MICHAEL CLARKE

  • World Cup: Australia and Steve Smith will never forget the semi-final against India 3 hours 49 minutes ago

    It was a special day at the SCG and the weather was picture perfect for such a big match. There was so much expectation always on the second semi-final, mainly because they had wait that little bit longer before it unfolds. So much at stake a place in a World...
  • World Cup 2015: Sex talk stumps Michael Clarke 4 hours 43 minutes ago

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke was momentarily stumped by a bungled question which appeared to be about his sex life as he celebrated Thursday's World Cup semi-final win over India. Clarke, who had just led the co-hosts to a crushing 95-run win against the defending champions, was facing the media at...
  • ICC World Cup: Why is beating Australia so tough for India? 15 hours 29 minutes ago

    India were knocked out of the World Cup 2015 after Australia defeated them by 95 runs. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia haven't peaked yet, says Michael Clarke 21 hours 2 minutes ago

    Skipper Michael Clarke thinks Australia have not yet peaked at the World Cup despite reaching the final against neighbours New Zealand by beating reigning champions India on Thursday. Steve Smith scored 105 to fire Australia to 328 for seven on their way to dethroning India with a 95-run victory at Sydney...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Australia are likely contenders to meet New Zealand in the World Cup final Yesterday

    The India and Australia semi-final is going to be a close game. SCG is a great batting wicket. The team who wins toss should bat first. But chasing isn't a bad option either. Gone are the days when we used to go with the notion that in a big match...
  • World Cup: Australia look visibly frazzled before the semi-final against India Yesterday

    Australia have not announced their playing eleven much before the match, which they usually do and look a side visibly frazzled leading upto the semi-finals against India. ...
  • World Cup: This Indian team has been outstanding, says Chris Harris Yesterday

    This is the biggest of all games and India are playing their best cricket at the moment, says former New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris. ...
  • India, Australia fight for a spot in World Cup final to take on New Zealand Yesterday

    The Sydney Cricket Ground over the years has witnessed many milestones and nail-biters that reverberate on every corner of the stadium once you enter the arena. Situated in the east, Moore Park has been a spectator to many a heart-breaks and Thursday's match will add to the long list of...
  • World Cup: To counter spinners, Michael Clarke summons Shane Warne at Australia nets Yesterday

    Sydney: With the threat of in-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin looming large, Australian captain Michael Clarke summoned Shane Warne at the team's nets ahead of their ICC Cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India, on Thursday. Warne not only gave inputs to the Australian spinners but also turned the clock back during...
  • World Cup: Australia can handle expectations in semi-final, says Michael Clarke 2 days ago

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke is confident his side will have no problem handling the weight of local expectation when they meet reigning champions India in a blockbuster World Cup semi-final on Thursday. Australia's four titles make them the most successful team in World Cup history but only Clarke, Shane Watson and...
  • World Cup: Some interesting facts as India face Australia in semis 2 days ago

    It is going to be a thriller at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Both India and Australia have played exceptional cricket in the World Cup. It is going to be a big game between both the teams. Here are some facts about India and Australia as they gear...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia will win against India, says Brett Lee 2 days ago

    India have a great chance of winning but having played for my country for such a long time, it is only fair for me to support Australia, says former Aussie speedster Brett Lee. ...
  • World Cup: India hoping for spin-friendly track, Australia for a green top at SCG 2 days ago

    With Australia and India camps preparing hard for the semi-final on March 26, both teams are anxiously waiting to see what Sydney throws up for the epic clash on Thursday. The state of the Sydney Cricket Ground pitch could play a pivotal role in deciding which teams progresses to the...
  • World Cup: Defending champions India clash with Australia in the semis 4 days ago

    India will take on Australia in the second semi-final of the ICC World Cup 2015 on March 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. ...
  • World Cup: Credit to Watson the way he hung in there, says Michael Clarke 6 days ago

    "If Pakistan had taken that Shane Watson catch at fine leg, who knows what could have happened. It would have been a lot tighter for sure." ...
  • World Cup 2015: Spinners can help India beat Australia at the SCG, feels Misbah 6 days ago

