4 Updates
Touring India is a tough challenge: Clarke
Photo Credit: Mike Coppola, Getty Images

Touring India is a tough challenge: Clarke

Feb 12 2013, 8:32am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke has said touring India for a Test series always remains the toughest challenge.

Sydney, Feb 12 — Australia captain Michael Clarke has said touring India for a Test series always remains the toughest challenge. Clarke, who left for India Tuesday morning, said the tour remains a...

Filed under: news

YouTube Videos

 
 
 

1 year ago

Touring India is a tough challenge: Clarke

Feb 12 2013, 8:32am CST | by

Sydney, Feb 12 (IANS) Australia captain Michael Clarke has said touring India for a Test series always remains the toughest challenge.

Sydney, Feb 12 — Australia captain Michael Clarke has said touring India for a Test series always remains the toughest challenge.

Clarke, who left for India Tuesday morning, said the tour remains a huge challenge because the Australian team hasn't won many matches in the sub-continent.

"Touring India is as tough a challenge as I've had in my career. Every time I've been there on a Test tour it's been extremely difficult, hence the Australian team hasn't won that much over there. So it's a huge challenge, the players know that," Clarke was quoted as saying in the Australian media.

The Australian captain said sending an advanced tour party will help the cricketers acclimatise to the Indian conditions.

"That's partly why we're trying to prepare as well as we can by sending players early to get them used to conditions, to give ourselves the best chance. We know it's going to be tough, we know how good India is, but we look forward to it," he said.

Asked about his unimpressive performance when Australia last toured in 2010, Clarke said: "What I've learned in the past is how important preparation is for my personal performance. I need to make sure I've done all my training to give myself the best chance of scoring runs."

Clarke said he was looking forward to play the warm-up game starting Saturday in Chennai.

"That's what I'm looking forward to over the next few days. Getting into the Indian conditions, batting on those wickets, facing a lot of reverse swing, a lot of spin bowling, and making sure when that first ball's bowled in that first Test that I'll be as well prepared as I was for this summer.

"I'd really like to play that three-dayer. I'll be advised by Alex [Kountouris] the physio once I land in India but at this stage my plan is to play that three-dayer. There is so much time I don't think there is any doubt I'll be fit for the first Test," he said.

IANS

Source: IANS

 
Update
4

4 hours ago

India hurt, but I have no regrets - Clarke

Jul 24 2014 10:28am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Michael Clarke Media Session
Almost a year ago to the day, Michael Clarke sat at Lord's embarrassed by his team's 347-run hammering which had seen them go 2-0 do ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
Update
3

8 weeks ago

IPL Playoffs 2014: Can Kings XI Punjab Recover Quickly vs. Chennai Super Kings?

May 28 2014 5:31pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Australian batsman George Bailey leaves
As the once-rampant Kings XI Punjab discovered against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday, momentum is an all-powerful quantity in cricket this calendar year.  Of course, the points table didn't show it. But close observers of this season's Indian Premier League knew: The Kings XI were running into the wrong opponents at the wrong time.  In the lead-up to this pivotal first qualifier, Robin U ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 

Don't miss ...

 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday.
 
 
CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) here Thursday.
 
 
Shushila wins India's third medal at CWG
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Judoka Shushila Likmabam won India its third medal on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games, settling for the silver in the final of the women's -48kg category here Thursday.
 
 
CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India opened its medal count in CWG with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category of weightlifting competitions at the Clyde Auditorium here Thursday.
 
 
 

Latest from the Network

India women beat Canada 4-2 in CWG hockey
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) The Indian women's hockey team beat Canada 4-2 in the opening match of the Commonwealth Games here Thursday. The match started in high momentum with both teams going on the attack immediately....
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Google, Apple And Facebook Are In The Clear. So Why The Angst?
When Google reported its earnings last week eMarketer ran an article that showed how Google along with Facebook accounted for over 72% of the increased ad spend in mobile in 2013, and that they were going to surpass...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
Why Are Stocks Still Rising? Is This A Bubble?
Investors often ask me, “why is the stock market still going up after five years?” They think it must mean ‘prosperity is ahead.’ Actually, it’s largely due to financial engineering: stock buybacks. It’s important to...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CWG: Indian judoka Chana settles for silver
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Indian judoka Navjot Chana had to settle for the silver medal after he lost the final bout of the men's -60kg category to England's Ashley McKenzie in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Scottish...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Ford Plans to Tap Africa, Middle East Market
Ford Motors has outlined an aggressive plan to accelerate the activities of its newest business unit, the Middle East and Africa. Leveraging its One Ford Global Portfolio, the company will launch at least 25 new...
Read more on Auto Balla
 
Shushila wins India's third medal at CWG
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) Judoka Shushila Likmabam won India its third medal on the opening day of the 20th Commonwealth Games, settling for the silver in the final of the women's -48kg category here Thursday. Kimberley...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
WTF of the week: Apple could be ‘obsolete’ in 2-3 years
At some point in the future, Apple will no longer be the consumer technology giant it is today. It will become obsolete. Its products will no longer be trendy. Other companies will innovate and drive Apple out of...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
CWG: Weightlifters Sanjita wins gold, Mirabai silver for India
Glasgow, July 24 (IANS) India opened its medal count in CWG with Manipuri girls Sanjita Khumukcham and Mirabai Chanu Saikhom winning the gold and silver, respectively, in the women's 48kg category of weightlifting...
Read more on Sport Balla
 
Here’s yet another way the iPhone 6 is messing with Samsung
Samsung has already started making fun in a TV commercial of the unreleased iPhone 6, telling potential buyers that its Android handsets had bigger displays for quite a while in an obvious attempt to kill the iPhone 6...
Read more on Apple Balla
 
By The Numbers: How Many iPhone 6's Is Apple Planning To Sell
It has been well publicized from a Wall Street Journal article that Apple has asked its suppliers to build between 70 to 80 million iPhone 6’s by the end of the year vs. the 50 to 60 million that were planned for last...
Read more on Apple Balla