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Michael Clarke

Batter

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
8643
AVERAGE
49.11

Michael Clarke

Batter

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

Batter

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
488
AVERAGE
21.22

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox

AGE
35
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
115
DEBUT
2004
CAP NO
389
BEST BATTING
329
BEST BOWLING
6-9
Bowling
WICKETS
31
AVERAGE
38.2
ECONOMY
2.92
S/R
78.5
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
8643
INNINGS
198
NOT OUTS
22
AVERAGE
49.11
100s
28
50s
27
MATCHES
245
DEBUT
2003
CAP NO
149
BEST BATTING
130
BEST BOWLING
5-35
Bowling
WICKETS
57
AVERAGE
37.7
ECONOMY
4.98
S/R
45.4
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
7981
INNINGS
223
NOT OUTS
44
AVERAGE
44.59
100s
8
50s
58
MATCHES
34
DEBUT
2005
CAP NO
1
BEST BATTING
67
BEST BOWLING
1-2
Bowling
WICKETS
6
AVERAGE
37.5
ECONOMY
8.65
S/R
26
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
488
INNINGS
28
NOT OUTS
5
AVERAGE
21.22
100s
0
50s
1

Clarke discusses grade return and young leggie

Former Test and ODI captain Michael Clarke discusses his return to Sydney Premier Cricket and the future of 16-year-old Sandeep Lamichhane


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Yes Moments: Clarke bowls Australia to victory

Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke recalls that magical SCG afternoon in 2008 when the young pup took three wickets in an over to secure a famous win against India


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How did they miss from there?

Kane Richardson, Shane Watson, Michael Clarke and Dwayne Bravo all feature in our long list of players who simply couldn't miss - but did


Clarke backs Khawaja for Test recall

Elegant left-hander to slot back into the starting Test XI to face South Africa


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Clarke stranded on 99no in grade return

Former Test and ODI skipper finishes one short of a century for Western Suburbs in Sydney Premier Cricket


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Clarke's protege eyes BBL dream

Sandeep Lamichhane, brought to Australia by former skipper Michael Clarke, impresses in first match in Australia