Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests
Injured Michael Clarke may recover in time for India Tests

Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who is struggling with his hamstring injury, could be fit in time for the upcoming four Tests against India starting December 4, with reports surfacing that the batsman may not require surgery.

Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch century helps Aus score 329
Australia vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Aaron Finch century helps Aus score 329

Opener Aaron Finch cracked 109 off 127 balls as Australia amassed a formidable 329 for five off their 50 overs in the third one-day international against South Africa on Wednesday.

Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India tests
Shane Watson optimistic on Michael Clarke's fitness for India tests

Shane Watson would be honoured to stand in for Michael Clarke as test skipper against India next month even if he thinks it`s increasingly unlikely that Australia will need a caretaker captain.

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.

'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'
'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson reportedly wants to face up to the final frontier in his Test career by defeating some batting mental demons and hitting big tons against India this summer.

Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup
Virat Kohli joins star Ambassadors for 2015 World Cup

India's Virat Kohli joins an elite list of star Ambassadors to provide neccessary support in the build-up to the ICC 2015 World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand between February and March.

Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI
Australia vs South Africa: Steven Smith omitted from opening ODI

Australia batsman Steven Smith will be rested for the opening one-day international against South Africa in Perth, with all-rounder Shane Watson returning to the side after recovering from injury, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.

Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson
Ready to bat in any position: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson, poised to return to the national team after a prolonged injury layoff, said Monday that he is willing to bat in any position to help his team bounce back from their poor performance against Pakistan in the ongoing Test series.

Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer
Shane Watson fit ahead of long summer

Australian allrounder Shane Watson said Tuesday he was over the injury which has sidelined him for months and ready for a long summer schedule, beginning with a Twenty20 series against South Africa.

Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa
Shane Watson named in Australia's T20 squad for South Africa

Injury-prone all-rounder Shane Watson has been named in Australia`s 13-man squad for Twenty20 matches against South Africa next month as he recovers from a calf strain.

Australia's Shane Watson eyes coaching future
Australia's Shane Watson eyes coaching future

 Revealing his passion for coaching, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson Sunday said that contrasting experiences under two national coaches - Mickey Arthur and Darren Lehmann - will hold him in good stead for the role in the future.

Pietersen ouster a loss to cricket: Watson
Pietersen ouster a loss to cricket: Watson

Terming the retirement of Kevin Pietersen as a loss to international cricket, ace Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) should have handled the former captain's issue differently.

Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann
Michael Clarke clarifies 'absolutely no problems' in relationship with 'big brother' Darren Lehmann

Australia cricket team captain Michael Clarke has opened up on his relationship with coach Darren Lehmann, saying that the mentor is like a big brother and there has always been respect and friendship between them.

Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson
Prepare pitches suiting just like Indians do at home: Shane Watson

Australian all-rounder Shane Watson sounded out a warning for the Indian team, which would be touring Down Under in December, that the home team's groundsmen will prepare "conducive pitches" just like their Indian counterparts do during an away series.

Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell
Shane Watson begins comeback from long injury spell

Injury-prone Australian all-rounder Shane Watson said Monday he will make his return from injury in a Sydney club cricket match this weekend.

Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith
Maiden ODI ton just the start for Australia's Steve Smith

Steve Smith is hoping his first century in one-day international cricket is just the start of a new lease of life as a big-scoring top order batsman for Australia in the 50-over game.

Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan
Darren Lehmann expects Mitchell Johnson to play in Test, ODIs against Pakistan

Australian coach Darren Lehmann said on Sunday fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback
Michael Clarke guided by physio on injury comeback

Australia captain Michael Clarke said Thursday he will be guided by the team physio on whether he will play in next month`s two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan
Aussies are not as formidable as they used to be: Moin Khan

 Pakistan's chief selector and national team manager, Moin Khan on Wednesday said that the curreny Aussie team is not as formidable as it used to be in the past.

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.