Michael Clarke withdraws from Twenty20 contract to assess future
Michael Clarke withdraws from Twenty20 contract to assess future

 Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke has withdrawn from a lucrative domestic Twenty20 contract as he reassesses whether he will ever play the sport again.

Aussie pacemen star as Steve Smith era begins with Ireland win
Aussie pacemen star as Steve Smith era begins with Ireland win

World champions Australia beat Ireland by 23 runs under the Duckworth/Lewis method for rain-affected matches in their lone one-day international in Belfast on Thursday.

To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting
To lead from front, Steven Smith seeks advice from Ricky Ponting

With Australia aiming to recover from a disastrous Ashes series, new captain Steven Smith is looking forward to gaining valuable counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team during the transition period.

Scoring 10,000 runs in Test cricket is my dream now: Younis Khan
Scoring 10,000 runs in Test cricket is my dream now: Younis Khan

Australian captain Michael Clarke and Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara may have bid adieu to international cricket but Pakistan veteran Younis Khan has no such plans as he dreams of becoming the first Pakistani to score 10,000 Test runs.

Self-pride reduced to Ashes, Michael Clarke's time was up

Cricket is a fickle game. Michael Clarke, who was holding Australia's fifth World Cup trophy few months ago, was fighting tears post the fourth Ashes Test.

Steve Smith to pick Ricky Ponting's brain for captaincy tips
Steve Smith to pick Ricky Ponting's brain for captaincy tips

New Australia captain Steven Smith will seek counsel from former skipper Ricky Ponting on how to lead the team and be its best batsman in a period of transition.

Australia skipper Steven Smith ready for `new era`
Australia skipper Steven Smith ready for `new era`

Newly-appointed Australia captain Steven Smith said he was ready for a "new era" as he prepared to lead them for the first time since Michael Clarke`s retirement.

How 2015 Ashes Test series was won and lost

Here's how a topsy-turvy 2015 Ashes Test series unfolded, with England winning 3-2 in a five-match contest, before the competition shifts to limited overs cricket. Strangely, none of these matches lasted five days despite plenty of weather-induced delay starts, stoppages and early closes.

Adam Gilchrist praises 'risk-taker' Virat Kohli, says he is very similar to Michael Clarke
Adam Gilchrist praises 'risk-taker' Virat Kohli, says he is very similar to Michael Clarke

It is not often that you see India winning a Test overseas but Virat Kohli's penchant for taking calculated risks could buck that trend, feels Australian great Adam Gilchrist.

Post retirement, Michael Clarke contemplating another shot at IPL
Post retirement, Michael Clarke contemplating another shot at IPL

Indian Premier League (IPL) is a tournament which can lure the best of cricketers to participate in it and Australia's retiring skipper Michael Clarke is no different.

Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers
Steve Smith wishes retiring team-mates Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers

Australia's new Test captain Steven Smith on Tuesday congratulated his predecessor Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers who wound up the clock on their respective careers after the recently concluded Ashes series.

Ashes to dashes as England, Australia fail Test exam
Ashes to dashes as England, Australia fail Test exam

One of the charms of Test cricket is that a match scheduled to last five days allows for the possibility of a fightback, even if a team falls behind early on.

Kumar Sangakkara one of the greatest to have played the game: Adam Gilchrist

Former Australian wicket-keeper Adam Gilchrist heaped praise on Kumar Sangakkara on Monday, saying that the retiring Sri Lankan is one of the greatest batsmen the game has ever seen.

Michael Clarke thanks fans, shares rare childhood photograph
Michael Clarke thanks fans, shares rare childhood photograph

A day after the Australian cricket team gave him a winning farewell, Australia's retiring skipper Michael Clarke on Monday thanked the fans for all the memories during his career.

Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Clarke congratulate each other post retirement
Kumar Sangakkara, Michael Clarke congratulate each other post retirement

While the cricket fans across the world will miss Kumar Sangakkara and Michael Clarke in the time to come, the two legends exchanged congratulatory tweets soon after they drew curtains to their splendid careers.

Burning Ashes regret to follow Michael Clarke into retirement
Burning Ashes regret to follow Michael Clarke into retirement

A batsman of prodigious talent and a captain unflinching in pursuit of victory, Michael Clarke restored Australia to the pinnacle of test and one-day cricket but winning the affections of a nation proved his toughest battle.

Selection errors not to blame for Ashes defeat: Darren Lehmann
Selection errors not to blame for Ashes defeat: Darren Lehmann

Australia coach Darren Lehmann refused to blame mistakes in team selection for his side`s Ashes defeat by England.

Michael Clarke blames pitches for Ashes woe
Michael Clarke blames pitches for Ashes woe

Australia captain Michael Clarke claimed pitches prepared specifically to help England`s bowlers were to blame for his side`s failure to retain the Ashes.

Retiring Michael Clarke on par with Allan Border, says Shane Warne
Retiring Michael Clarke on par with Allan Border, says Shane Warne

Shane Warne likened retiring Australian captain Michael Clarke to all-time great and former skipper Allan Border Monday as the nation`s media mourned the loss of the Ashes series.

Michael Clarke hails Australian grit after swansong win
Michael Clarke hails Australian grit after swansong win

Retiring Australia captain Michael Clarke paid tribute to his team mates after they sealed a consolation victory over England in the final Ashes test at The Oval on Sunday.