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.
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.
Australia skipper George Bailey praised match-winning centurion Aaron Finch and five-wicket star Mitchell Marsh after the World Cup co-hosts crushed England by 111 runs in their opening game at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday.
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.
Australian captain George Bailey is not surprised that India did not qualify for the tri-series final and said that concentrating on Test cricket before heading into the ODI event might have been the reason for their below-par showing.
Welcome to our coverage of the fifth match of the Tri-series between Australia and India being played at Sydney Cricket Ground. It's a huge day, of cricket and also that of nationalism. It's Australia Day Down Under and Republic Day for the Indians. Aussies have already qualified for the final and for India, it is a must win game to keep their faintest of hopes alive for the title match.
Australia's stand-in One-Day International (ODI) captain George Bailey isn’t shying away from the fact he could be the man to make way for returning skipper Michael Clarke at the ICC Cricket World Cup.
With a place in the One-Day International (ODI) tri-series final booked, Australia coach Darren Lehmann Saturday said he would experiment with their eleven in Monday's clash against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) here.
All-rounder Shane Watson, who is struggling with a tight hamstring, joins a long list of absentees from Australia`s top batting line-up to face England in the tri-series one-day international at Hobart on Friday.
Australia will miss George Bailey in the next tri-series match against England as the skipper was today handed a one-match suspension for maintaining slow over-rate during Sunday four-wicket win over India, here.
Steven Smith is likely to captain Australia in the next ODI of the tri-series against England in Hobart on Friday as George Bailey faces a possible suspension from the ICC due to his side's slow over-rate in the four-wicket win over India at the MCG, here on Sunday.
On cloud nine after bagging back-to-back man of the match awards in the ongoing cricket tri-series, left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Starc on Sunday said he is relishing the opportunity of leading Australia's bowling attack in the absence of pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson.