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It's a bit demoralising batting with Steve Smith: George Bailey

It's a bit demoralising batting with Steve Smith: George Bailey

A record 242-run third-wicket stand between Smith and Bailey helped Australia beat India by five wickets in first ODI.

Australia `shaken` by Eoin Morgan`s blow to the head

Australia `shaken` by Eoin Morgan`s blow to the head

Australia captain Steve Smith admits the blow to the head sustained by England counterpart Eoin Morgan from a bouncer in the fifth and final one-day international on Sunday left his players shaken.

Australia skipper Steven Smith ready for `new era`

Australia skipper Steven Smith ready for `new era`

Newly-appointed Australia captain Steven Smith said he was ready for a "new era" as he prepared to lead them for the first time since Michael Clarke`s retirement.

I want to go out on a high, says Australian captain Michael Clarke

I want to go out on a high, says Australian captain Michael Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke was in reflective mood on the eve of his final test match against England at The Oval as he plotted a consolation victory to finish the series on a high.

Australian captain Michael Clarke to retire after 5th Ashes Test

Australian captain Michael Clarke to retire after 5th Ashes Test

Australia captain Michael Clarke is set to retire at the end of the ongoing Ashes series, Australian media reported Saturday.

Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes

Michael Clarke hits back at Jason Gillespie`s `Dad`s Army` jibe ahead of Ashes

Australia captain Michael Clarke said he expected to prove Jason Gillespie wrong after the former Ashes winner suggested the current squad were too old ahead of their latest clash with England.

ICC mourns demise of Richie Benaud

ICC mourns demise of Richie Benaud

The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Friday paid a rich tribute to former Australia captain and broadcasting legend Richie Benaud, who has passed away at the age of 84 following a prolonged illness.

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.