Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke offers to come out of retirement, play for free for Australia after ball scandal

Michael Clarke offers to come out of retirement, play for free for Australia after ball scandal

Steve Smith and vice-captain David Warner were stripped of their leadership roles and banned from the sport for one year after a plot to alter the ball`s condition during the third Test in March.

Apr 08, 2018, 07:01 AM IST
Ball-tampering: Michael Clarke ready to forgive Australia captain Steve Smith

Ball-tampering: Michael Clarke ready to forgive Australia captain Steve Smith

Former Australia captain Clarke said the country needed to move on from the anger over Smith's ball-tampering plot in the third Test against South Africa and work on restoring the sport's battered reputation.

Mar 26, 2018, 08:55 AM IST
Australia caught in ball-tampering: Michael Clarke open to return as captain

Australia caught in ball-tampering: Michael Clarke open to return as captain

Michael Clarke kept open the possibility he could return as Australia captain Sunday, after a massive ball-tampering scandal in the third Test against South Africa plagued his successor Steve Smith.

Mar 25, 2018, 12:49 PM IST
India are playing brilliant cricket: Michael Clarke

India are playing brilliant cricket: Michael Clarke

The defeat at Chinnaswamy Stadium, however, denied Virat Kohli & Co from securing a 10th straight ODI win, a feat no Indian side had never achieved before.

Sep 29, 2017, 21:38 PM IST
Michael Clarke responds to Harbhajan Singh’s comment on Australian batting

Michael Clarke responds to Harbhajan Singh’s comment on Australian batting

Team Australia will now be playing for pride, trying to stop further humilation and come out of their winless streak when they head to Bengaluru for the fourth ODI, on September 28.  

Sep 25, 2017, 23:33 PM IST
Harbhajan Singh takes a dig at Australia's 'no quality' batting, urges Michael Clarke to return

Harbhajan Singh takes a dig at Australia's 'no quality' batting, urges Michael Clarke to return

Australia's batting once again faltered from a position of strength to being contained in the end. David Warner, Aaron Finch and Steve Smith struck rapidfire knocks of 42, 124 and 63 respectively.

Sep 25, 2017, 10:43 AM IST
Peter Siddle slams Michael Bevan for offering to help Aussie batsmen

Peter Siddle slams Michael Bevan for offering to help Aussie batsmen

While former captain Michael Clarke welcomed Bevan’s offer, Siddle was not too impressed and instead thought that the former batsman was taking a pot-shot at the present lot of batsmen playing for the Green and Gold team.

Sep 24, 2017, 20:28 PM IST
Michael Clarke urges Steve Smith to buckle up, says Kolkata ODI will decide the series

Michael Clarke urges Steve Smith to buckle up, says Kolkata ODI will decide the series

The second match of the five-match ODI series will be played at Kolkata's Eden Gardens on Thursday (September 21). Either side needs a 4-1 win in this series to reclaim the top spot in ICC ODI rankings.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:55 PM IST
Michael Clarke hopes to see MS Dhoni play in 2023 World Cup

Michael Clarke hopes to see MS Dhoni play in 2023 World Cup

Dhoni will be 38 in 2019, and it will be almost impossible for the Ranchi stalwart to play in the 2023 World Cup. But like in case of many other legends, wishful thinking will help Dhoni's fans hope for a miracle and see their beloved player play as long as possible.

Sep 19, 2017, 19:04 PM IST
Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli most important Indian batsmen: Michael Clarke

Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli most important Indian batsmen: Michael Clarke

When asked whether Virat Kohli's Team India is more prepared to win overseason, Clarke refused to compare the present team with that of Sourav Ganguly's.

Sep 13, 2017, 10:10 AM IST
Virat Kohli better ODI batsman than Steve Smith, says Michael Clarke

Virat Kohli better ODI batsman than Steve Smith, says Michael Clarke

The in-form home side have already embarked on their journey to the 2019 World Cup and the selectors have a specific plan on their mind. And Clarke feels this is the right time for the Aussies to take a foot forward in the same direction.

Sep 12, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
Michael Clarke warns Australia ahead of India ODI series

Michael Clarke warns Australia ahead of India ODI series

Australia's tour of India begins on September 17 and will go on until October 13. The Aussies have already named both the ODI and T20I squads.

Aug 18, 2017, 22:02 PM IST
Michael Clarke hails Virat Kohli's fighting spirit, says there is an Australian in Indian captain

Michael Clarke hails Virat Kohli's fighting spirit, says there is an Australian in Indian captain

Regarded as one of fiercest competitors around, Kohli has his share of run-ins with the Australians. The Aussie media's obsession with the Indian captain has become as notorious as any other controversy in the sport.

Aug 17, 2017, 18:15 PM IST
Team India will be No 1 if they beat South Africa, Australia and England in their respective homes

Team India will be No 1 if they beat South Africa, Australia and England in their respective homes

Clarke, also reflected on the start of this change in approach of the Indian team, which according to him started with Sourav Ganguly at helm.

Aug 17, 2017, 16:44 PM IST
Steve Smith should be his own leader, says Michael Clarke

Steve Smith should be his own leader, says Michael Clarke

Former Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has some advice for current captain Steve Smith.

Jul 30, 2017, 21:52 PM IST
Continue previous pay deal for 12 months, suggests Michael Clarke

Continue previous pay deal for 12 months, suggests Michael Clarke

The previous Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) expired at midnight on Friday with no sign of a deal in place, leaving around 230 leading cricketers without contracts and the fate of future tours in limbo.

Jul 04, 2017, 16:35 PM IST
With Australia out, Michael Clarke puts money on India - England final in ICC Champions Trophy

With Australia out, Michael Clarke puts money on India - England final in ICC Champions Trophy

While there were talks that a disagreement over team selection gave birth to the Kohli-Kumble tussle, Clarke made it clear that cricket teams are run by captains as the buck stops at them.

Jun 13, 2017, 21:33 PM IST
On Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli's speculated rift: Great relationships have greater challenges, says Michael Clarke

On Anil Kumble-Virat Kohli's speculated rift: Great relationships have greater challenges, says Michael Clarke

While Clarke said that it will be unfair on him to pass a judgement on the Kohli-Kumble saga "without being a part of that change room", he shared his perspective on the broader issue.

Jun 13, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians

IPL 2017, MI vs RPS: Twitter goes mental seeing MS Dhoni's blitzkrieg against Mumbai Indians

Manoj Tiwary stitched a 73-run fourth wicket stand with former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni (40 off 26) to take the side to a healthy total of 162.

May 16, 2017, 23:00 PM IST
Michael Clarke on CA's IPL stand: David Warner, Steve Smith will continue playing in India

Michael Clarke on CA's IPL stand: David Warner, Steve Smith will continue playing in India

Clarke also named a host of Indian players, who have caught his attention.

May 13, 2017, 16:00 PM IST

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