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Michael Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes
Michael Clarke recovery as expected, still has World Cup hopes

 Australia batsman Michael Clarke has said his recovery from surgery on his torn hamstring was progressing as expected and he still hoped to lead his country at next year`s World Cup.

Warner offers sympathy to `weak` Trott over stress related illness

Australian batsman David Warner, who reportedly caused offence during the Ashes last November by branding Jonathan Trott as `weak`, has reportedly offered sympathy to his old England rival for his stress recovery.

Starc inspired to replicate Johnson`s aggressiveness to bag Oz Test place

Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc has said that he needs to replicate the aggression and mental strength of pace sensation Mitchell Johnson, who has replaced him, in order to battle his way back into the Test team.

Warne feels Australia capable of reclaiming No.1 Test team spot

Spin legend Shane Warne feels the current Australian team is capable of claiming the number one spot in the Test rankings.

Shane Warne sells Melbourne mansion for USD 13.7 mln

Australian spin legend Shane Warne has sold his sprawling Melbourne home for around AUD 15 million (USD 13.7 million), reports said on Tuesday, amid speculation he is relocating to Britain.

James Anderson threatened to punch George Bailey: Shane Warne

Spin great Shane Warne says a threat by Jimmy Anderson to punch debutant George Bailey sparked the furious reaction by Australian skipper Michael Clarke in the first Test against England.

Ashes 2013: Michael Clarke sees no animosity after arm break sledge

Australian skipper Michael Clarke insists there is no animosity with England despite the final day of the first Test turning nasty with tailender James Anderson warned to expect a broken arm.

ICC planning to have third umpires explain decisions directly to match crowds

The International Cricket Council (ICC) is reportedly planning to have its third umpires publicly explain their decisions to crowds and television viewers, similar to Australia`s rugby league.

The Ashes: Australia delays naming team to play England

Captain Michael Clarke kept everyone guessing Wednesday about the final makeup of the Australia team for the opening Test against England, saying the selectors were still discussing it.

Arthur slams Haddin`s `insecurity` shot as `cheap`

Sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur has slammed Australian vice-captain Brad Haddin for his scathing critique of his regime as `insecure`.

Warne urges Oz quicks to target England`s tail with `bodyline bowling`

Former Australian player Shane Warne has called on his team`s pace bowlers to bowl ` Bodyline with intent and pace` at England`s tailenders throughout the Ashes series.

Australia to gamble again on Shane Watson enigma

Resource-rich Australia has rarely shied away from a calculated gamble in a promising asset, but the continued investment in the all-round talents of Shane Watson will come under heavy scrutiny in the upcoming Ashes series.

Johnson `happy with form` ahead of first Ashes Test in Brisbane

Australian Test bowler Mitchell Johnson has said that he feels confident going into the Ashes after losing the trust in his ability for a little bit, also because of some personal problems.

Matthew Wade fined, suspended for pitch tampering in Sheffield Shield game

Former Australian Test wicketkeeper Matthew Wade has been found guilty of the rare charge of pitch tampering and therefore, been suspended from playing Sheffield Shield cricket.

James Faulkner says `replacing` Shane Watson in Oz Test team `way off`

Australian cricketer James Faulkner has said that believing experienced all-rounder Shane Watson is way off in his career despite doing well with his left-arm bowling and clean hitting.

Brad Haddin says Australian batsmen `well prepared` to face Graeme Swann

Australian Test cricketer Brad Haddin has said that his team`s batsmen would be well prepared to face England`s Graeme Swann.

Bailey says has `fairly clear plans` to `effectively` face England bowlers in Ashes

Australian batsman George Bailey has said that he has got plans on how to face England bowlers in the Ashes.

Clarke says would rather risk sacking than approach Ashes with `negative attitude`

Michael Clarke has said that he would rather be axed from his job than become negative in his approach to win the winter Ashes series, which starts from November 21 at the Gabba in Brisbane.

CA to unveil 29 mln-dollar `state-of-the-art` cricket facility to boost Oz cricket

Cricket Australia (CA) will reportedly unveil a new 29 million-dollar cricket facility in Brisbane as a boost for the future of Australian cricket.