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Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Clarke unconcerned by spinners' struggles

Jul 3, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has defended his spin bowlers Nathan Lyon and Fawad Ahmed after both were subjected to considerable punishment in the tourists' opening two tour matches

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

Essex v Australians, Tour match, Chelmsford, 3rd day

Starc, Clarke provide bright spots

Jul 3, 2015: Mitchell Starc and Michael Clarke impressed for the Australians although it was another uneven display against Essex

Daniel Brettig in Chelmsford

Kent v Australians, Tour match, Canterbury, 1st day

Shaun Marsh makes his pitch for Test retention

Jun 25, 2015: Shaun Marsh began his Ashes tour with a century against Kent to stake a claim for retaining his spot in the Test side but there were also runs for Chris Rogers

Daniel Brettig in Canterbury

Ashes 2015

Clarke denies ordering Warner to sledge

Jun 21, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has emphatically denied ever instructing David Warner to sledge opponents, and stated that the coach Darren Lehmann has never done so either

Daniel Brettig

Australia in West Indies 2015

No Harris, no problem for Australia attack

Jun 15, 2015: With no weak links in the four-man bowling unit that took on the West Indies, the availability of Ryan Harris for the Ashes will give the Australian selectors much to ponder

Daniel Brettig

Investec Ashes 2015

England challenged to take Australia on

Jun 15, 2015: Freed up to speak about the Ashes after doing their best to concentrate on a lopsided series against the West Indies, Darren Lehmann and Michael Clarke have offered a simple message to a newly aggressive and creative England team: bring it on

Daniel Brettig

Australia should blood 'em young

Jun 14, 2015: It's time to start investing in younger batsmen capable of succeeding at Test level instead of turning to ageing players who are bound to have a short shelf life

Ian Chappell

West Indies v Australia, 2nd Test, Kingston

Brand new hamstring, brand new start for Clarke

Jun 10, 2015: After injuring his hamstring during the Adelaide Test last summer, Michael Clarke's future as an international cricketer was uncertain. However, surgery has helped Clarke lead Australia to a World Cup triumph and now to a Test win in the Caribbean

Daniel Brettig in Kingston

West Indies v Australia, 1st Test, Roseau

Australia must prove themselves roadworthy

Jun 3, 2015: In over four years of substantially increased investment in the team, results away from home have declined rather than improved, most notably against subcontinental opposition

Daniel Brettig in Roseau

WICB President's XI v Australians, Antigua, 3rd day

Lehmann admits cobwebs remain

May 29, 2015: For an hour or so on the final day it appeared as though the WICB President's XI would have the option of enforcing the follow-on against their better-known opposition

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

England 'not as strong' without KP - Clarke

May 17, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has said he feels for Kevin Pietersen over his ongoing exclusion from the England side and said any team without Pietersen in it was weaker for his absence

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Clarke to captain Melbourne Stars

Apr 17, 2015: Michael Clarke will make his BBL debut as captain of the Melbourne Stars next summer after signing with the team for the next two years

ESPNcricinfo staff

Clarke's fairy tale

Mar 30, 2015: The last few weeks and days have been about being loved at last for Australia's World Cup-winning captain

Mark Nicholas

Australia v New Zealand, World Cup 2015, final, Melbourne

Clarke speaks of emotional toll

Mar 29, 2015: At the end of a tumultuous summer, Michael Clarke admitted he spoke of a World Cup victory based on skill over emotion as a way of convincing himself that he could endure the toll of this most draining season

Daniel Brettig at the MCG

Australia v New Zealand, final, Melbourne

Ponting endorses Smith as next ODI captain

Mar 29, 2015: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting believes there is "no doubt at all" that Steven Smith should take over from Michael Clarke as the team's next ODI leader

Gaurav Kalra

A tale of two coaches

Mar 28, 2015: Their playing careers were vastly different, and so are their personalities, but the road to the World Cup final for Hesson and Lehmann has been similar

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Clarke sees writing on the wall

Mar 28, 2015: The Australia players would have heard of Michael Clarke's retirement many times before. But hearing it from Clarke for the final time should give the words plenty of meaning

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Clarke to quit ODIs after World Cup final

Mar 28, 2015: Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced that the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand will be his final ODI

Daniel Brettig in Melbourne

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Auckland 'turning point' for Australia - Clarke

Mar 26, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke has pinpointed the narrow defeat to New Zealand in Auckland as the "kick up the backside," his team needed

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v India, World Cup 2015, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Clarke's crucial leadership test

Mar 25, 2015: Sydney's semi-final will determine much about whether Michael Clarke will finish this tournament as a winner, or as a thwarted leader pondering his options

Daniel Brettig in Sydney
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