MICHAEL CLARK

  • As it happened: Pakistan vs Australia, 1st Test, Day 1 Yesterday

    Playing XIs: Pakistan: Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Zulfiqar Babar, Imran Khan, Yasir Shah, Rahat Ali Australia: Chris Rogers, David Warner, Alex Doolan, Michael Clarke (c), Steven Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Brad Haddin (wk), Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle, Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon TEAM NEWS:...
  • Michael Clarke flops again as Pakistan A beat Australia 5 days ago

    United Arab Emirates: Australia Test captain Michael Clarke flopped for the second successive time as Pakistan A romped to a 153-run victory on the last day of their four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A on Saturday. Clarke, who scored 10 in the first innings, could make only 5 runs in the...
  • Fit-again Michael Clarke hopes Australia carry momentum October 15, 2014

    Sharjah: Fit-again Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Tuesday that he hopes his team can carry the momentum of its Twenty20 and one-day wins over Pakistan into the two-match Test series starting next week. Australia routed Pakistan 3-0 in the one-day series which finished on Sunday and also won the...
  • Michael Clarke yet to recover for Test series against Pakistan October 14, 2014

    Sharjah: Injury-plagued Australian captain Michael Clarke on Tuesday refused to declare himself fully fit for the forthcoming two-match Test series against Pakistan in the UAE, saying he still had "a long way to go". With Australia's four-day warm-up match against Pakistan A due to start Wednesday, Clarke, who missed the ODI...
  • Australia need to forget the hype in big year: Michael Clarke October 5, 2014

    A Test series against India, a World Cup on home soil and a much-anticipated Ashes campaign will put Australia's cricketers under heavy scrutiny over the next year, but the team need to make themselves oblivious to the hype, according to captain Michael Clarke. "Obviously, this is the start of a huge...
  • Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback September 25, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke said on Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month's two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. The 33-year-old plans to fly out on Tuesday, six days ahead of the rest of the Test squad,...
  • Injured Michael Clarke shaking up fitness regime September 22, 2014

    Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke will arrive in the United Arab Emirates five days ahead of the rest of the Test squad as he races to be fit for the twomatch series against Pakistan. The 33yearold blamed training directly after a longhaul flight for an injury to his left hamstring...
  • Acclimatization key to India's success in Australia, says Kasprowicz September 18, 2014

    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 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...
  • Captain Michael Clarke ruled out of ODI series against Pakistan September 16, 2014

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the limitedovers 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 September 16, 2014

    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 tendonrelated, but according to Sydney Morning Herald, the injury is not as serious...
  • Five months from World Cup, India favourites to defend title September 15, 2014

    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 fivemonth 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 oneday series against Pakistan as he recovers from a hamstring injury, chief selector Rod Marsh said. The 33yearold, who has a catalogue of hamstring trouble, broke down in a onedayer against Zimbabwe in Harare on August 31 and...
  • Steve O'Keefe, Mitchell Marsh included in Australia Test squad September 8, 2014

    Sydney: Leftarm 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 lineup 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 firstclass 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 33yearold strained his hamstring in training before the oneday international (ODI) triseries 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 33yearold strained his hamstring in training before a oneday tournament against Zimbabwe and South Africa in Harare following a long break from the game and was...
  • As it happened: Australia vs South Africa, Triseries, Match 5 September 2, 2014

    (For ballbyball 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...
  • Triseries: 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 oneday 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 oneday international defeat to minnows Zimbabwe has raised alarm bells five months before the country cohosts 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 1, 2014

    Sydney: Captain Michael Clarke will return home on Tuesday after aggravating a hamstring injury during Australia's embarrassing oneday 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...
  • Triseries, Match 4: Zimbabwe end 31year 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 threewicket win in the ODI triangular series. Opposite number Michael Clarke also made an unbeaten halfcentury for Australia but reinjured his hamstring in only his...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, Triseries, Match 4 August 31, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Australia won the toss and opted to bat. Michael Clarke comes back in place of Steven Smith. Teams: Australia: Aaron Finch, Phillip Hughes, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Clarke(c), George Bailey, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Haddin(w), James Faulkner, Ben Cutting, Mitchell...
  • Australia captain Michael Clarke throws India a World Cup challenge August 31, 2014

    Next year's World Cup will decide the kings of the 50over 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 hardhitting Australia in triseries August 27, 2014

    South Africa will look to extract an advantage from their superior spin options when they take on a hardhitting Australian side in the second match of a triangular series in Harare on Wednesday. Number oneranked 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 oneday tournament with Zimbabwe and South Africa, according to standin skipper George Bailey. Clarke injured his hamstring at training in Harare and was scratched from Monday's seriesopener against Zimbabwe, which Australia...
  • As it happened: Zimbabwe vs Australia, TriSeries, 1st Match August 25, 2014

    (For ballbyball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Toss and team news: Zimbabwe won the toss and opted to bowl at Harare Sports Club. George Bailey will lead Australia as an injured Michael Clarke sits out. While Zimbabwe have gone in with three changes. Teams: Zimbabwe: Tino Mawoyo, Sikandar Raza,...
  • 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...