MICHAEL CLARKE

  • Batsmen's delight, heartbreak for SA, Kiwis form, business as usual for Australia 14 hours 15 minutes ago

    At the stroke of sunrise, when the whole world is still recovering from the hangover of some really intense moments of the show piece event and Australia still basking in the glory of winning the cup, the Kiwis while taking the return flight home will be looking for answers to...
  • Australia are worthy of their fifth World Cup title 19 hours 7 minutes ago

    Melbourne: The ICC hailed the 11th cricket World Cup the "most popular ever" and although most neutrals would have preferred New Zealand to win Sunday's final, there is no doubt Australia were worthy of their fifth title. Michael Clarke's side had the best blend of deep batting, strong fielding and, most...
  • Cricket Australia to announce Ashes, West Indies squad 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Two days after earning a fifth World Cup victory, Australia's best one-day cricketers will find out if they're in the mix for a five-Test Ashes tour later this year. On Tuesday, Cricket Australia will announce their squad for a two-Test tour to the West Indies beginning June 5. Those players...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Dynasty beckons for triumphant Australia 19 hours 39 minutes ago

    Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia's triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. With voices hoarse and complexions pasty after a few snatched...
  • Bleary-eyed Australians celebrate World Cup win at the Federation Square 22 hours 0 minutes ago

    Melbourne: Australian players sheltered behind dark glasses on Monday at a public reception the day after their victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final. Captain Michael Clarke carried the World Cup trophy and, as the players mounted the stage in front of thousands of fans at open-air Federation...
  • Clarke, Lehmann instrumental in Australia's fifth World Cup title 22 hours 48 minutes ago

    Melbourne: It wasn't long ago, in the scheme of things, when Australia's cricket team was in crisis. Now Michael Clarke and his crew are on top of the world. The Australians were bundled out of the 2013 Champions Trophy in the first round, captain Michael Clarke was laid up with an...
  • After MS Dhoni, Michael Clarke calls for changes in ODI field restrictions Yesterday

    Melbourne: Australian skipper Michael Clarke has said he would like to see five fielders outside the 30-yard circle instead of the current four during "powerplays" to allow bowlers more protection during field restrictions in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. Currently only four fielders can be placed outside the 30-yard circle during "powerplays"...
  • Scarred New Zealand go home winning hearts, Australia with the Cup Yesterday

    The greatest trick the devil ever played was to convince the world that it doesn't exist and New Zealand never really saw it coming as sometimes the old cliche of morning shows the day can be misleading to say the least. Brendon McCullum, the night before the World Cup would have...
  • Reaction to Australia's fifth World Cup victory Yesterday

    Melbourne: Following are reactions to Australia's fifth World Cup triumph after they beat New Zealand in Sunday's final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Australia captain Michael Clarke: "I think obviously there's no such thing as fairy-tales in sport, but that's probably as close as it gets for me. Not only to win...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Brendon McCullum's wicket was turning point Yesterday

    (Legendary New Zealand allrounder Chris Harris, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) Honestly I didn't expect the defeat. I was so disappointed because they played so well...
  • World Cup: New Zealand hold back retirements to allow Australia to bask Yesterday

    Melbourne: Some New Zealand players may have decided to call time on their one-day or international careers but there will be no immediate announcements to allow Australia to bask in their World Cup triumph, skipper Brendon McCullum said on Sunday. Australia skipper Michael Clarke announced his retirement from one-day internationals on...
  • World Cup triumph a career pinnacle for Michael Clarke Yesterday

    Melbourne: Skipper Michael Clarke shrugged off fitness fears, talk of rifts with team-mates, coach and selectors to spearhead Australia to a fifth World Cup crown. It was a fitting finale for Clarke, who played his 245th and last one-day international to lead Australia to a comprehensive seven-wicket over New Zealand in...
  • Twitter goes gaga over Australia's fifth World Cup triumph Yesterday

    Michael Clarke bid adieu to one-day internationals with a sublime half century and another World Cup title, leading Australia to a seven-wicket victory over first-time finalist New Zealand on Sunday in front of a crowd of 93,013 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Clarke (74) and Steve Smith (56 not out), the...
  • Fairytale farewell for Michael Clarke as Australia win their fifth World Cup crown Yesterday

