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Michael

Clarke

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

Captained Australia to the under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2000 and four years later became the 12th Australian to score a century in his Test debut.

RUNS
8297
AVERAGE
50.59

Michael

Clarke

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

Did you know?

Captained Australia to the under-19 World Cup in Sri Lanka in 2000 and four years later became the 12th Australian to score a century in his Test debut.

RUNS
7762
AVERAGE
44.87

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
33
HEIGHT
178CM
BORN

Liverpool, NSW

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

NSW

NSW
LOCAL CLUB

Western Suburbs

Bio

Having burst onto the international scene as a 23-year-old with a century on Test debut, the man known as ‘Pup’ has matured into the top dog of Australian cricket.

Clarke’s batting has reached record-breaking levels since taking over as captain, and the summer of 2013-14 saw him lead his side back to the summit of Test cricket.

Imaginative and attacking captaincy has been an impressive feature of Clarke’s reign as skipper, and his leadership qualities were there for all to see during Australia’s Ashes whitewash and series victory in South Africa.

That famous win against the Proteas also included arguably Clarke’s greatest performance as a batsman. The skipper finished unbeaten on 161 at Newlands after bravely surviving a brutal spell from Morne Morkel, with scans later revealing he had played most of the innings with a fractured shoulder.

Having been harshly targeted by some fans when victories were hard to come by, Clarke has successfully turned the tide of public opinion in his favour.

MATCHES
107
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
389
BEST BATTING
329
BEST BOWLING
6-9
Batting
RUNS
8297
INNINGS
184
NOT OUTS
20
AVERAGE
50.59
100s
27
50s
27
Bowling
WICKETS
31
AVERAGE
37.94
ECONOMY
2.91
S/R
78.2
5W
2
10W/M
0
MATCHES
238
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
149
BEST BATTING
130
BEST BOWLING
5-35
Batting
RUNS
7762
INNINGS
217
NOT OUTS
44
AVERAGE
44.87
100s
8
50s
56
Bowling
WICKETS
56
AVERAGE
38.07
ECONOMY
5.01
S/R
45.6
5W
1
10W/M
0
MATCHES
34
DEBUT
-
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
67
BEST BOWLING
1-2
Batting
RUNS
488
INNINGS
28
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
21.22
100s
0
50s
1
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
37.5
ECONOMY
8.65
S/R
26
5W
0
10W/M
0
MATCHES
176
DEBUT
1999
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
329
BEST BOWLING
6-9
Batting
RUNS
13225
INNINGS
306
NOT OUTS
30
AVERAGE
47.92
100s
44
50s
46
Bowling
WICKETS
42
AVERAGE
44.71
ECONOMY
3.12
S/R
86.1
5W
2
10W/M
0
MATCHES
39
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
101
BEST BOWLING
3-20
Batting
RUNS
1058
INNINGS
36
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
34.13
100s
1
50s
7
Bowling
WICKETS
16
AVERAGE
18
ECONOMY
4.26
S/R
25.4
5W
0
10W/M
0

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