Michael Clarke

Lara Bingle checks out new beachside home

Lara Bingle checks out new beachside homeMelbourne, Apr 4 : Aussie model Lara Bingle has been spotted checking out a new beachside home, which she will be sharing with her fiance Michael Clarke.

Bingle, 22, was dressed in thigh-high leather boots and a little black dress when she checked the pad out with another blonde, believed to be a lawyer involved in the property transaction, reports the Daily Telegraph.

Lara Bingle jets off to South Africa to be with Michael Clarke

Lara Bingle jets off to South Africa to be with Michael ClarkeMelbourne, Mar 17 : Model Lara Bingle has flown to South Africa to spend some time with Australian cricketer and fiancé Michael Clarke.

Bingle has put her social commitments on hold to be with Clarke who has few days off this week during the Australian cricket team''s South African tour, reports the Daily Telegraph.

The 21-year-old model has reportedly been flying high on the list of TV networks to host a bikini babe quest.

Clarke backs opener Hughes to perform

Michael ClarkeJohannesburg, Feb. 28 : Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke has rallied behind young opening batsman Phil Hughes, who made a fourth-ball duck on debut against South Africa.

Hughes, aged just 20, tried to cut a short ball from Dale Steyn in the first over of the match and was caught behind.

"He was disappointed," said Clarke, who made 151 in his Test debut against India in Bangalore in 2004, aged 23.

"He wanted to do really well but he''s a pretty tough cookie and it was a pretty tough wicket to make his debut on.

Michael Clarke, Lara Bingle eye $6.5m pad

Michael Clarke, Lara Bingle eye $6.5m padMelbourne, Feb 25 : Australian cricket team vice-captain Michael Clarke and fiance Lara Bingle are reportedly interested in buying a 6.5 million dollar Bondi apartment.

Last week, Bingle confirmed that Clarke''s five-bedroom pad in Lilli Pilli, in Sydney''s south, was up for auction next month, saying she wanted to move ‘closer to the city’.

Now, a source close to Clarke said that the couple is ‘very interested in a particular Bondi apartment in the 6-7 million dollar range’.

Clarke racing against time to be passed fit for first Test

Clarke racing against time to be passed fit for first TestJohannesburg, Feb. 25: Australian vice-captain Michael Clarke knows that he is racing against the clock to prove his fitness for the first Test against South Africa.

The Age quoted Clarke as saying last night that he needed to power through Australia''s final two training sessions to be seen as a guaranteed starter at the Wanderers Ground tomorrow.

He was Australia''s leading batsman against South Africa in the recent 2-1 series defeat and losing him would be a savage blow to the tourists.

Clarke likely to miss first Test against South Africa

Australian Vice-Captain Michael ClarkeJohannesburg, Feb 22 : Australian Vice-Captain Michael Clarke is likely to be ruled out of the first Test match against South Africa due to a serious back injury. The first Test match will start on Thursday.

Admitting the spasms and discomfort, Clarke had a couple of net sessions instead of playing a tour match against South Africa Board President's XI at Senwes Park.

His unavailability for the first Test match would be serious blow for Kangaroos who have lost their number one spot in recent times.