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Michael Clarke      

Full name Michael John Clarke

Born April 2, 1981, Liverpool, New South Wales

Current age 33 years 202 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 105 180 20 8240 329* 51.50 14759 55.83 27 27 929 36 125 0
ODIs 237 216 44 7751 130 45.06 9856 78.64 8 56 639 50 101 0
T20Is 34 28 5 488 67 21.21 473 103.17 0 1 29 10 13 0
First-class 174 302 30 13168 329* 48.41 44 46 190 0
List A 305 278 52 9675 130 42.80 12334 78.44 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 105 63 2387 1152 31 6/9 6/9 37.16 2.89 77.0 0 2 0
ODIs 237 105 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 174 3579 1854 42 6/9 44.14 3.10 85.2 2 0
List A 305 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 South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 19, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Aug 31, 2014 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 South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 1-5, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Aug 31, 2014 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
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
1/16, 19, 1 Australia v South Africa Port Elizabeth 20 Feb 2014 Test # 2121
23, 17* Australia v South Africa Centurion 12 Feb 2014 Test # 2119
8 Australia v England Adelaide 26 Jan 2014 ODI # 3463
34 Australia v England Sydney 19 Jan 2014 ODI # 3457
0/17, 17 Australia v England Brisbane 17 Jan 2014 ODI # 3455
43 Australia v England Melbourne 12 Jan 2014 ODI # 3454
10, 6 Australia v England Sydney 3 Jan 2014 Test # 2113
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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Oct 18, 2014

Michael Clarke was bowled for 5, Pakistan A v Australians, tour match, Sharjah, 4th day, October 18, 2014

Michael Clarke was bowled for 5

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Oct 15, 2014

Michael Clarke led Australia in order to be fit for the Tests, Pakistan A v Australians, 1st day, Sharjah, October 15, 2014

Michael Clarke led Australia in order to be fit for the Tests

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Aug 31, 2014

Michael Clarke shakes hands with Prosper Utseya, Zimbabwe v Australia, tri-series, Harare, August 31, 2014

Michael Clarke shakes hands with Prosper Utseya

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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

Tour Results
West Indies v India at Roseau - Jul 6-10, 2011
Match drawn
West Indies v India at Bridgetown - Jun 28-Jul 2, 2011
Match drawn
West Indies v India at Kingston - Jun 20-23, 2011
India won by 63 runs
West Indies v India at Kingston - Jun 16, 2011
West Indies won by 7 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
West Indies v India at North Sound - Jun 13, 2011
West Indies won by 103 runs
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