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Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke
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Australia will be without captain for 15 years if it is looking for perfect skipper, says Michael Clarke

Clarke admitted that the Australian Test captain needed to be held to a high standard, but he said the team would end up with few options if it has unrealistic expectations.

'I haven't heard him talk about not continuing', Steve Waugh on Justin Langer potentially quitting after Ashes
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'I haven't heard him talk about not continuing', Steve Waugh on Justin Langer potentially quitting after Ashes

Waugh's comments came after another former Australia captain Michael Clarke said Langer would step down as coach if Australia add an Ashes victory to the T20 World Cup

Michael Clarke predicts Justin Langer will 'walk away' if Australia win Ashes
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Michael Clarke predicts Justin Langer will 'walk away' if Australia win Ashes

"If he thinks his job is done, then I think he'll walk away, and I'd love to see him walk away on his own terms," Clarke said

Ball-tampering scandal 'won't go away', will affect Steve Smith's chances of leading Australia again, says Mark Taylor
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Ball-tampering scandal 'won't go away', will affect Steve Smith's chances of leading Australia again, says Mark Taylor

Smith, who was sacked as skipper and suspended for a year for his role in the plot, has recently expressed his desire to lead Australia again.

Cricket Australia's 'piecemeal investigation' into Sandpaper Gate will bite them again, says Michael Vaughan
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Cricket Australia's 'piecemeal investigation' into Sandpaper Gate will bite them again, says Michael Vaughan

The trio of then Australian skipper Steve Smith, his deputy David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal which happened during the Cape Town Test in 2018.

Ball-tampering episode: Everything said on Sandpapergate post Cameron Bancroft's new claim
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Ball-tampering episode: Everything said on Sandpapergate post Cameron Bancroft's new claim

Here's a comprehensive look at what all has been said on the ball-tampering episode post Cameron Bancroft's claim that bowlers possibly knew of tampering as well.

'You probably left two people out': Michael Clarke unconvinced by bowlers' statement on ball-tampering scandal
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'You probably left two people out': Michael Clarke unconvinced by bowlers' statement on ball-tampering scandal

Sticking to his stand that the bowlers, who were part of that team, were aware of the plot to tamper with the red cherry during the infamous Cape Town Test against South Africa, Clarke said their statement finds no mention of the incident's chief protagonist, Cameron Bancroft, and the Australian team's former bowling coach, David Saker.

'No one is surprised that more than three people knew about it': Michael Clarke on ball-tampering episode
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'No one is surprised that more than three people knew about it': Michael Clarke on ball-tampering episode

The ball-tampering scandal was put under the spotlight again when Bancroft last week revealed that Australian bowlers in the team at that time might have had some knowledge about the plot.

India vs Australia: 'Captaincy has been really good,' Brett Lee, Michael Clarke defend Tim Paine after series loss
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India vs Australia: 'Captaincy has been really good,' Brett Lee, Michael Clarke defend Tim Paine after series loss

Tim Paine, who took over from Steve Smith in 2018 after the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, is copping criticism for not only the 1-2 defeat but also for his sloppy work behind the stumps.

India vs Australia: Pat Cummins says he wouldn't be surprised if upcoming Test series gets 'a little fiery'
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India vs Australia: Pat Cummins says he wouldn't be surprised if upcoming Test series gets 'a little fiery'

Australia's top pacer Pat Cummins on Friday said matches in the upcoming Test series against India could get "a little fiery", reflecting their intense rivalry in a far cry from some friendly banters that marked the preceding limited-overs leg.

India vs Australia: Matthew Wade can be makeshift opener for first Test in David Warner's absence, says Michael Clarke
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India vs Australia: Matthew Wade can be makeshift opener for first Test in David Warner's absence, says Michael Clarke

Wade had smashed back-to-back fifties in the last two T20Is against India. However, he has never batted higher than number five in Test cricket though he did open for Australia in 10 ODIs, averaging 30.60 with a highest score of 75.

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says visitors will suffer in Tests if Virat Kohli does not set tone before leaving
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India vs Australia: Michael Clarke says visitors will suffer in Tests if Virat Kohli does not set tone before leaving

Clarke feels that despite featuring in only one Test, the talismanic Indian skipper could still play a huge role in the outcome of the red-ball series by dominating in the limited overs game.

India vs Australia: Drums beat for Will Pucovski after back-to-back double centuries in Sheffield Shield
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India vs Australia: Drums beat for Will Pucovski after back-to-back double centuries in Sheffield Shield

Pucovski hit an unbeaten 255 for Victoria in the Sheffield Shield last week, sharing in a record opening stand of 486 runs with Marcus Harris against South Australia.

India vs Australia: Former skippers Ian Chappell, Michael Clarke want Will Pucovski as Test opener
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India vs Australia: Former skippers Ian Chappell, Michael Clarke want Will Pucovski as Test opener

Pucovski has produced successive double hundreds, scoring 202 against Western Australia in a Sheffield Shield clash after an unbeaten 255 last week against South Australia.

As Dale Steyn turns 37, relive speedster's top five dismissals in international cricket
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As Dale Steyn turns 37, relive speedster's top five dismissals in international cricket

On Dale Steyn's 37th birthday, we revisit his five top dismissals across international cricket.

Former Australia captain Michael Clarke named in Queen's Birthday list, will receive Order of Australia honour
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Former Australia captain Michael Clarke named in Queen's Birthday list, will receive Order of Australia honour

Apart from Clarke, former women’s captain Lynnette Larsen and two-time Olympic hockey gold medallist Renita Garard were both named a Member of the Order of Australia.

Aaron Finch dismisses Michael Clarke’s ‘IPL contract’ claim, says Australia played Test series against India in ‘right spirit’
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Aaron Finch dismisses Michael Clarke’s ‘IPL contract’ claim, says Australia played Test series against India in ‘right spirit’

Australian cricketers played the 2018-19 home Test series against India in the "right spirit" and were not trying to be nice to opposition Virat Kohli to land IPL contracts, said limited overs skipper Aaron Finch, rejecting Michael Clarke's controversial claim.

ICC shares childhood pictures of cricketers, ask fans to identify them on occasion of International Day of Families
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ICC shares childhood pictures of cricketers, ask fans to identify them on occasion of International Day of Families

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has shared a collage of nine photographs of cricketers from their childhood and asked sports lovers to identify them. The tweet has been posted commemorating the International Day of Families 2020.

Usman Khawaja says he was 'very shocked' to find out about Cricket Australia's financial crisis, blames it on 'mismanagement'
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Usman Khawaja says he was 'very shocked' to find out about Cricket Australia's financial crisis, blames it on 'mismanagement'

Batsman Usman Khawaja, who was snubbed by Cricket Australia while announcing central contracts, says he was shocked to learn about the financial crisis the Board is facing and blamed it on "mismangement".

'Being nice to someone doesn't get you IPL contract', says VVS Laxman in response to Michael Clarke
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'Being nice to someone doesn't get you IPL contract', says VVS Laxman in response to Michael Clarke

Clarke raised eyebrows after he claimed that there was a phase when Australian cricketers were so keen on protecting their IPL deals that they felt 'scared' of sledging India skipper Kohli