Headline • Bollywood celebs urges their fans to donate for Kerala flood• Kerala flood: Death toll rises to 324, fresh red alert in 13 districts of Kerala• Former PM Vajpayee cremated with full state of honours in Smriti Sthal• People pays tribute during Varanasi's ganga arti to Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee• Bollywood celebs took twitter to express their pain on Former PM's demise • Mortal remains of Former PM Vajpayee being taken to Smriti Sthal • As a mark of respect, several states declares public holiday on Atalji's demise• Neighbouring country Pakistan pays tribute to Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee• Huge crowd gathers at BJP HQ, pays tribute to the mortal of former PM Vajpayee• PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi and others visited Vajpayee's residence, pays tribute• The Former PM and BJP stalwart Atal Bihari Vajpayee dies at 93• Truck crushes bike rider to death in Uttar Pradesh• Gujarat's Sterling Biotech owner held in Dubai for 5000 cr fraud case• Gold and Satyameva Jayate records their highest day 1 collecttion, at the box office• Former Indian test captain Ajit Wadekar passes away at 77• School van carrying 25 childrens over-turns in farm, in Hamirpur• In Kaabul suicide bombing, 47 died and 67 injured• Vajpayee's condition worsens, leaders continue to visit ailing Former PM AT AIIMS • Kerala flood: death toll rises to 72,Kochi airport shut for four days• Kerala on red alert: CM Vijayan asks Rajnath for additional teams of Army, NDRF• Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition critical, put on life support system• United States praises India for becoming a leading Global power• First poster of Kangana's "Manikarnika" is out on Independence day• In UP students of Islamic institute hosts flag on Independence day• CM Rawat hosts National flag on 72nd independence day in Uttrakhand

Michael Clarke  to miss Australia's first game against England

Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's World Cup opener against England on Saturday.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann confirmed on Thursday that Clarke, despite showing good movement, top-scoring for Australia with 64 runs and bowling two overs in a warm-up match against the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday, would not play against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Lehmann said Clarke remains on track to return for Australia's second game, against Bangladesh in Brisbane on February 21. Team medical staff have long targeted the Brisbane match for Clarke's return, but speculation had been intensifying that the Australian captain would be ready in time for the tournament opener.

"He's pulled up really well ... we're really happy with his progress," Lehmann said. "We're going to stick with the plan and he's going to play against Bangladesh."

"We had a chat, we're making sure he's 100 per cent ready to go. We're really comfortable with the decision."

Clarke, 33, had surgery on his right hamstring after being forced out of the India Test series following the first match. He has had back and hamstring issues for much of the past year.

Related News






  • Umesh Kumar

    CEO & Editor in chief, Samachar Plus

    Umesh Kumar', the name behind the succe...

  • Praveen Sahani

    Executive Editor

    Praveen Sahani is an eminent and well-k...

Top Story



Our Anchor