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Michael Clarke

Pup, Clarkey

  • Clarke

Right Hand bat

Left Arm Orthodox

DOB
02/04/1981
Height / Weight
178cm / 78kg
Born in
Liverpool, NSW
State
NSW
  • Cap number
    • Test 389
    • ODI 149
Bat Brand
Spartan
Club
Western Suburbs

Profile

 

From Pup to Top Dog

Having announced himself with a precocious Test debut century in 2004 and as the final surviving link to Australia’s dominant era of the late 20th and early 21st Centuries, Michael Clarke has matured into his nation’s most reliable cricket talent.

The fact that his unbeaten 329 sparked a run of four 200-plus Test innings in 2012 underscores his world-class as a batsman, and as a captain he has shown a capacity for flair and intuition albeit with a team that remains in a rebuilding phase and has not delivered the results he was once accustomed to.

The ongoing concern for Clarke is a chronic back injury that is more a legacy of a youthful preoccupation with becoming a fast bowler than the burden of carrying his team’s batting aspirations.

As he likes to point out, the condition has only cost him one Test in almost a decade, so he clearly knows how to manage the problem. Which is good news for his country, which at least for the foreseeable future might well struggle to manage meaningful totals without him.

Key Stats

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105 Matches
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 105 180 20 8240 329 51.50 55.83 27 27 125 0
ODI 236 215 43 7683 130 44.67 78.78 8 55 100 0
Twenty20 Int 34 28 5 488 67 21.22 103.17 0 1 13 0
First-Class 174 302 30 13168 329 48.41 57.1 44 46 190 0
Aus One-day dom 39 36 5 1058 101 34.13 71.58 1 7 11 0
Aus Twenty20 6 6 0 98 41 16.33 104.26 0 0 1 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 105 2387 1152 31 6/9 6/9 37.16 2.90 77.0 2 0
ODI 236 2549 2130 56 5/35 5/35 38.04 5.01 45.5 1 0
Twenty20 Int 34 156 225 6 1/2 1/2 37.50 8.65 26.0 0 0
First-Class 174 3579 1854 42 6/9 6/9 44.14 3.11 85.2 2 0
Aus One-day dom 39 406 288 16 3/20 3/20 18.00 4.26 25.4 0 0
Aus Twenty20 6 66 67 2 1/12 1/12 33.50 6.09 33.0 0 0

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