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England can’t win the Ashes in Australia without Jofra Archer, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has stated that England stand no chance of winning the Ashes series Down Under later this year without the services of paceman Jofra Archer, who has been sidelined with shoulder injury. The former Australia captain also hoped for an improved performance from the hosts.
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newscricket4 months ago

Australian bowlers’ ‘smartly worded statement’ has glaring flaws, opines Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke has responded to the joint-statement issued by the Australian bowlers and has insisted that the quartet, in their ‘smartly-worded statement’, forgot that the accusations were being made by their teammate, Bancroft. Clarke has stuck to his viewpoint that the bowlers ‘knew about it.’.
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newscricket4 months ago

Not a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident, admits Michael Clarke

After the revelation from Cameron Bancroft, Michael Clarke has admitted that it isn’t a big surprise that more than three people knew about the ball-tampering incident in Cape Town. He also insisted that if the ball was tampered around, there was no chance that the bowlers did not notice that.
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newscricket6 months ago

Pat Cummins absolutely the right choice for Australia captaincy, states Michael Clarke

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke has vouched for Pat Cummins to be the next permanent skipper of the Aussie side and believes the speedster has everything it takes to be a world-class leader. Cummins is currently leading NSW in the Marsh Cup, where he’s had a 100% win record.
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newscricket6 months ago

There's no reason why Steve Smith shouldn't be in line for the captaincy, feels Usman Khawaja

Usman Khawaja believes that Steve Smith has paid the price for his mistakes and there is no reason why he shouldn't be given the captaincy responsibilities once Tim Paine ends his career. Khawaja has further added that he is hoping to be back amongst the runs, after a lean patch in domestic cricket.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs AUS | Paine is a brilliant keeper and his captaincy been really sound, proclaims Brett Lee 

Australia's fast bowling great Brett Lee has come out strongly in defense of an underfire Tim Paine and stated that he's a brilliant keeper and a good captain. Michael Clarke also suggested that all the blame can't be put on the captain alone as there are more decision-makers involved.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | Rahane's captaincy is pretty good but Kohli's boots can never be filled, opines Michael Clarke

Former Australian skipper Michael Clarke has opined that Virat Kohli's boots can never be filled by anyone, however, he praised Rahane's captaincy terming it 'pretty good'. Virat Kohli will be missing the last three Tests of the Border-Gavaskar trophy with Ajinkya Rahane taking over captaincy.
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newscricket10 months ago

IND vs AUS | India will get smoked 4-0 if they don't do well in white-ball series, predicts Michael Clarke

Former Aussie skipper Michael Clarke has made a bold prediction and stated that India would get whitewashed in the Tests if they don't do well in the limited-overs series. Indian skipper Virat Kohli will miss the last three Tests and Clarke feels he will need to set the tone in the first Test.
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newscricketa year ago

Dhoni and Rohit, like Ponting, remain calm under pressure, reveals Mike Hussey

Mike Hussey, who played under different captains for Australia and in the IPL, has revealed that MS Dhoni and Rohit Sharma, like Ricky Ponting remained calm under pressure. Hussey played under Dhoni during his time with CSK and then played one full edition under the Mumbai Indians captain.
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newscricketa year ago

Michael Clarke receives Order of Australia in Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List

Michael Clarke has been announced as an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia (AO) while former Australia women’s cricketer Lynette Larsen has been named as the Member (AM) in the Queen's Birthday 2020 Honours List. Clarke had led Australia to victory in the 2015 World Cup.
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