Australia cricket officials contemplating appointing Steve Smith as ODI captain after WC
Australia cricket officials contemplating appointing Steve Smith as ODI captain after WC

Michael Clarke may just meet the fitness deadline to lead the national team into the World Cup starting February 14, even as many Australia cricket officials are mulling appointing Steven Smith as full-time captain after the 50-over showpiece event.

Australian selectors put Ryan Harris in cotton wool for Ashes
Australian selectors put Ryan Harris in cotton wool for Ashes

Leading paceman Ryan Harris will miss the World Cup with an eye to Australia`s Ashes campaign in England later this year, selectors said on Sunday.

Michael Clarke`s fitness deadline to lead Australia at Cricket World Cup
Michael Clarke`s fitness deadline to lead Australia at Cricket World Cup

Selectors named Michael Clarke Sunday as captain of Australia`s squad for next month`s World Cup, with a fitness contingency should he not be able to play following recent hamstring surgery.

Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record
Brad Haddin equals Aussie wicket-keeping record

Brad Haddin on Thursday equalled the record for most dismissals in a Test innings by an Australian wicketkeeper during India's first innings score of 408 in the ongoing second cricket Test at the Gabba here.

Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer
Michael Clarke's immediate future still no clearer

Australian cricket officials are still no closer to knowing whether Michael Clarke will be fit enough to play in next year`s World Cup.

Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries
Michael Clarke has no plans to ease up despite injuries

Australian skipper Michael Clarke insisted Tuesday he has no plans to retire from either Test or one-day cricket despite injuries increasingly hampering his availability.

Michael Clarke on fitness deadline for 1st India Test
Michael Clarke on fitness deadline for 1st India Test

Injured skipper Michael Clarke faces a fitness deadline this week to have any chance of playing for Australia in next month`s first Test against India, chief selector Rod Marsh said Monday.

Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh
Early Oz team selection for marketing reasons: Mark Waugh

 Former Australian batsman and current national selector Mark Waugh has lashed out at Cricket Australia's decision to force an early selection of the squad for the first cricket Test against India, believing that the move was prompted by "marketing purposes".

Australia eye captaincy options after Michael Clarke limps home
Australia eye captaincy options after Michael Clarke limps home

With the optimism over Michael Clarke`s fitness for the test series against India fading fast, Australia`s selectors will have to ponder their captaincy options as well as the make-up of their bowling attack over the next week.

Mitchell Johnson rested for remaining ODIs against South Africa
Mitchell Johnson rested for remaining ODIs against South Africa

The Australia squad named on Monday for the final three one-day internationals against South Africa, in Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney this month:

Australia selector backs Michael Clarke to be fit for first Test
Australia selector backs Michael Clarke to be fit for first Test

Australia`s chief of selectors Rod Marsh has backed captain Michael Clarke to recover from a hamstring strain and be fit for the first test against India next month.

Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury
Shane Watson out of Pakistan Test series with injury

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson was Sunday ruled out of next month`s Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates with a calf injury.

Marsh to lead Australian selectors, Waugh added to panel

Former wicketkeeper Rod Marsh has been named as the new head of Australian cricket`s selectors, while top-order batsman Mark Waugh has been appointed to the panel for the first time.

Oz selector Rod Marsh says Haddin earned right to retire `on own terms`

Australian wicket-keeping legend and national selector Rod Marsh has said that veteran wicket-keeper-batsman and Ashes hero Brad Haddin has earned the right to decide when he can retire.

Rod Marsh suggests restricting T20 game to 30-above players to stop batting decline

Australia national selector Rod Marsh has reportedly suggested restricting the Twenty20 game to players who are over the age of 30 in order to put a plug in the team`s batting decline.

Australian keeper Haddin rooting for `older is wiser` belief

Australian wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin has said that he felt that the wisdom of advancing years will be a credential of him, instead of a curse, ahead of the back-to-back Ashes series

`Rod Marsh did not sign a bat, which had Cairns autograph`

Former Australia cricketer Rod Marsh had once refused to sign a bat, which was carrying an autograph by Chris Cairns due to Kiwi player`s alleged role in match-fixing, it was said in a UK court.

Marsh and Bichel are new Australian selectors

Cricket Australia has appointed former players Rod Marsh and Andy Bichel as the new part-time selectors in the five-man panel.

Rod Marsh eyes Hilditch job on selection panel

Legendary Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh is interested in taking over as chairman of the National Selection Panel of Cricket Australia.

Marsh tips surprises from lesser cricket countries

Former Australian wicketkeeper Rod Marsh says Ireland, Kenya, the Netherlands and Canada could cause a few surprises at the Cricket World Cup beginning in two weeks.