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England v Australia, 1st Investec Ashes Test, Cardiff, 4th day

'Need to adapt to conditions' - Clarke

Jul 11, 2015: Michael Clarke has admitted that Australia will have to adapt quickly if the pitches produced for the Investec Ashes series are similar in character to that in Cardiff

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff, 2nd day

Aggression lets Australia down

Jul 9, 2015: Australia's top order's eagerness to attack saw them gift England wickets, with Moeen Ali especially profiting from a blind spot against spin

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

England v Australia, 1st Investec Test, Cardiff

Pain of '09 near-miss spurs on Australia

Jul 7, 2015: Five members of the current Australia squad were present when James Anderson and Monty Panesar defied them six years ago and it was an outcome that set the tone for more than just one series

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

The Investec Ashes 2015 - stats preview

Australia's overseas challenge

Jul 7, 2015: For the first time in Ashes history, the overseas team hasn't won a single Test in two successive Ashes series of five or more Tests. Can Australia break that sequence?

S Rajesh

The Investec Ashes 2015

Clarke promises 'tough cricket' to win Ashes

Jul 7, 2015: Michael Clarke underlined his side must stick to the methods that have reaped benefits in the past, which includes an aggressive, occasionally unsociable manner on the field

Daniel Brettig in Cardiff

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
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