Cricket Australia have dismissed as "highly speculative" media reports that Michael Clarke and David Warner will be offered A$50 million ($39.37 million) contracts to defect to an Indian-financed rebel cricket league.
It's probably the best time to be an Australian cricketer. After lifting the World Cup trophy in their own backyard, many of them are leading the charge of their respective franchises in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Australia's captain-in-waiting, Steve Smith, attributes calm demeanour and the repetitive process of getting ready for the on-field battle as mantras for his highly successful run over the last few years.
Captain Michael Clarke may have hoped to have seen the back of Kevin Pietersen in test cricket, but concedes the controversial batsman could yet return to threaten Australia`s hopes of retaining the Ashes.
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey on Monday called Mahendra Singh Dhoni the calmest captain and said he would love to have the Chennai Super Kings skipper's "equanimity at the end of the innings".
Australia batsman George Bailey on Sunday said he is ready to resume his place in the middle-order following the retirement of Michael Clarke. But he added he's not expecting captaincy on a permanent basis.
Fast bowler Peter Siddle has been dropped from the Cricket Australia's (CA) central contract list for the 2015-16 season despite being picked for the team's Test tours to the West Indies and England on Tuesday.
Australia will resist the temptation to tinker with their team on tour against West Indies and plan to field their best 11 in a bid to sweep the two-test series and build momentum for the Ashes, selector Rod Marsh has said.
The simmering row within the International Cricket Council took an ugly turn on Monday with its President Mustafa Kamal threatening to expose "mischievious" designs of some people who had denied him the "constitutional right" to hand over the Word Cup Trophy.
Australia's World Cup hero Mitchell Starc on Monday said the team's experienced players provided crucial balance to the youthful squad's title-winning march in the mega-event and it's too early to dismiss the side's old guards, including fellow left-armer Mitchell Johnson.
India should start preparing for the 2019 World Cup in a diligent manner similar to the way in which the triumphant Australians did for the just-concluded edition, feels former Test cricketer and ex-chief selector Chandu Borde.
Dark sunglasses were the order of the day for Australia`s triumphant cricket team on Monday as they paraded the World Cup trophy to hundreds of fans at a public reception after a night of heavy partying at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.