Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke salutes Steven Smith as Australia power into final
Cricket World Cup: Michael Clarke salutes Steven Smith as Australia power into final

Australia captain Michael Clarke praised the "exceptional" Steven Smith after his side beat defending champions India by 95 runs on Thursday to set a World Cup final with New Zealand.

Australia will have to bat better against India: Michael Clarke
Australia will have to bat better against India: Michael Clarke

Australia saw through one of the fierce fast bowling spells by Wahab Riaz to set up a cricket World Cup semifinal 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.

Cricket World Cup: Under-prepared Michael Clarke basks in team glory
Cricket World Cup: Under-prepared Michael Clarke basks in team glory

Glenn Maxwell`s promotion against Afghanistan denied Michael Clarke some much-needed batting time but the Australia captain insisted he took the right decision that eventually led to the team`s record-shattering 275-run victory on Wednesday.

Don't destroy Clarke-Smith relationship: Steve Waugh to critics
Don't destroy Clarke-Smith relationship: Steve Waugh to critics

Former Australia captain Steve Waugh is annoyed in the manner a section of people are being critical of Michael Clarke's captaincy terming them as "loose lips" who are trying to destroy his relationship with Steve Smith by spreading unnecessary rumours.

Australia's Michael Clarke continues comeback in Brisbane
Australia's Michael Clarke continues comeback in Brisbane

Australia captain Michael Clarke continued his push to prove his fitness ahead of the cricket World Cup by bowling two overs and fielding in multiple positions in a warm-up match against Bangladesh on Thursday.

Returning Michael Clarke denies Australia rifts
Returning Michael Clarke denies Australia rifts

Australia captain Michael Clarke shrugged off speculation of rifts with Cricket Australia and his international team mates after making a successful comeback from injury in a club game on Saturday.

Michael Clarke`s fitness deadline to lead Australia at Cricket World Cup
Michael Clarke`s fitness deadline to lead Australia at Cricket World Cup

Selectors named Michael Clarke Sunday as captain of Australia`s squad for next month`s World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery.

Michael Clarke named skipper of Australia's World Cup squad
Michael Clarke named skipper of Australia's World Cup squad

Selectors named Michael Clarke on Sunday as captain of Australia`s squad for next month`s World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery.

Michael Clarke recovery `ahead of schedule` for Cricket World Cup
Michael Clarke recovery `ahead of schedule` for Cricket World Cup

Injured Australia captain Michael Clarke said Wednesday his recovery from hamstring surgery was ahead of schedule as he races against the clock to be fit for next month`s World Cup.

Phillip Hughes family to attend SCG Test: Michael Clarke
Phillip Hughes family to attend SCG Test: Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke, currently undergoing rehabilitation post his hamstring surgery, on Saturday revealed that Phil Hughes' family will be present for the final Test at this venue, where the cricketer was hit by a bouncer and eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Michael Clarke set to miss Australia's World Cup opener
Michael Clarke set to miss Australia's World Cup opener

Australia captain Michael Clarke, who is fighting against time to recuperate from a career-threatening right-hamstring injury has admitted that he might not be fit by the time the co-hosts play their inaugural match in the Cricket World Cup against England on February 14.

Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell
Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that stand-in-skipper Steven Smith should continue to lead the national side even if the injured Michael Clarke returns to the field.

Australia will win but by what margin is a question: Ian Chappell
Australia will win but by what margin is a question: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has no doubt that the home team will win the upcoming Test series against India but he feels the margin would depend on how the visiting batsmen tackle the pace and bounce.

Michael Clarke not ready to play cricket yet: Physiotherapist
Michael Clarke not ready to play cricket yet: Physiotherapist

Captain Michael Clarke was not ready to play cricket at the moment due to a hamstring injury but it was hoped he could be available for the first test against India in two weeks, Cricket Australia physiotherapist Alex Kountouris said on Thursday.

Australia captain Michael Clarke re-injures hamstring
Australia captain Michael Clarke re-injures hamstring

Australia captain Michael Clarke has re-injured his hamstring and will take no further part in Friday`s one-day match against South Africa, governing body Cricket Australia said.

Phil Hughes replaces Australia captain Michael Clarke for Pakistan ODIs
Phil Hughes replaces Australia captain Michael Clarke for Pakistan ODIs

 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.

Hamstrung Michael Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series
Hamstrung Michael Clarke doubtful for Pakistan series

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.

Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI
Michael Clarke to return for Australia in Harare ODI

Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to action for Sunday`s triangular series match against hosts Zimbabwe after recovering from a hamstring strain, Cricket Australia said.

Michael Clarke prepared to travel alone to avoid injury

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 confident Australia cricket team is corruption free

Australia captain Michael Clarke is disappointed at the alleged involvement of international cricketers in matchfixing but was "happy, satisfied and confident" that his own team were not corrupt, he said on Wednesday.