2012 Review

Michael Clarke      

Full name Michael John Clarke

Born April 2, 1981, Liverpool, New South Wales

Current age 34 years 153 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 115 198 22 8643 329* 49.10 15456 55.92 28 27 978 39 134 0
ODIs 245 223 44 7981 130 44.58 10104 78.98 8 58 665 53 106 0
T20Is 34 28 5 488 67 21.21 473 103.17 0 1 29 10 13 0
First-class 188 327 33 13826 329* 47.02 45 48 203 0
List A 313 285 52 9905 130 42.51 12582 78.72 9 73 132 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 115 65 2435 1184 31 6/9 6/9 38.19 2.91 78.5 0 2 0
ODIs 245 106 2585 2146 57 5/35 5/35 37.64 4.98 45.3 1 1 0
T20Is 34 15 156 225 6 1/2 1/2 37.50 8.65 26.0 0 0 0
First-class 188 3627 1886 42 6/9 44.90 3.11 86.3 2 0
List A 313 3295 2689 84 5/35 5/35 32.01 4.89 39.2 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 England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 19, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 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 England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 20-23, 2015 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Mar 29, 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
15 Australia v England The Oval 20 Aug 2015 Test # 2178
10, 13 Australia v England Nottingham 6 Aug 2015 Test # 2175
10, 3 Australia v England Birmingham 29 Jul 2015 Test # 2173
16, 44* Australians v Derbyshire Derby 23 Jul 2015 FC
7, 32* Australia v England Lord's 16 Jul 2015 Test # 2171
38, 4 Australia v England Cardiff 8 Jul 2015 Test # 2170
0, 77 Australians v Essex Chelmsford 1 Jul 2015 FC
56, 47 Australians v Kent Canterbury 25 Jun 2015 FC
47, 14* Australia v West Indies Kingston 11 Jun 2015 Test # 2166
18, 0/8 Australia v West Indies Roseau 3 Jun 2015 Test # 2164
Profile

A batsman of great talent and enormous ambition, Michael Clarke emerged in Australia's golden years, was with them through the troughs that followed, and eventually led them back to the No.1 Test ranking. At his peak Clarke was ranked the best Test batsman in the world, testament not only to his skill but his hard work in overcoming a chronic back injury that caused him progressively more trouble as his career advanced. Also an intuitive, aggressive captain, Clarke took over from Ricky Ponting in 2011 and while the team did not always run harmoniously during his tenure, he was at the helm for an Ashes whitewash in 2013-14 and a World Cup triumph in 2015. His retirement came at the end of a lost Ashes campaign in England in 2015, but he could be satisfied with a career punctuated by fine achievements.

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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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Aug 23, 2015

The departing Michael Clarke is congratulated by Alastair Cook, England v Australia, 5th Investec Ashes Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2015

The departing Michael Clarke is congratulated by Alastair Cook

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Aug 23, 2015

Michael Clarke ended his international career with a big win, England v Australia, 5th Investec Ashes Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2015

Michael Clarke ended his international career with a big win

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Aug 23, 2015

Michael Clarke walks through a guard of honour, England v Australia, 5th Investec Ashes Test, The Oval, 4th day, August 23, 2015

Michael Clarke walks through a guard of honour

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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

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