    Having played both India and Australia at the Adelaide Oval during this World Cup, Misbah-ul-Haq is excellently placed to judge the two teams ahead of their semifinal clash at the Sydney Cricket Ground on March 26. Pakistan's captain didn't exactly hold out a prediction, though he did warn Michael Clarke's...
  • Australia expecting a very different Team India in World Cup semis 6 days ago

    Australia skipper Michael Clarke expects to face a very different India in next week's World Cup semi-final from the team they hammered in a Test series and beat comfortably in a one-day international in January. Co-hosts Australia reached the last four with a six-wicket victory over Pakistan at Adelaide Oval on...
  • World Cup Exclusive: India vs Australia a battle of two balanced teams 6 days ago

    (Former India captain and chief selector Kris Srikkanth, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for IBNLive Sports. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) India vs Australia is going to be an amazing game. Both teams...
  • World Cup: We will have to bat better against India, says Michael Clarke 6 days ago

    Adelaide: Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semi-final clash against India but the home team skipper Michael Clarke on Friday said his players will have to bat much better against the defending champions. India and Australia will...
  • As it happened; Australia vs Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final 1 week ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to reach the blog) Hosts Australia will have to counter a rising and unpredictable Pakistan in the third cricket World Cup quarter-final at the Adelaide Oval. While four-time World Cup winners Australia can easily be termed as favourites going by the past performance and the arsenal they...
  • Australia: The team that has dominated cricket at world's biggest stage March 19, 2015

    No team, apart from West Indies in the early editions of the World Cup, has dominated the tournament quite like Australia did over two editions: 2003 and 2007. Australia fans may add 1999 there, but that's not quite fair. In 1999, Australia were hardly all-conquering in ODIs. They could have crashed...
  • Pakistan game a 'World Cup final', says Michael Clarke March 19, 2015

    Adelaide: Australia captain Michael Clarke will approach Friday's World Cup quarter-final against Pakistan like a final, saying he expected a "tough challenge" from Misbah-ul-Haq's men in the make-or-break game. Pakistan have lost nine of their last 10 one-dayers to Australia on Australian grounds, including all of the last seven, but Clarke...
  • World Cup: Australia 'switched on' for knockout stage, says Clarke March 14, 2015

    Hobart: Australia captain Michael Clarke is pleased with whatever batting opportunity he and his team mates had against Scotland on Saturday and said every member of the squad was 'switched on' for the knockout stage of the World Cup. Middle-order batsman Clarke and James Faulkner have only recently come back from...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke shrugs off fitness fears March 13, 2015

    Australia captain Michael Clarke shrugged off fears over his fitness on Friday, claiming he was more concerned about time in the middle as the World Cup heads towards the knockout rounds. Clarke only had a gentle practice session at the Bellerive Oval on Thursday as his team-mates sprinted, prompting suggestions that...
  • World Cup: Australia seek quarter-final practice against Scotland March 13, 2015

    Hobart: It's been a funny old campaign for Australia thus far in the World Cup. They are already in the quarterfinals, getting there with some measure of comfort, but you can't escape the feeling that they haven't hit their straps yet. Australia have lost only one game, to New Zealand, who...
  • Pat Cummins returns as Clarke warns of Aussie changes vs Scotland March 13, 2015

    Australia captain Michael Clarke said fast bowler Pat Cummins will replace spinner Xavier Doherty for Saturday's concluding World Cup pool match against Scotland but warned there could be further changes in the knockout rounds. Doherty played in the 64-run victory over Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday but...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke pledges no mercy as quarter-final looms March 13, 2015

    Hobart: Australia skipper Michael Clarke pledged no mercy on crisis-hit Scotland as the four-time World Cup champions seek a headline-grabbing performance ahead of a potential quarter-final collision with Pakistan. Australia have already made sure of their spot in the next stage after last weekend's 64-run win over fellow title contenders Sri...
  • World Cup 2015: My job is to get best out of players, says Clarke March 8, 2015

    This hasn't been the easiest month of Michael Clarke's career. Australia's World Cup campaign has had only one notable stutter, against New Zealand at Eden Park, but the questions about Clarke's fitness and value to the side have not gone away. On Sunday (March 8), as Shane Watson returned to...