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Michael Clarke      

Full name Michael John Clarke

Born April 2, 1981, Liverpool, New South Wales

Current age 33 years 336 days

Major teams Australia, Hampshire, New South Wales, Pune Warriors

Nickname Pup, Clarkey

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 1.78 m

Michael John Clarke
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 108 186 20 8432 329* 50.79 15036 56.07 28 27 955 36 125 0
ODIs 239 218 44 7774 130 44.67 9894 78.57 8 56 641 50 101 0
T20Is 34 28 5 488 67 21.21 473 103.17 0 1 29 10 13 0
First-class 177 308 30 13360 329* 48.05 45 46 190 0
List A 307 280 52 9698 130 42.53 12372 78.38 9 71 127 0
Twenty20 46 40 5 737 67 21.05 681 108.22 0 1 57 12 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 108 64 2423 1176 31 6/9 6/9 37.93 2.91 78.1 0 2 0
ODIs 239 105 2555 2132 56 5/35 5/35 38.07 5.00 45.6 1 1 0
T20Is 34 15 156 225 6 1/2 1/2 37.50 8.65 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 177 3615 1878 42 6/9 44.71 3.11 86.0 2 0
List A 307 3265 2675 83 5/35 5/35 32.22 4.91 39.3 1 1 0
Twenty20 46 24 273 368 9 1/2 1/2 40.88 8.08 30.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Oct 6-10, 2004 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 19, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 28, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Oct 31, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1999/00
Last First-class Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 9-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 28, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders at Pune, May 19, 2012 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 28 Feb 2015 ODI # 3617
64, 0/5 Australia v U.A.E. Melbourne 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
0/6, 34 Aust XI v Bangladeshis Brisbane 5 Feb 2015 Other OD
128, 7 Australia v India Adelaide 9 Dec 2014 Test # 2148
11 Australia v South Africa Perth 14 Nov 2014 ODI # 3545
0/24, 47, 5 Australia v Pakistan Abu Dhabi 30 Oct 2014 Test # 2142
2, 3 Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
10, 5 Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
68*, 0/2 Australia v Zimbabwe Harare 31 Aug 2014 ODI # 3521
161*, 0, 0/7 Australia v South Africa Cape Town 1 Mar 2014 Test # 2122
Profile

As a young man Michael Clarke could do anything with the bat, but he has matured into one of the game's most professional, reliable and focussed players, and has been entrusted with the task of leading the Test team out of a trough. Clarke learned a year into his Test career that he had to shed the flourishes that made him a golden child in order to shine consistently at elite level. Breathtaking centuries on debut away and at home stamped him as a shot-maker to savour, but he is now a calculated player who is his country's most effective run-maker in the five-day game.

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Timeline
    • January 19, 2003
      An early, promising start
      • Makes his ODI debut as a 21-year-old in the 2002-03 VB Series, keeps his head when four wickets go down for eight runs to steer Australia to victory over England in Adelaide.
    • May 21, 2003
      International cricket remains easy
      • Picks up the Man-of-the-Match award in only his second one-dayer for an assured, unbeaten 75 and three vital catches against West Indies in St Lucia, to help extend Australian winning streak to 20 ODIs.
    • November 18, 2003
      Remarkable rise continues
      • Adds to his burgeoning reputation with a solid one-day tri-series in India, culminating in a Man-of-the-Match performance in the final in Kolkata. He thrashes a 28-ball 44 before his two middle-order strikes suck the momentum out of the Indian chase.
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Feb 28, 2015

What just happened? Michael Clarke was part of a middle-order slump, New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland, February 28, 2015

What just happened? Michael Clarke was part of a middle-order slump

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Feb 28, 2015

Michael Clarke leads his team onto the field, New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland, February 28, 2015

Michael Clarke leads his team onto the field

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Feb 28, 2015

Australia's rendition of the national anthem, New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland, February 28, 2015

Australia's rendition of the national anthem

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Notes

Allan Border Medal - 2005, 2009, 2012, 2013

Australian Test Player of the Year - 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2010

Wisden Leading Cricketer of the Year 2013

ICC Cricketer of the Year 2013

ICC Test Player of the Year 2013

Country Fixtures Country Results
26th Match, Pool A: Australia v Afghanistan at Perth - Mar 4
Australia 417/6 Afghanistan 94/4 (19.4/50 ov)
NSW v Tasmania at Sydney
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 18:30 EST -1d | 17:30 CST -1d | 15:30 PST -1d)
Queensland v West Aust at Brisbane
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST -1d | 18:00 CST -1d | 16:00 PST -1d)
Victoria v South Aust at Adelaide
Mar 5-8, 2015 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 19:00 EST -1d | 18:00 CST -1d | 16:00 PST -1d)
32nd Match, Pool A: Australia v Sri Lanka at Sydney
Mar 8, 2015 (14:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 22:30 EST -1d | 21:30 CST -1d | 19:30 PST -1d)
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