MICHAEL CLARKE

  • Live Score: David Warner fifty puts Australia in control 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    (For live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page)Quick Preview: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been...
  • World Cup: Australia present Afghanistan another chance to impress 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    There has been a lot said after Saturday's match at Eden Park in New Zealand. People who are following it closely would have said Australia will have to play well in this game to beat New Zealand on their home turf. But many are starting to wonder what is going...
  • World Cup: Michael Clarke sidesteps Darren Lehmann fall-out talk 23 hours 55 minutes ago

    Perth: Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters on Tuesday: "You won't get headlines out of me". In the aftermath of the one-wicket loss to New Zealand at the weekend, Clarke's observation that Australia had failed to prepare for the swinging...
  • Afghanistan face acid test in Cricket World Cup match against Australia Yesterday

    Perth: Australia would be eager to come back strongly after a one-wicket loss vs New Zealand while Afghanistan face their toughest test of the World Cup so far when they play four-time champions Australia in Perth on Wednesday. Afghanistan have been the 'Cinderella' story of this World Cup, with their maiden...
  • ICC World Cup: Clarke is going to be under pressure, says Brad Hogg 2 days ago

    "If Australia lose one of Watson, Marsh, Faulkner, then they will be in a bit of trouble," feels Hogg. ...
  • World Cup 2015: Our batting was horrendous, says Michael Clarke 3 days ago

    Auckland: Australia skipper Michael Clarke blamed their "horrendous" batting for their one-wicket loss to New Zealand in a World Cup Pool A game at the Eden Park on Saturday. Deciding to bat first, Australia were bowled out for 151 in 32.2 overs with Black Caps pacer Trent Boult (5/27) picking up...
  • World Cup: New Zealand enter quarters after thrilling 1-wicket win over Australia 4 days ago

    Auckland: A pumped up, partisan crowd at Eden Park, bathed in glorious Auckland sunshine, were treated to a rousing display of limited-overs cricket from the home side on Saturday (February 28). When the bowling was not fast and furious, it was slow and cunning. When the fielding was not safe,...
  • World Cup: Struggling Shane Watson plays on despite friend's death 4 days ago

    Auckland: Struggling Australian allrounder Shane Watson goes into Saturday's World Cup clash against New Zealand mourning the death of one of his closest friends who lost his battle with cancer this week. Paul Hutchison, a former fast bowler for South Australia and Tasmania, died from cancer in Brisbane on Friday, aged...
  • As it happened: New Zealand vs Australia, World Cup, Match 20, Pool A 4 days ago

    (For Live Blog, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Brief Preview: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected,...
  • World Cup 2015: Clarke returns for Australia's test against New Zealand 4 days ago

    Auckland: In the lead-up to the 2015 World Cup, vast amounts of column inches previewed each time, talking heads congregated in television studios and Facebook timelines competed with Twitter feeds. A hysteria built slowly, where each team was dissected, each player forensically examined. One recurring question came up: would the...
  • Australia's Michael Clarke ready to return for World Cup 5 days ago

    Auckland: Captain Michael Clarke is ready to make his return to the Australia team for Saturday's Cricket World Cup match against New Zealand, saying he's as fit and healthy as he's been in years. Clarke injured his right hamstring in a test against India in December and underwent immediate surgery to...
  • World Cup: Clarke's return adds to Australia's might, McCullum admits 5 days ago

    New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke's leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death and his inclusion for Saturday's World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said. Clarke makes his long-awaited return at Eden Park and will be under the microscope as he comes back...
  • World Cup side notes: Cricketers and their obsession with ink February 23, 2015

    Having been in practice for over 6000 years with its roots traced back to the pharaohs of Egypt, the fad for tattoos has been ever growing with sportsperson, including cricketers craving to get inked. Tattoos are widely popular among sports players, but when it comes to cricketers, they seem to use...
  • ICC World Cup: Australia, Bangladesh share points after Brisbane washout February 21, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's cricket World Cup Pool A match against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball being bowled at the Gabba here Saturday. Both teams will get one point each. Heavy rain generated by Cyclone Marcia swamped Brisbane Friday and persisted again Saturday, meaning no play was possible. The rain had eased early...
  • As it happened: Australia vs Bangladesh, ICC World Cup, Match 11 February 21, 2015

    (For live updates scroll down) Quick Preview: Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign...
  • ICC World Cup: Aussie skipper Michael Clarke withholds team amid dire weather forecast February 20, 2015

    Brisbane: Returning skipper Michael Clarke is keeping the makeup of his Australian team under wraps as deteriorating weather threatens Saturday's World Cup match against Bangladesh in Brisbane. Clarke, who is back after hamstring surgery, said concerns over the format of the game amid forecasts of flooding rain from Tropical Cyclone Marcia...
  • World Cup 2015: No fielding restrictions for Michael Clarke's return February 20, 2015

