Haddin - promotion beckons.

Haddin to captain if Clarke absent

Wicketkeeper-batsman Brad Haddin will captain Australia in next month's Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates, if regular skipper Michael Clarke is absent.

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Aussies lose Clarke for UAE ODIs

Captain Michael Clarke has been ruled out of Australia's ODI series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates due to a recurring hamstring injury.

Rogers - Adaptable.

Rogers: Aussies relieved not to face Ajmal

Australia Test opener Chris Rogers feels his side will cope well with the spin from Pakistan in the upcoming tour to the UAE, and that they will adapt to the conditions, even without Saeed Ajmal to face.

Bailey - Aiming to improve.

Bailey: It's a fresh start for Kings XI Punjab

Kings XI Punjab captain George Bailey is looking forward to his side's first Champions League T20, having finished second in the IPL to qualify, but says this will be a new tournament with a new mindset.

Boof - Get rid of chuckers.

Lehmann supports 'chucking' crackdown

Australia coach Darren Lehmann is pleased with the way the ICC are going about stamping out illegal bowling, saying it's good to enforce the rules in a serious way.