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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...

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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

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In the immediate aftermath of defeat, it didn't take long for Michael Clarke to sum up how Pakistan had so comprehensively dismantled Australia in Dubai this week. "[They] beat us in all three facets," the captain said plainly after his side had been handed a 221-run mauling, per ESPN Cricinfo. Frankly, it's hard to argue with him. With the bat, Pakistan were better. With the ball, Pakistan were better. In the field—an area where Australia a ...
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When Chris Rogers was asked, prior to leaving Australia for the UAE, how he felt about not having to face Saeed Ajmal in his team's Test series against Pakistan, the veteran left-hander wasn't ashamed to admit it: He was "elated." A prolific first-class accumulator, but one who's uncomfortable against spin, the 37-year-old's remark was hardly a surprise.  "When I heard that news [of Ajmal's suspension], I was pretty elated for about 48 ho ...
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Pakistan took control of the opening Test against Australia in Dubai, bowling the visitors out for 303 runs and building a lead of 189 by stumps on Day 3. The Baggy Greens were in a good position going into the day's play, but the batting—David Warner's stylish century aside—fell well short under pressure from the Pakistan attack. Pakistan in turn added 38 runs without loss in the last 13 overs of the day, giving them every chance of victory. M ...
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Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq say spinners will have a big role in first Test

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Australia Entering Test Series vs. Pakistan Strangely Staring into the Unknown

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For so much of Australia's cricket during the nation's recent Test renaissance, Michael Clarke and his team have enjoyed the comforts of predictability, their knowledge of understood quantities and the conviction that comes with stability and continuity.  Once their groove was recaptured in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane last November, Australia waltzed to seven emphatic victories in eight Tests against England and South Africa, record ...
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Having missed quite a few matches, Clarke wants to play as many matches as he ca ...
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Michael Clarke In Doubt For Pakistan Test

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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

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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

 
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12 hours ago

Clarke: Aussies must be more forceful

Oct 28 2014 7:00am CDT | Source: Fox Sports Australia

MICHAEL Clarke writes Australia must do everything in their power to win the second Test and square the series after the disappointing Du ...
Source: Fox Sports Australia   Full article at: Fox Sports Australia
 

 
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2 days ago

Clarke sees light in the gloom

Oct 26 2014 11:23am CDT | Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo

Michael Clarke believes his players have improved in Asian conditions since their horror tour of India last year, despite the scorecard in Dubai showing a ...
Source: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo   Full article at: Cricket news from ESPN Cricinfo
 

 
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2 days ago

Same Old Problems Plague Australia as Pakistan Romp to Victory in 1st Test

Oct 26 2014 10:45am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In the immediate aftermath of defeat, it didn't take long for Michael Clarke to sum up how Pakistan had so comprehensively dismantled Australia in Dubai this week. "[They] beat us in all three facets," the captain said plainly after his side had been handed a 221-run mauling, per ESPN Cricinfo. Frankly, it's hard to argue with him. With the bat, Pakistan were better. With the ball, Pakistan were better. In the field—an area where Australia a ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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2 days ago

Clarke: loss has put fire in my belly

Oct 26 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: FOXSPORTS.com.au

STUNG by a resounding first Test loss in Dubai, skipper Michael Clarke has vowed to rebound with a vengeance against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. ...
Source: FOXSPORTS.com.au   Full article at: FOXSPORTS.com.au
 

 
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3 days ago

Zulfiqar Babar and Yasir Shah Make Saeed Ajmal's Absence Almost Forgotten

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When Chris Rogers was asked, prior to leaving Australia for the UAE, how he felt about not having to face Saeed Ajmal in his team's Test series against Pakistan, the veteran left-hander wasn't ashamed to admit it: He was "elated." A prolific first-class accumulator, but one who's uncomfortable against spin, the 37-year-old's remark was hardly a surprise.  "When I heard that news [of Ajmal's suspension], I was pretty elated for about 48 ho ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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Pakistan vs. Australia, 1st Test: Day 3 Highlights, Scorecard, Report

Oct 24 2014 8:47am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Pakistan took control of the opening Test against Australia in Dubai, bowling the visitors out for 303 runs and building a lead of 189 by stumps on Day 3. The Baggy Greens were in a good position going into the day's play, but the batting—David Warner's stylish century aside—fell well short under pressure from the Pakistan attack. Pakistan in turn added 38 runs without loss in the last 13 overs of the day, giving them every chance of victory. M ...
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1 week ago

Michael Clarke, Misbah-ul-Haq say spinners will have a big role in first Test

Oct 21 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Skippers Michael Clarke and Misbah-ul Haq agreed that spin will play a major role in the first of two Tests between Australia and Pakistan starting in Dubai from W ...
Source: Cricbuzz   Full article at: Cricbuzz
 

 
Update
3

1 week ago

Australia Entering Test Series vs. Pakistan Strangely Staring into the Unknown

Oct 20 2014 12:14pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

For so much of Australia's cricket during the nation's recent Test renaissance, Michael Clarke and his team have enjoyed the comforts of predictability, their knowledge of understood quantities and the conviction that comes with stability and continuity.  Once their groove was recaptured in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane last November, Australia waltzed to seven emphatic victories in eight Tests against England and South Africa, record ...
Source: Bleacher Report  Full article at: Bleacher Report
 

 
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1 week ago

Michael Clarke doesn't want to miss any more cricket matches

Oct 15 2014 12:02am CDT | Source: Cricbuzz

Having missed quite a few matches, Clarke wants to play as many matches as he ca ...
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2 weeks ago

Michael Clarke In Doubt For Pakistan Test

Oct 14 2014 4:33am CDT | Source: crave online

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