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Michael Clarke (cricketer)

Michael Clarke
Clarke in January 2009
Personal information
Full name Michael John Clarke
Born (1981-04-02) 2 April 1981
Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname Pup, Clarkey
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Batsman, Former Australian captain
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 389) 6 October 2004 v India
Last Test 20 August 2015 v England
ODI debut (cap 149) 19 January 2003 v England
Last ODI 29 March 2015 v New Zealand
ODI shirt no. 23
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000– New South Wales
2004 Hampshire
2011–2014 Sydney Thunder
2012–2013 Pune Warriors India
2015 Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 115 245 188 313
Runs scored 8,643 7,981 13,826 9,905
Batting average 49.10 44.58 47.02 42.51
100s/50s 28/27 8/58 45/48 9/73
Top score 329* 130 329* 130
Balls bowled 2,435 2,585 3,627 3,295
Wickets 31 57 42 84
Bowling average 38.19 37.64 44.90 32.01
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 134/– 106/– 203/– 132/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 24 August 2015

Michael John Clarke (born 2 April 1981), is a former international cricketer and captain of Australia. He is widely considered one of Australia's greatest ever batsmen.

He led Australia to their 5th Cricket World Cup triumph, when his team defeated New Zealand in the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the MCG.[2] Under his captaincy, Australia whitewashed arch-rivals England 5-0 during the 2013–14 Ashes series down-under & also gained the No. 1 Test ranking from South Africa after a long span of 4 years and 9 months (from August 2009 to April 2014), when Australia defeated South Africa 2-1 in a 3 match Test series, during Australia's tour of South Africa in 2014. His ODI shirt number of 23 was passed on to him by Shane Warne after his international retirement. Nicknamed "Pup", he is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher. He represented 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.[3]

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.[4] He led Australia to a 5–0 whitewash of England in the 2013–14 Ashes series for the first time since 2006–07 Ashes series. He was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2010 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.[5] He was named Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for the year 2012 in 2013 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack.[6]

After announcing he would retire from One Day cricket after the end of the 2015 Cricket World Cup, Clarke starred in the final against New Zealand top scoring with a score of 74 off 72 balls, as Australia won their fifth World Cup title. He was bowled when nine runs were required to win and received a standing ovation from the 93,013 strong MCG crowd after his dismissal.

On August 8, 2015, Clarke announced that he would retire from all forms of cricket after the final test of the Ashes Series following a difficult series in terms of both his and the team's performance. Australia suffered a crushing defeat of an innings and 78 runs thus losing the Ashes. This was Clarke's fourth successive Ashes loss in England overall and his second as captain.[7][8]


  • Career 1
    • International career 1.1
    • Captaincy of Australia 1.2
  • Personal life 2
  • Career highlights 3
    • Tests 3.1
    • One-Day Internationals 3.2
  • Awards 4
    • Test Awards 4.1
      • Player of the Series Awards 4.1.1
      • Man of the Match Awards 4.1.2
    • ODI Awards 4.2
      • Player of the Series Awards 4.2.1
      • ODI Man of the Match 4.2.2
    • Twenty20 International Awards 4.3
      • Man of the Match Awards 4.3.1
  • References 5
  • Further reading 6
  • External links 7


Michael Clarke made his first class debut for New South Wales as a seventeen-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.[9] He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1999–2000.[10] Clarke also played at an English Club Team in 2002 (Ramsbottom Cricket Club).

On 1 May 2012 Clarke made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Pune Warriors India.[11]

In 2013 Clarke was named captain of the Sydney Thunder in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash League.[12] Due to international commitments and injury,[13][14] Clarke did not play any games for the Thunder and they went on to lose all eight games and finish bottom of the ladder.[15]

International career

Clarke was chosen to make his Test debut against India at Bangalore, in October 2004, despite having a first-class average below 40. He succeeded on debut, scoring 151 and consequently helping Australia to victory, invoking comparisons to past Australian batsmen such as Doug Walters and Mark Waugh. The innings, felt Peter Roebuck, was especially notable for its aggression and freedom. "Not that the assault was reckless," he added. "Indeed the control was impressive. Clarke calculated the risks and took his brains with him down the track. Of course he need [sic] a bit of luck, was plumb in front in the nineties, but few begrudged him his hundred. And everyone except his weary foes celebrated with him and his tearful family when he reached three figures. After all, he had advanced both the match and the game."[16]

Clarke batting for Australia in 2009

Clarke went on to play a major part leading both the batting and bowling averages for the series in Australia's 2–1 series victory, their first in India in over thirty years, contributing figures of 6 for 9 off 6.2 overs in the Fourth Test, which Australia lost. On his return to Australia he made another debut century, his first home Test in Brisbane against New Zealand, becoming one of the few Test cricketers to have achieved the feat of Test centuries on both their home and away debuts. In recognition of his performance in the 2004 calendar year, he was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2005.