    Mitchell Johnson, James Faulkner pulled a rabbit out of the hat in the final as they reserved the best for the most important match of the tournament by returning with figures of 3 for 30 and 3 for 36 to restrict New Zealand to a score of 183. The best chance...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Australia eye perfect homecoming 2 days ago

    The theatre of dreams for cricket will be lit up on Sunday as the two best teams of the tournament will look to finish on a high. ...
  • World Cup: Michael Hussey heaps praise on retiring skipper Michael Clarke 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Saturday lauded retiring skipper Michael Clarke's work ethic, saying he has raised the standards of cricket in his country to newer heights. Clarke announced his retirement from One-Day International (ODI) cricket on the eve of the World Cup final against New Zealand. "The standards in...
  • World Cup Final: Australia, New Zealand lock horns in battle of Oceania 2 days ago

    The World Cup 2015 has been the most watched tournament surpassing all previous records and that is enough to call it a success. In terms of cricket it has been an exciting tournament if you love seeing boundaries hit but it has disturbed the balance between bat and ball to...
  • World Cup: Australia and NZ have been the stand out performers 2 days ago

    After just short of six weeks of competition, it all comes down to Sunday's battle between the two host nations. I can't believe anyone can have too many complaints about the make-up of the game, as both Australia and New Zealand have been the stand out performers throughout this World...
  • Australia favourite against New Zealand in World Cup final 2 days ago

    Halfway through the league phase, Australia were in an unfamiliar position. In the bottom half of Group A - played three, won one, lost one, one no-result. There was never any danger of the multiple-time world champions not making it through to the knockout stage. They had matches against Afghanistan and...
  • New Zealand's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 2 days ago

    New Zealand's historical four-wicket win over South Africa on 24th March 2015, which took them to the final of the World Cup, was their best result ever in the history of the most coveted tournament of the game. The Kiwis had played six semi-finals before their last-four clash against the Proteas,...
  • Australia's history in Cricket World Cups (1975-2011) 2 days ago

    Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times. Australia will take on their arch rival New Zealand in the final on Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG). Here is the history...
  • Michael Clarke quits, who's next? Three contenders 2 days ago

    Melbourne: AFP Sports looks at the main contenders to be Australia's next one-day captain following Michael Clarke's decision to retire from ODIs after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand: Steve Smith The favourite following his role as stand-in skipper in Clarke's injury absence for the last three Tests against India this...
  • World Cup: Skill, not emotion, wins World Cups, says Michael Clarke 2 days ago

    Australia's retiring one-day captain Michael Clarke has urged his players to put "skill over emotion" in their bid to down New Zealand in Sunday's World Cup final, though his swan-song is sure to imbue the match with extra sentiment. Clarke announced his retirement from the one-day game on the eve of...
  • World Cup: My legacy is what my team-mates think of me, says Michael Clarke 2 days ago

    Melbourne: Set to retire from one-day cricket after Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand, Michael Clarke said on Saturday that his legacy as Australia's ODI captain will be determined by what his team-mates thought of him and his conduct after team-mate Phillip Hughes passed away in November last. Clarke, who...
  • Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup final 2 days ago

    A day ahead of the big World Cup final between co-hosts Australia and New Zealand, Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has announced that he will be retiring from one-day international cricket after Sunday's final which is going to be hosted at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. "Tomorrow will be my last ODI game...
  • World Cup: Australia deserved to win against India in semis 3 days ago

    It is always best to be practical and honest. And so it must be mentioned straightaway that while the Indians did wonderfully well in the World Cup, the simple truth is that they didn't win a single match against the Australians on the entire tour, not in the Test series,...
  • World Cup: My mind and heart is with Australia, says Kris Srikkanth 3 days ago

    The New Zealand attack consisting of Boult and co will not be able to move the ball as much as they did in their own country, giving Australia the upper hand, feels Kris Srikkanth. ...
  • Australia's renaissance leads to World Cup final 3 days ago

    Melbourne: Australia's trip to a seventh World Cup final on Sunday may seem standard fare for a nation that has already won cricket's ultimate prize four times, but the achievement marks a stunning turnaround from the depths of two years ago. Battling mediocrity in all formats, Michael Clarke's side lurched from...