    Sydney: Michael Clarke says there will be no restrictions on where he fields in his return from injury for Australia's weather-threatened World Cup match with Bangladesh on Saturday. Clarke missed Australia's 111-run thrashing of England in Melbourne last weekend as he continued his recovery from his latest bout of hamstring trouble. But...
  • World Cup: Lehmann confirms Clarke's return for match against Bangladesh February 18, 2015

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann has confirmed injured skipper Michael Clarke will make his comeback to the team Saturday in their World Cup encounter against Bangladesh in Brisbane, Gabba. Clarke who had a right hamstring surgery less than eight weeks ago was set the dateline of February 21 by Cricket Australia...
  • World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Australia captain Michael Clarke's return February 18, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's World Cup campaign as well as Michael Clarke's long-awaited return could be blown off course by a tropical cyclone which threatens to dump 30cm of rain on Brisbane in the lead-up to Saturday's clash with Bangladesh. Australia's meteorology office has forecast an 80 percent chance of rain, with thunderstorms...
  • Michael Clarke debate not distracting Australia's World Cup dream: Mitchell Johnson February 17, 2015

    Brisbane: Australia's Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday that the ongoing speculation about captain Michael Clarke's fitness was not proving a distraction for the World Cup favourites. Clarke's hamstring injury meant he was sidelined as co-hosts Australia launched their bid for a fifth World Cup title with an emphatic 111-run thrashing...
  • Clarke should replace Bailey, Watson unimpressive: Border February 16, 2015

    Brisbane: Former cricket World Cup-winning captain Allan Border expects stand-in skipper George Bailey to be dropped in favour of regular captain Michael Clarke during Australia's next match. Australia defeated England by 111 runs Saturday with Bailey playing a crucial knock of 55 runs in the victory. The World Cup co-hosts play...
  • Captain Michael Clarke could have played World Cup opener, says Shane Warne February 13, 2015

    Melbourne: Legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne on Friday said Australian captain Michael Clarke is fitter than he has been in the last five years and should have been picked for Australia's World Cup opener against England Saturday. Warne said the 33-year-old Clarke is "ready to go" for the 14-nation quadrennial tournament in...
  • World Cup 2015 Preview: Get, set, go! May the best team win February 13, 2015

    After the T20 tsunami since India's World Twenty20 win in 2007, the viewers of the game returned to the days of watching the first 10 and last 10 overs of an ODI. An innings of 50 overs spread over three hours started struggling to hold its ground against a three-hour...
  • Michael Clarke feared his career was over after Adelaide Test February 13, 2015

    Sydney: On a comeback trail following a hamstring surgery, Australian captain Michael Clarke said on friday he feared his career was finished after the Adelaide Test against India. The 33-year-old veteran will sit out on Saturday's World Cup opener against traditional rival England. "When scans confirmed I had torn my hamstring (after...
  • Stand-in man George Bailey resigned to making way for Michael Clarke February 13, 2015

    George Bailey is resigned to the idea that he may well go from captaining Australia against England in the World Cup opener on Saturday to being dropped from the side altogether for the second match against Bangladesh. Bailey will relinquish the reins if regular skipper Michael Clarke, as expected, proves his...
  • Michael Clarke ruled out of World Cup opener against England February 12, 2015

    Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the World Cup opener against England in Melbourne on Saturday, Australia coach Darren Lehmann confirmed. "He's pulled up really well and no, he's not playing," Lehmann told reporters at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. "Really happy with his progress but we're going to stick...
  • World Cup Warm-up: Michael Clarke makes safe return as Australia rout UAE February 11, 2015

    Michael Clarke struck a half-century in an encouraging return from injury as Australia routed United Arab Emirates by 188 runs at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday in their last warm-up before the World Cup. Leading the team after a long lay-off from hamstring surgery, Clarke promoted himself up the batting...
  • Michael Clarke should quit ODIs after World Cup: Ricky Ponting February 11, 2015

    Melbourne: Australia's two-time World Cup-winning skipper Ricky Ponting on Wednesday advised regular captain Michael Clarke to retire from One-Day International (ODI) cricket to help in the smooth transition of captaincy to Steven Smith. Australia's World Cup campaign starts against England Saturday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here. Clarke's preparations for...
  • Michael Clarke returns for Australia as opener, hits 64 in warm-up February 11, 2015

    Australia would have heaved a sigh of relief with risen hopes of return for their skipper Michael Clarke, who opened batting on Wednesday in a World Cup warm-up game against the United Arab Emirates, scoring 64 - more importantly, without looking in any discomfort. Clarke has been given until Feb 21...
  • Michael Clarke, Brendon McCullum have armoury for WC success: Atherton February 10, 2015

    Wellington: Former England cricket captain Mike Atherton Tuesday said New Zealand's Brendon McCullum and Australia's Michael Clarke are the best equipped skippers for the demands of the World Cup in the Antipodes starting Saturday. Atherton, writing his regular column for The Times newspaper in England, has no doubt that bold approaches...