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.

Michael Clarke broke shoulder in Cape Town, ordered to rest

Australia captain Michael Clarke batted with a broken shoulder on the recent tour of South Africa and has been advised to rest, ruling him out of the domestic first class final later this week, Cricket Australia said on Monday.

Hobbling hero Ryan Harris earns Michael Clarke praise

When Ryan Harris hobbled into Newlands for the final day of the third test against South Africa on Wednesday, it seemed unlikely he would end up being the man to clinch the series for Australia.

South Africa outplayed us, says captain Clarke

Australia captain Michael Clarke conceded his side were outplayed with bat and ball after they slumped to a 231-run defeat by South Africa in the second test on Sunday.

Clarke says players hurt with Ponting’s decision to retire

Australia captain Michael Clarke broke down in the press conference when Ricky Ponting announced his retirement from cricket after the Perth Test, saying players are hurt with the former Test captain’s decision.

Clarke’s double ton puts Oz in driver’s seat on day one of Adelaide Test

Captain Michael Clarke carried on his extraordinary batting form on the first day of the second Test match against South Africa in Adelaide, as he scored his fourth double century of the year to put the hosts in a commanding position.

Clarke appointed Oz skipper of Test, ODI teams

Michael Clarke was appointed as captain of Australia`s Test and one-day cricket teams.

Australia coach Nielsen goes in to bat for Ponting

Australia coach Tim Nielsen has backed Ricky Ponting amid calls for the Tasmanian to relinquish the test captaincy ahead of the Ashes starting next month.