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Australia vs Afghanistan LIVE Score: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 26th Match, Pool A, Perth
Australia vs Afghanistan LIVE Score: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, 26th Match, Pool A, Perth

Welcome to the Live coverage of a Pool A encounter between Australia and Afghanistan in the ICC World Cup 2015, at the WACA in Perth.

Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Johnson claims nerves got better of Aussie batsmen against Kiwis
Cricket World Cup: Mitchell Johnson claims nerves got better of Aussie batsmen against Kiwis

Australian pace spearhead Mitchell Johnson has claimed that their batting order got a little bit nervous through the middle period in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand on Saturday at Eden Park.

World Cup 2015: Australia full of confidence despite loss against Kiwis, says Michael Clarke
World Cup 2015: Australia full of confidence despite loss against Kiwis, says Michael Clarke

Australia`s World Cup loss to New Zealand was disappointing but no wake-up call, according to captain Michael Clarke, who said his team remains full of confidence despite the frustrating start to their campaign.

Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke sidesteps fall-out talk with Darren Lehmann
Cricket World Cup 2015: Michael Clarke sidesteps fall-out talk with Darren Lehmann

Michael Clarke shrugged off suggestions he was at loggerheads with Australia coach Darren Lehmann by telling reporters today: "You won't get headlines out of me".

ICC World Cup: Australia were 'nervous' against New Zealand, says Mitchell Johnson
ICC World Cup: Australia were 'nervous' against New Zealand, says Mitchell Johnson

Nerves got the better of Australia`s batting lineup in their dramatic World Cup loss to New Zealand at the weekend and they may have been overawed by the occasion, Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson said.

ICC World Cup 2015: Pat Cummins set to miss Afghanistan match
ICC World Cup 2015: Pat Cummins set to miss Afghanistan match

Australia`s Pat Cummins is set to miss Wednesday`s World Cup clash against Afghanistan after the fast bowler`s latest injury setback, Australian media reported Wednesday.

Michael Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow New Zealand loss
Michael Clarke blames poor shot selection for narrow New Zealand loss

Australia captain Michael Clarke attributed an over-emphasis on attack as the reason behind his team`s poor batting performance in the one-wicket loss to New Zealand in the World Cup Pool A match at Eden Park on Saturday.

ICC Cricket WC 2015: New Zealand vs  Australia - As it happened...
ICC Cricket WC 2015: New Zealand vs Australia - As it happened...

In a much-awaited clash between the co-hosts, New Zealand beat Australia by one wicket in a low-scoring thriller. While defending a small total of 151, Australian bowlers never lost hopes and fought till the end to make a match out of nowhere.

ICC World Cup 2015, New Zealand vs Australia: Preview
ICC World Cup 2015, New Zealand vs Australia: Preview

 One of the most fierce cricketing rivalries will play out in what is expected to be a crackling contest when four-time champions Australia lock horns with underdogs-turned-contenders New Zealand in a group A match of the ICC World Cup here on Saturday. 

ICC Cricket World Cup: Return of Michael Clarke strengthens Australia, says Brendon McCullum
ICC Cricket World Cup: Return of Michael Clarke strengthens Australia, says Brendon McCullum

New Zealand were "in awe" of Michael Clarke`s leadership during the tragedy of Phillip Hughes` death and his inclusion for Saturday`s World Cup blockbuster can only strengthen Australia, captain Brendon McCullum has said.

World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum promises no let-up against Australia
World Cup 2015: Brendon McCullum promises no let-up against Australia

New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum vowed Friday his side will stick with their aggressive approach as they look to maintain their perfect record at this World Cup when they face arch-rivals Australia.

Cricket Worldcup 2015: Auckland rain dampens Australia`s mood
Cricket Worldcup 2015: Auckland rain dampens Australia`s mood

Heavy rain drenched Auckland on Friday, dampening Australia`s mood just 24 hours before their crucial World Cup showdown against New Zealand and a week after torrential downpours wiped out their clash with Bangladesh in Brisbane.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Luke Ronchi relishes facing old Aussie mates
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Luke Ronchi relishes facing old Aussie mates

Luke Ronchi is looking forward to the prospect of facing his old Australia team-mates when he dons the gloves for New Zealand in the co-hosts` high-profile World Cup clash in Auckland on Saturday.

Shane Warne still spinning Cricket World Cup headlines
Shane Warne still spinning Cricket World Cup headlines

From blokeish TV commentary to controversial jibes at the present day Australian team to flogging boxer shorts on his Instagram account, it`s hard to ignore Shane Warne at the World Cup.

Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren​ Lehmann in Shane​ Warne row
Steve Smith backs Aussie coach Darren​ Lehmann in Shane​ Warne row

Australia`s Steve Smith has firmly backed national coach Darren Lehmann following some harsh criticism from leg-spinning great Shane Warne.

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs Bangladesh - As it happened...
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Australia vs Bangladesh - As it happened...

It's official now! After hours of waiting, the match has been abandoned.

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.

No fielding restrictions for Michael Clarke`s return
No fielding restrictions for Michael Clarke`s return

Michael Clarke says there will be no restrictions on where he fields in his return from injury for Australia`s weather-threatened World Cup match with Bangladesh on Saturday.

Michael Clarke to return against Bangladesh: Darren Lehmann
Michael Clarke to return against Bangladesh: Darren Lehmann

Australia captain Michael Clarke will return to the side for Saturday`s World Cup match against Bangladesh after recovering from hamstring surgery, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday.

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.