Michael Clarke


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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.


Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Left Arm Orthodox


Liverpool, NSW






Western Suburbs


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.

WWOS commentators on Australia's Ashes squad

Former Australian players and current Wide World of Sport commentators Mark Taylor, Ian Healy and Michael Clarke give their thoughts on Australia's 'bold' Ashes squad selection.

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KP on the real 'ball of the century'?

England legend Kevin Pietersen didn't like bowling, but here he looks back on how the ball that did it all unraveled gun Aussie batsman Michael Clarke

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Clarke's commentator's curse denies Williamson century

Kane Williamson was able to have a chuckle with former Australia captain Michael Clarke, who put the mozz on the Kiwi in the IPL with a classic commentator's curse

Clarke, Cup glory and the freedom of youth

Australia's 2015 World Cup winning captain looks back on a famous triumph, completed with a group of young 'superstars'

A man, a plan, a yorker: Starc's iconic Cup moment

Five years on, the key Aussies involved look back at the plot they hatched to dismiss Brendon McCullum in the World Cup final

Michael Clarke's 10 best Test centuries

From Cape Town to Chennai and that memorable performance at the SCG, we look back at 10 of the best from the former skipper