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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

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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

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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

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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

And then there were three

Mar 23, 2015: The final knockouts of the World Cup have the potential to be cricket classics

Mark Nicholas

Australia v Pakistan, World Cup 2015, 3rd quarter-final, Adelaide

Australia hope Adelaide grass greener

Mar 19, 2015: Australia are hopeful a well-grassed Adelaide Oval pitch will provide enough assistance for the hosts' fast bowlers to dismantle Pakistan and thus prevent their own strong pace battery from doing likewise in the third World Cup quarter-final

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

Australia v Scotland, World Cup 2015, Group A, Hobart

Pragmatic Australia ace rain hurdle

Mar 14, 2015: Despite the nervousness caused by the weather, Australia's professional victory secured their preferred route for the knockouts

Brydon Coverdale in Hobart

Aus v SL, Group A, Sydney

Clarke shrugs off latest selection issue

Mar 8, 2015: Australia's captain Michael Clarke hinted at some confusion within the team over Shane Watson's omission and rapid recall from the World Cup team across games against Afghanistan and Sri Lanka

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

World sees Australia's blind spot

Mar 8, 2015: With the pointy end of the World Cup around the corner, Australia's attack will have to find a way to cope with the absence of a high-quality attacking spinner, on pitches where their pacers may not find much help

Daniel Brettig in Sydney

Australia v Sri Lanka, World Cup 2015, Group A, Sydney

Australia wrong-footed by dry pitch

Mar 6, 2015: Australia's selectors appear to have been wrong-footed by a bone dry SCG surface forcing them to consider the recall of Shane Watson and the inclusion of the left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty for his first game of the World Cup

Daniel Brettig

Aus v Afg, Group A, Perth

'I feel really good, thank you' - Clarke

Mar 3, 2015: In yet another press conference dominated by questions regarding his fitness, Michael Clarke reiterated that he was "as fit and as healthy as I've felt in at least five years"

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

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

Different styles, but deep respect between New Zealand and Australia

Feb 27, 2015: Much is made of the trans-Tasman rivalry - and both Australia and New Zealand will go hard at each other in perhaps contrasting ways at Eden Park - but their players get on well with each other

Brydon Coverdale in Auckland

Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Brisbane

Grim outlook for Gabba match

Feb 20, 2015: With cyclones Marcia and Lam battering Queensland, the prospects for Saturday's World Cup game between Australia and Bangladesh look very grim

Daniel Brettig in Brisbane

Australia v Bangladesh, World Cup 2015, Group A, Brisbane

Clarke's back but contest under cloud

Feb 20, 2015: Australia and Bangladesh have not met each other in the 50-over contest since April 2011 and the grim weather sweeping across Brisbane on match eve suggests they may keep waiting

The Preview by Daniel Brettig in Brisbane
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