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Full name Michael Alexander Carberry
Born September 29, 1980, Croydon, Surrey
Current age 34 years 156 days
Major teams England, England Lions, Hampshire, Kent, Marylebone Cricket Club, Surrey, Surrey Cricket Board
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education St John Rigby College
|Test debut||Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Mar 12-16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Ireland v England at Dublin, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Only T20I||England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Leicestershire at Southampton, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Hampshire at Beckenham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Canberra, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|9*||Scorchers||v Syd Sixers||Canberra||28 Jan 2015||T20|
|50||Scorchers||v Melb Stars||Perth||25 Jan 2015||T20|
|-||Scorchers||v Melb Stars||Melbourne||21 Jan 2015||T20|
|1||Scorchers||v Hurricanes||Hobart||11 Jan 2015||T20|
|77*||Scorchers||v Heat||Perth||8 Jan 2015||T20|
|11||Scorchers||v Strikers||Adelaide||6 Jan 2015||T20|
|69*||Scorchers||v Syd Thunder||Perth||1 Jan 2015||T20|
|5||Scorchers||v Syd Sixers||Sydney||29 Dec 2014||T20|
|17||Scorchers||v Melb Reneg||Perth||26 Dec 2014||T20|
|27||Scorchers||v Strikers||Perth||22 Dec 2014||T20|
Michael Carberry, a strokemaking left-hander, appeared to have revitalised his international career following a blood clot on the lung in 2010. But having been jettisoned after England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash in January 2014, it appears to be over. He may just be glad to still have a professional career at all.
The illness ruled him out of the England Performance Programme trip to Australia over the winter of 2010-11 just as he gained a foothold in the England side - he made his Test debut in Bangladesh in place of the rested Andrew Strauss earlier in the year.
It was a long road back. Carberry missed the first three months of the 2011 season but then returned to the Hampshire side with startling effect: he scored an unbeaten 300 during a Championship match against Yorkshire and shared in a third-wicket partnership of 523 with Neil McKenzie. Following his illness he was unable to take long-haul flights but he remained on England's radar with the selectors naming him in their Lions side to face the touring West Indies in May 2012.
In 2013, Carberry enjoyed a strong summer in one-day cricket with over 500 runs in the T20 competition, including a century in the quarter-final win over Lancashire. He was picked for England's ODI in Ireland and retained for the Australia series. He made only one half-century but England picked him to tour Australia and Carberry made his Test comeback. He did not disgrace himself despite England's whitewash but the selectors decide to enter a new era without him and Carberry's international career was effectively ended.
He began in county cricket at Kent, and then Surrey but became frustrated with a lack of opportunity and moved to Hampshire in 2006. The move did the trick and he made over 1000 first-class runs in a season for first time in 2007, a performance that earned him a call-up to the England Lions tour of India in early 2008 where he scored two hundreds and was also one of three centurions in the Lions' game against New Zealand in May 2008.
His reputation in domestic cricket continued to grow, and he scored 1251 runs at 69.50 in 12 County Championship in the 2009 season, with four hundreds - the highlight being a fluent 204 against Warwickshire at the Rose Bowl - until a broken finger ruled him out of the end of the campaign. But it was enough to earn a Test call up and he made his debut in Chittagong in March 2010. That summer he made 1385 runs before illness cruelly put back his progress.
NBC Denis Compton Award 1999
NBC Denis Compton Award 2000
AB de Villiers returned to give West Indies another hammering, this time at the SCG