced Michael Clarke in the Australia squad for next month's oneday 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 halfcenturies against South Africa in the recent...
  • Surgery rules out Australia's Shaun Marsh for four months July 22, 2014

    Sydney: Australia batsman Shaun Marsh is to have surgery on an injured elbow next week and will miss October's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, Cricket Australia said on Tuesday. The 31yearold, who played in the first two Tests of the series win in South Africa that put...
  • Australia's CoulterNile to miss Zimbabwe tour June 25, 2014

    Sydney: Paceman Nathan CoulterNile is set to miss Australia's upcoming limited overs triseries in Zimbabwe as he recovers from a hamstring injury. CoulterNile underwent surgery on Tuesday and team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said he was not likely to be ready in time for the matches against South Africa and Zimbabwe....
  • Clarke suffered fractured shoulder in South Africa barrage March 17, 2014

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke is suffering from a fractured shoulder stemming from the barrage of bouncers he faced during the third Test against South Africa, it was revealed Monday. Cricket Australia said the injury has forced him out of the domestic Sheffield Shield final this weekend. "Michael Clarke was injured as...
  • Injured Watson could recover in time for first Ashes Test November 6, 2013

    Melbourne: Allrounder Shane Watson could recover from a hamstring injury in time to face England in the first Ashes Test starting in two weeks, Cricket Australia (CA) said on Wednesday. Watson strained his left hamstring in Australia's oneday series deciding defeat to India on Saturday, leaving him scrambling to prove his...
  • Pat Cummins out for 2nd straight Test season November 2, 2012

    Melbourne: Cricket Australia said on Friday that teenage fast bowler Pat Cummins has a bone stress injury in his lower back and will miss a second consecutive Test season. Physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said in a statement that Cummins, who missed all of the Test series last season with a heel...