Australian Clarke to miss Cup opener

At one point Michael Clarke’s injuries became so grave he thought his career was in jeopardy 12 February 2015 Last updated at 05:07 Australia captain Michael Clarke will not play against England in their World Cup opener on Saturday. Team coach Darren Lehmann said Clarke would, however, be likely to be fit enough to play

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Root tips captain Morgan to impress

Middlesex’s Eoin Morgan replaced Alastair Cook as England’s one-day captain in December 11 February 2015 Last updated at 16:17 England batsman Joe Root has tipped captain Eoin Morgan to find his best form in the 2015 Cricket World Cup. Root, 24, scored 85 in his side’s four-wicket defeat by Pakistan on Wednesday in their final

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England women slide to NZ defeat

Suzie Bates was dropped by Lydia Greenway when she had scored 48 11 February 2015 Last updated at 04:59 First women’s one-day international, Mount Maunganui: New Zealand 240-8 (50 overs): Bates 106, Priest 52, Knight 4-47 England 173 (45.2 overs): Shrubsole 29, Bermingham 2-20 New Zealand won by 67 runs and take two ICC Championship

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Clarke steps up comeback from injury

Clarke’s last competitive international appearance was in early December 11 February 2015 Last updated at 07:11 By Stephan Shemilt BBC Sport at Melbourne World Cup warm-up scorecards: Australia 304-8 (50 overs) v UAE Zimbabwe 281-3 (45.2 overs) beat Sri Lanka 279-8 (50 overs) by seven wickets New Zealand 331-8 (50 overs) beat South Africa 197

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Smith appointed new Lancs captain

Tom Smith was a member of Lancashire’s Championship-winning squad in 2011 11 February 2015 Last updated at 07:56 Lancashire have appointed all-rounder Tom Smith as their new captain ahead of the new season. The 29-year-old takes over from Glen Chapple, who has become part of cricket director Ashley Giles’ backroom staff in a player-coach role.

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'England have a chance in World Cup'

England are in Group A alongside Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Scotland 9 February 2015 Last updated at 23:55 2015 World Cup Dates: 13 February – 29 March Hosts: Australia and New Zealand BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live or sports extra, plus

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World Cup 'crackdown' on behaviour

10 February 2015 Last updated at 08:47 2015 World Cup Dates: 13 February – 29 March Hosts: Australia and New Zealand BBC coverage: Live radio and text commentary on every match on BBC Radio 5 live or sports extra, plus desktop, tablets, mobiles and app Full fixtures and group information here Excessive sledging at the

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Scotland beat Ireland in warm-up

Matt Machan’s 103 came from 108 balls, with six fours and four sixes 10 February 2015 Last updated at 10:04 World Cup warm-up, Sydney (Blacktown ISP): Scotland 296-6 (50 overs): Machan 103, Mommsen 56, Berrington 52 Ireland 117 (27 overs): Evans 4-17, Haq 3-9 Scotland won by 179 runs Scorecard Scotland thrashed Ireland by 179

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