Michael Clark

  • Acclimatization key to India's success in Australia, says Kasprowicz 3 days ago

    Hyderabad: Adjusting to the conditions and improvising quickly to challenging situations would be the key to India's success in what promises to be a tough tour Down Under come December, feels former Australia pacer Michael Kasprowicz. Kasprowicz feels Indian team is "talented" but it would have to be at its best...
  • Hughes replaces Australia captain Clarke for Pakistan ODIs 4 days 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 4 days 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 5 days ago

    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...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title 6 days ago

    After what at one stage earlier this month looked like a vast game of musical chairs, reigning champions India ended up topping the world rankings when the five-month countdown to the 2015 World Cup started on Sunday. With just three rating points separating the top four nations, however, the 11th version...
  • 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...
  • Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh included in Australia Test squad September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Left-arm spinner Steve O'Keefe and allrounder Mitchell Marsh were surprise inclusions on Monday in Australia's Test squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The uncapped duo were in a line-up that also includes allrounder Glenn Maxwell and the return of batsman Phil Hughes. Australia play two...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • George Bailey steps down as Australia's T20 captain September 7, 2014

    Melbourne: George Bailey on Sunday stepped down as Australia's Twenty20 captain, saying that he wants to focus on his Test career. "George Bailey has resigned as Australia's Twenty20 captain, citing a desire to focus on first-class cricket," Cricket Australia said in a statement. Bailey has handed in his notice as captain of...
  • Hamstrung Michael Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series September 3, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia captain Michael Clarke is doubtful for next month's series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates after scans confirmed an injury to his left hamstring. The 33-year-old strained his hamstring in training before the one-day international (ODI) tri-series against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break...
  • Injured Michael Clarke rules out ODI retirement September 2, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has dismissed any suggestions he might quit one day cricket after returning home from Zimbabwe tour with a hamstring injury. The 33-year-old strained his hamstring in training before a one-day tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break from the game and was...
  • Live Score: Australia vs South Africa, Tri-series September 2, 2014

    (For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page.) Toss: South Africa won the toss and opted to field. Team News: Australia have made three changes. Steven Smith, Mitchell Johnson and Kane Richardson are back for them. Michael Clarke has been ruled out while Ben Cutting and James Faulkner...
  • Tri-series: Australia face South Africa after Zimbabwe shock September 2, 2014

    Harare: Australia must overcome the embarrassment of losing to Zimbabwe and the departure of captain Michael Clarke to injury when they take on South Africa in the fifth match of a one-day triangular series on Tuesday. Clarke's hamstring problem flared up during his innings of 68 against Zimbabwe on Sunday, and...
  • Zimbabwe humiliation rips open Australian scars September 1, 2014

    Australia's shock one-day international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country co-hosts the World Cup while exposing the team's continued struggles to master spin bowling. Coming off a long break following Test series wins against England and South Africa, Australia arrived in Harare for the...
  • Injured Michael Clarke returns home after Zimbabwe loss September 2, 2014

    Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke will return home on Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia's embarrassing one-day international loss to Zimbabwe in Harare, Cricket Australia said. Clarke's sore left hamstring had kept him out of Australia's first two games of the series, which also involves South Africa, and it flared...
  • Tri-series, Match 4: Zimbabwe end 31-year wait, stun Australia by 3 wickets August 31, 2014

    Harare: Zimbabwe beat Australia for the first time in 31 years on Sunday as captain Elton Chigumbura's 52 not out led his team to a famous three-wicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten half-century for Australia but re-injured his hamstring in only his...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge August 31, 2014

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50-over game whatever happens in the race to top the ICC world rankings between now and then, according to Australia captain Michael Clarke. Australia top the rankings going into Sunday's triangular series match against Zimbabwe in Harare but, depending on results,...
  • Australia skipper Michael Clarke set to return for Zimbabwe clash August 30, 2014

    Harare: Michael Clarke is hoping to recover from a hamstring injury in time to lead Australia against Zimbabwe in Sunday's triangular series clash in Harare. Clarke missed Australia's first two games of the competition, in which they have beaten Zimbabwe by 198 runs and then lost to South Africa by seven...
  • South Africa spinners eye hard-hitting Australia in tri-series August 27, 2014

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hard-hitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number one-ranked Australia issued a statement of intent on Monday when they crushed Zimbabwe by 198 runs in...
  • Injured Clarke set to miss more matches of triangular series August 26, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke, sidelined with a hamstring injury, may not be fit until the "back end" of the triangular one-day tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to stand-in skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's series-opener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • Clarke doubtful as Zimbabwe face mighty Australia in triangular opener August 25, 2014

    Australia will make a late decision on captain Michael Clarke's fitness for Monday's triangular series opener against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club. Clarke tweaked his left hamstring during Australia's first training session on Friday, but jogged several laps on Saturday to lend hope that he may recover in time. However with a...
  • Michael Clarke prepared to travel alone to avoid injury August 24, 2014

    Michael Clarke may opt to alter his travel plans for future overseas tours as the Australia captain races against time to recover from a hamstring injury for Monday's first one-day international against Zimbabwe. Clarke, who has had a five-month layoff since leading Australia to a 2-1 Test series triumph in South...
  • Hamstrung Clarke doubtful for Australia's Zimbabwe opener August 23, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke has suffered a hamstring injury during Friday's training in Harare and is doubtful for their first one-day international against Zimbabwe on Monday. Clarke, who has had a five-month rest since leading Australia to the 2-1 Test series triumph in South Africa, experienced pain in his left hamstring...
  • Zimbabwe 'not a token tour' for Australia, says Michael Clarke August 20, 2014

    Captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday insisted Australia's visit to Zimbabwe was not a "token tour" or World Cup audition but was all about winning as players return to international action. A 14-man squad departed Wednesday for Harare to play a two-week series that also involves South Africa -- Australia's first international...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limited-overs series. Next stop after...
  • Lyon recalled to Clarke-led Australia ODI squad for Zimbabwe tour August 4, 2014

    Brisbane: Michael Clarke will lead Australia on their first tour to Zimbabwe in a decade for an international tri-series also involving South Africa starting later this month. The 14-man limited-overs squad is close to full strength, with Clarke, vice-captain George Bailey, veteran wicketkeeper Brad Haddin, paceman Mitchell Johnson and allrounder Shane...
  • India was toughest period of my captaincy: Michael Clarke July 25, 2014

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke does not regret the infamous 'Homework-gate' scandal in India last year but does admit that the tour was the toughest period of his captaincy. The Aussies not only lost the Test series 0-4 against Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India but were also hit hard after four players...
  • Michael Clarke backs controversial 'Mankad' run-out rule June 4, 2014

    Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday said he had no problem with a controversial run out rule that marred the fifth and final one-day international between England and Sri Lanka. His England counterpart Alastair Cook insisted a "line had been crossed" after Sachithra Senanayake ran out England's Jos Buttler as...
  • Michael Clarke gets his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace June 4, 2014

    Dubai: Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday got his hands on the Reliance ICC Test mace, a symbol of his side's status as the number-one ranked Test side in the world. Clarke, who inspired his side to victories over England and South Africa in the past season, received the mace in...