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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
7981
AVERAGE
44.59

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
8511
AVERAGE
50.66

Batsman

Bats Right Hand

AGE
34
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
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
245
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
149
BEST BATTING
130
BEST BOWLING
5-35
Batting
RUNS
7981
INNINGS
223
NOT OUTS
44
AVERAGE
44.59
100s
8
50s
58
Bowling
WICKETS
57
AVERAGE
37.7
ECONOMY
4.98
S/R
45.4
5W
1
10W/M
0
MATCHES
110
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
389
BEST BATTING
329
BEST BOWLING
6-9
Batting
RUNS
8511
INNINGS
189
NOT OUTS
21
AVERAGE
50.66
100s
28
50s
27
Bowling
WICKETS
31
AVERAGE
38.2
ECONOMY
2.92
S/R
78.5
5W
2
10W/M
0

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