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World Cup 2015: Australia

Starc asked Clarke for another over

Mar 1, 2015: In the first 44 years of one-day international cricket, only five Australians claimed six or more wickets in an innings: Gary Gilmour, Ken MacLeay, Andy Bichel, Glenn McGrath and Mitchell Johnson

Brydon Coverdale

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Australia batting 'extremely poor', concedes Clarke

Feb 28, 2015: Michael Clarke has conceded that Australia have focused too much on power hitting and not enough on negotiating the swinging ball during their preparation for this World Cup

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland

New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland

Ice-cool Williamson wins New Zealand a thriller

Feb 28, 2015: This was the match the 2015 World Cup was crying out for, a competitive contest between two major sides, and the co-hosts played out a thriller in front of a packed and partisan Auckland crowd

The Report by George Binoy

Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Melbourne

Starc makes hay in Johnson's absence

Jan 18, 2015: Despite the absence of Mitchell Johnson, Australia have had no trouble finding wickets or aggression, as Mitchell Starc has slotted in nicely as the team's strike bowler

Brydon Coverdale at the MCG

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Sydney

Australia re-open English scars

Jan 16, 2015: Australia hope they have re-opened the scars of last summer's English misery down under with a comfortable opening triangular series victory at the SCG, and the tourists' new captain Eoin Morgan certainly sounded disconsolate after his century served only

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Sydney

Moeen's flick, and Finn's stumble

Jan 16, 2015: Plays of the day from the ODI between Australia and England in Sydney

Daniel Brettig & Melinda Farrell

Australia v England, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Sydney

Warner ton seals bonus-point win

Jan 16, 2015: The difference between Australia and England was that David Warner's 127 at the top of the order set the tone for the hosts, whereas Eoin Morgan's 121 served merely to add a veneer of respectability to the tourists' tally

The Report by Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Hazlewood and Starc take strides

Jan 11, 2015: Australia had to settle for a draw in the Sydney Test, but the sight of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood hooping the reverse-swinging Kookaburra around late on day five was an encouraging one for the future

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 3rd day

Starc reprimanded for Vijay send-off

Jan 8, 2015: Mitchell Starc, the Australia fast bowler, has been reprimanded after admitting to a Level 1 breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the second day's play in the fourth Test against India at the SCG

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Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 2nd day

Smith unaware of Starc send-off

Jan 7, 2015: Australia's captain Steven Smith admits he did not see Mitchell Starc's send-off to the Indian opener M Vijay in the first over of the visitors' innings on day two of the Sydney Test, but agrees the practice should be ended

Daniel Brettig at SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney

Starc takes another step on Johnson's road

Jan 5, 2015: Apart from their first names and left-handedness, Mitchell Starc and Mitchell Johnson share something else in common - their own batsmen hate the thought of facing up to them in the nets

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane

Harris, Siddle out of Gabba Test

Dec 16, 2014: Ryan Harris will miss the Gabba Test with a slight strain to his quadriceps and Peter Siddle has been dropped

Brydon Coverdale

Australia v South Africa, 3rd ODI, Canberra

Finch and Starc down South Africa

Nov 19, 2014: Centurion Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc were central figures in Australia's commanding 73-run victory over South Africa in Canberra, despite a pair of sparkling innings by Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers

The Report by Daniel Brettig at Manuka Oval

Australia v South Africa, 1st ODI, Perth

Clarke injures hamstring again

Nov 14, 2014: Michael Clarke has reinjured his hamstring, leaving Australia with fitness concerns surrounding both their captain and vice-captain less than three weeks before the first Test against India

Brydon Coverdale

Pakistan v Australia, 2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, 1st day

Doolan loses out to 'x-factor' Maxwell

Oct 30, 2014: Alex Doolan's inertia at the crease in Dubai cost him his place for the second Test in Abu Dhabi, according to Australia's coach Darren Lehmann

Brydon Coverdale in Abu Dhabi

IPL 2014 newsfile

I've got no time for Pollard - Starc

May 17, 2014: A round-up of IPL news on May 17, 2014

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IPL 2014 news

'Pollard, Starc need a stern warning' - Shastri

May 8, 2014: Ravi Shastri has warned that a repeat of altercations such as the one involving Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc could result in much stiffer penalties for the players, including "double" their match fee or even a ban

Nagraj Gollapudi

IPL 2014

IPL sends a poor message

May 7, 2014: The actions of Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc warranted more than a mere fine

Nagraj Gollapudi

IPL 2014

Pollard, Starc fined for altercation

May 7, 2014: Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Starc have been fined for their heated altercation during the match between Mumbai and RCB at the Wankhede Stadium on May 6

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL newsfile

Mumbai Indians sign Lendl Simmons

Apr 29, 2014: A round-up of IPL news on April 29, 2014

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