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World Cup 2015: Shane Watson confronts World Cup `crunch time`
World Cup 2015: Shane Watson confronts World Cup `crunch time`

Shane Watson admitted he was facing "crunch time" with the bat as he battled to stay in Australia`s side ahead of their World Cup clash with co-hosts New Zealand.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Bangladesh - Preview
ICC Cricket World Cup: Australia vs Bangladesh - Preview

Michael Clarke`s return to the Australia World Cup team looks like being put on hold with a potentially destructive cyclone set to hit the Queensland coast on Friday.

ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault
ICC World Cup: Cyclone Marcia clears path for Aussie assault

Australia could unleash pace quartet Mitchell Johnson, Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins on Bangladesh in Brisbane on Saturday but wicketkeeper Brad Haddin admits they are at the mercy of Tropical Cyclone Marcia.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Michael Clarke`s Aussie return
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Cyclone threatens Michael Clarke`s Aussie return

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.

World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke's return has team's 'full support', says Mitchell Johnson
World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke's return has team's 'full support', says Mitchell Johnson

The return of regular Australia captain Michael Clarke for the second World Cup match against Bangladesh has the team`s "full support" even if it will be tough to change a winning side, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson said on Tuesday.

Shane Watson still a vital player for Australia: Mitchell Marsh
Shane Watson still a vital player for Australia: Mitchell Marsh

The squeeze is on for places in Australia's one-day side and Mitchell Marsh is in no doubt that Shane Watson remains a crucial part of the co-hosts' quest for a fifth ICC World Cup title.

ICC World Cup 2015: Chart-topping Aussies peaking at right time
ICC World Cup 2015: Chart-topping Aussies peaking at right time

 Australia are peaking at the right time for a crack at their fifth World Cup triumph and will go into this month`s tournament at home on top of the rankings. 

Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 World Cup jinx
Geoff Marsh backs Australia to beat 1992 World Cup jinx

Former Australia opener and coach Geoff Marsh has said Australia’s thorough preparation ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup will help avoid a repeat of the shock exit his side suffered in 1992.

Host nations hit top gear ahead of ICC World Cup 2015
Host nations hit top gear ahead of ICC World Cup 2015

Australia and New Zealand are not only set to host the ICC World Cup 2015, but are also geared up to grab the opportunity with both hands to lift the coveted trophy.

Craig McDermott wants Mitchell Starc to bowl with consistency during World Cup 2015
Craig McDermott wants Mitchell Starc to bowl with consistency during World Cup 2015

Australia's bowling coach Craig McDermott says in-form pacer Mitchell Starc must be consistent throughout the 44-day long Cricket World Cup to give co-hosts the best chance of winning the coveted title.

Australia cricket officials contemplating appointing Steve Smith as ODI captain after WC
Australia cricket officials contemplating appointing Steve Smith as ODI captain after WC

Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event.

Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australian WC squad 'un-Australian': Rahul Dravid
Inclusion of Michael Clarke in Australian WC squad 'un-Australian': Rahul Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has expressed surprise at the inclusion of Michael Clarke in the Australian squad for the upcoming World Cup despite injury concerns, terming the decision of the selectors as "un-Australian".

We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin
We know the brand of cricket we want to play: Brad Haddin

The criticism they are facing notwithstanding, Australia's wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin said his team is quite comfortable playing a hard-nosed brand of cricket and would not be affected by the furore caused by David Warner's latest code-of-conduct offence.

Jacques Kallis says Gurinder Sandhu ready for international cricket
Jacques Kallis says Gurinder Sandhu ready for international cricket

South African cricket great Jacques Kallis said his Sydney Thunder teammate Gurinder Sandhu, who was drafted into Australia's One-Day International (ODI) squad for the tri-series against England and India, had proven he possessed the skills required to perform at the international level.

Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final
Stephen Fleming tips Australia, New Zealand to reach World Cup final

Former Black Caps captain Stephen Fleming Friday tipped joint hosts Australia and New Zealand to reach the final of the forthcoming 2015 World Cup, also identifying South Africa and the West Indies as the dark horses of the tournament.

Australia set to host crucial tri-series before ICC World Cup
Australia set to host crucial tri-series before ICC World Cup

As the four-match Test series between India and Australia came to an end, Australia are set to host a Triangular One Day series.

Michael Hussey not sure if he is ready for India coach's job
Michael Hussey not sure if he is ready for India coach's job

Former Australia captain Michael Hussey said he was surprised by reports that just-retired Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name for the coach's job of Indian cricket team once Duncan Fletcher's contract expired at the end of World Cup 2015.

India vs Australia: Should Virat Kohli tone down his aggression?
India vs Australia: Should Virat Kohli tone down his aggression?

Considering the fact that Virat Kohli has slammed three centuries in the ongoing four-match series against Australia, there have been a lot of talks whether the mercurial right-hander should tone down his aggression, something which is known for.

Michael Clarke hoping to be fit for ICC World Cup 2015
Michael Clarke hoping to be fit for ICC World Cup 2015

Australian batsman Michael Clarke has said that he is recovering well after undergoing a surgery on his right hamstring and hoped to be fit to lead his country in next year's World Cup.

Ricky Ponting wants George Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup 2015
Ricky Ponting wants George Bailey to lead Australia in World Cup 2015

Amid speculation that Steven Smith could get Australia's ODI captaincy, former skipper Ricky Ponting has backed George Bailey to do the job in the World Cup if Michael Clarke fails to recover from his injury.