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Michael Clarke

Full Name  Michael John Clarke
Born  (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981 (age 33)
Birth Place  Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Role  Batsman, Australian Test and ODI captain
Name  Michael Clarke
Career start  1999
Siblings  Leanne Clarke
Nickname  Pup
National team   Australia
Height  178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Slow left-arm orthodox
Spouse  Kyly Clarke (m. 2012)
Parents  Debbie Clarke, Les Clarke

Michael Clarke (Cricketer)
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 108 238 177 306
Runs scored 8,432 7,762 13,360 9,686
Batting average 50.79 44.86 48.05 42.66
100s/50s 28/27 8/56 45/46 9/71
Top score 329* 130 329* 130
Balls bowled 2,423 2,555 3,615 3,265
Wickets 31 56 42 83
Bowling average 37.93 38.07 44.71 32.22
5 wickets in innings 2 1 2 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/9 5/35 6/9 5/35
Catches/stumpings 125/– 101/– 190/– 127/–

Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981) is a professional Australian cricketer and the captain of the Australian cricket team for Test cricket. Nicknamed "Pup", he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher. He represents New South Wales at a domestic level. In January 2011, Clarke stood down as captain of the Australian Twenty20 cricket team to concentrate on his Test and ODI performance. On 22 November 2012, Clarke scored a double century at the Adelaide Oval, making him the only Test batsman to ever achieve four double centuries in a calendar year.

He won the Sir Garfield Sobers Trophy, thereby winning the Cricketer of the Year 2013 and also the Test Cricketer of the Year 2013. He led Australia to a 5–0 whitewash of England in the 2013–14 Ashes series. He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2010 Wisden Cricketers Almanack. He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2012 in 2013 Wisden Cricketers Almanack.


Michael Clarke (Cricketer) playing cricket

Michael Clarke made his first class debut for New South Wales as an eighteen-year-old in the 1999–2000 Sheffield Shield (then called the Pura Milk Cup). He made his One Day International debut in January 2003 against England at Adelaide and his Test debut for Australia in October 2004 against India. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1999–2000. Clarke also played at an English Club Team in 2002 (Ramsbottom Cricket Club).

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On 1 May 2012 Clarke made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Pune Warriors India.

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Captaincy of Australia

Clarke was named as captain of Australias Twenty20 side in October 2009, taking over from the retired Ricky Ponting. In January 2011, Clarke was named as stand-in captain for the fifth Test of the 2010-11 Ashes Series at the SCG, replacing the injured Ricky Ponting. He announced his retirement from Twenty20 International cricket on 7 January 2011, to concentrate on the longer forms of the game. When Ponting stood down from the captaincy of the Australian Test and ODI sides after the 2011 World Cup, Clarke was appointed as his permanent replacement in both roles.

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Personal life

Michael Clarke (Cricketer) family

During the Australian Cricket tour of New Zealand in March 2010, Clarke left the tour to return to Sydney for "personal reasons". In a late night press conference on 12 March 2010, Clarkes management confirmed he and then-fiancée, model Lara Bingle, had decided to terminate their engagement. Speaking to GQ Australia in November 2010, Clarke said of his decision to leave the tour of New Zealand, "My decision that I made there, was what I thought was right. I respect playing for my country that much that I thought, if I’m going to let anybody down, I shouldn’t be here — there’s somebody else who could be doing a better job than me. Going home was the right decision at the time for me. I don’t regret that decision."

Clarke married model and presenter Kyly Boldy on 15 May 2012.

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