Port Elizabeth loss exposes Clarke leadership - one win in 11 overseas Tests for Aussies

Australia`s stunning defeat in the second of three Tests against South Africa at St. George`s Park here, has thrown up a stark and interesting statistic, which puts the recent achievements of the Kangaroos into perspective i.e. Michael Clarke`s men have just one victory in 11 overseas Tests.

Steve Waugh says Clarke `ignited` Oz, leadership by `unleashing inner mongrel`

Former Australian captain Steve Waugh has said that current skipper Michael Clarke has ignited the team and his leadership by unleashing his `inner mongrel`.

Former captain Taylor to help train Oz`s next generation of leaders

Former Test captain Mark Taylor has been recruited to help train Australian cricket`s next generation of leaders, according to reports.

Holding slams Ponting over book controversy

West Indies great Michael Holding criticised former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Friday over revelations in his autobiography that prompted a public spat with current skipper Michael Clarke.

Taylor asks Hughes, Khawaja to look up to Hayden for `inspiration`

Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has said that the batting pair of Phil Hughes and Usman Khawaja should be looking at Matthew Hayden`s career transformation from limited shot-maker to awesome run machine as inspiration.

Mark Taylor calls on Clarke to bat at No.4 to reduce pressure on youngsters

Former Australian Test captain Mark Taylor has called on rested captain Michael Clarke to bat in the No.4 spot during the winter Ashes series in order to reduce the pressure on new batsmen.

Ricky Ponting `offended` as Mark Taylor wades into Clarke feud

Former Australian captain Ricky Ponting on Wednesday said he was "offended" after Mark Taylor blasted his feud with Michael Clarke, saying it should have stayed in the dressing room.

Mark Taylor wades into Ponting-Clarke feud

Former Australian captain Mark Taylor has hit out at Ricky Ponting and Michael Clarke over a simmering feud that he says should have been settled in the dressing room.

Taylor says `better sales` for book motive behind Ponting`s criticism of CA

Australian cricket player Ricky Ponting`s first captain, Mark Taylor has said that he believes the once captain`s outspoken stand against Cricket Australia is to generate sales for a new book.

Warner credits Mark Taylor for helping him mature

Controversial Australian batsman David Warner has said former Test captain Mark Taylor has helped him realise that he needs to grow up and stop taking his game for granted.

David Warner gets the message from Mark Taylor

Wayward Australian batsman David Warner says former Test captain Mark Taylor has helped him realise he needs to grow up and stop being "a pest".

Ex-Oz captain Taylor advises team to cultivate `winning` spirit ahead of Ashes

Former Australian Test captain Mark Taylor has advised the Australian squad to use the next two weeks leading into the opening Ashes Test to foster a winning team spirit.

Taylor to join Cricket Australia board

Former Australia captain Mark Taylor was Friday elected the Cricket New South Wales (NSW) Independent representative on the Cricket Australia (CA) board.

Mark Taylor says Clarke may need to `scale back` ODI career to get through Ashes

Former Australian opener Mark Taylor has said that Australian captain Michael Clarke might have to scale back his one-day career to get through consecutive Ashes series, even as the ailing Clarke was ruled out of Australia`s first ICC Champions Trophy match against England on Saturday.

IPL has its own gains for players: Watson

For Mark Taylor IPL is a distraction for young players, but his compatriot Shane Watson says the league has something unique to offer as the youngsters get to rub shoulders with legends of the game which helps them learn not only about the game, but also life.

Former Oz skippers Waugh, Taylor tout Watson as `key to wrest back Ashes urn`

Former Australian captains Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh have said that they believed that former vice-captain Shane Watson is the key to wresting back the Ashes urn from England this winter despite his flop show in India.

Mark Taylor blames T20, IPL for poor batting in Oz cricket

Former Australian cricketer Mark Taylor has said that he believed that Twenty20 cricket is to blame for the impoverished state of batting in Australian cricket, adding that the existing players have to stand up if the visitors are going to have any chance in the Ashes.

Shane Warne comes out with wish list to rebuild Australian cricket

Former international cricketer Shane Warne has said that he is unhappy with the current setup of the Cricket Australia.

Ponting indicates towards independent commission

Though he was not forthright, veteran batsman Ricky Ponting on Friday gave enough indications that he endorses an independent commission to run cricket in Australia.

Hollow feeling if personal milestones don`t help team: Michael Clarke

Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he never gets carried away by personal milestones because if such landmarks don`t contribute to the team`s cause, he is left with nothing but a "hollow feeling".