Clarke's poor form during the 2005 Ashes series and his failure to score a Test century for over a year saw him dropped from the Test team in late 2005. Clarke had previously remarked that one of his career aims was to never be dropped from the Test team. In early 2006, after making his first first-class double century and scoring heavily in ODIs, Clarke was recalled for the tour of South Africa. He was then picked over Andrew Symonds for the April 2006 Tests against Bangladesh. Two consecutive centuries in the second and third Ashes Tests while Shane Watson was injured helped Australia to regain the Ashes and cemented Clarke's position in the Test team.

Clarke then helped Australia retain the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies where they did not lose a game. After Damien Martyn's retirement he was elevated to number five in the batting line up. He had a superb tournament making four 50s including a 92 and a 93* against the Netherlands and South Africa. He also made an unbeaten 60 against South Africa in the semi final to guide Australia into the final at Barbados, against Sri Lanka.

Clarke faced only four balls for three runs in the ICC World Twenty20, when Australia were knocked out by India in the semi final. Two weeks later he made 130 against India in the first of a seven-match ODI series. He did not maintain that form in the remaining 6 matches mustering up just one fifty. He opened the batting in the final two games after a hip injury ruled out Matthew Hayden and he made two golden ducks. In the tour-ending Twenty20 match Clarke dropped back down the order with the return of Hayden, and scored 25 not out in a heavy defeat.

On 9 November 2007, Clarke notched up his fifth Test century against Sri Lanka in a two Test series. Clarke shared a 245 run partnership with Mike Hussey at the Gabba in Brisbane, Hussey departed on 133 but Clarke went on and had a partnership with Symonds who made 53*, the pair were unbeaten when Ricky Ponting declared the innings, Clarke top scoring with 145 not out. On 5 December 2007, Cricket Australia named Clarke as captain of Australia for their one-off Twenty20 game against New Zealand in Perth, after deciding to rest Ponting and Hayden.[17]

Michael Clarke on his way to 99* against England at the Oval in 2010

On 6 January 2008, Clarke dismissed Harbhajan Singh, RP Singh and Ishant Sharma in the second last over of the day, with just eight minutes remaining, to claim the final three wickets and win the Test match for Australia (at one stage he was on a hat trick, dismissing Harbhajan Singh and RP Singh on consecutive deliveries). His innings figures were 3 for 5 in 1.5 overs. Australian captain Ricky Ponting had declared that morning, setting India a total of 333 to chase and allowing Australia arguably too little time to bowl out the visitors. Clarke's wickets ensured that Australia retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008 and kept their world record equalling 16 match win streak alive.

After the retirement of Adam Gilchrist, in April 2008 Clarke was named vice-captain of the Australian side.[18] Clarke missed the start of Australia's 2008 tour of the West Indies following the death of Bingle's father, meaning Hussey took over as vice-captain for the start of the tour. Soon after Clarke joined up with the squad, he scored a century in the second Test in Antigua, going on to captain the side in the final two One Day Internationals, both of which were won, in the absence through injury of Ponting.

Clarke with Mitchell Johnson in 2009.

He was named man of the series in the two-Test series against New Zealand in Australia with scores of 110, 98 and 10, as well as being the top run-scorer in the three-Test series against South Africa in Australia. Clarke won the 2009 Allan Border Medal in a tie with Ricky Ponting both scoring 41 points, and was named Test Cricketer of the Year.

Clarke's results in international matches[19]
  Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result
Test [20] 115 64 32 19 0 -
ODI [21] 245 167 64 - 1 13
T20I [22] 34 18 14 1 1
Last Updated: August 23, 2015

Clarke has been unpopular with some members of the public.[23][24][25] Some of the criticism revolves around his batting position at number five in Australia's Test line-up, with detractors accusing him of using much more inexperienced batsmen to protect him by having them bat higher up the order.[26][27]

Clarke has won the Allan Border Medal, considered to be the most prestigious individual prize in Australian cricket, four times, in 2005, 2009 (jointly with Ricky Ponting), 2012 and 2013. Only Ponting has won it as many times.

In Feb 2015, just before the start of the World Cup, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that while Clarke should lead the team in the World Cup, he should hand over the reins of captaincy to Steven Smith after the event.[28]

Captaincy of Australia

Michael Clarke's record as captain
  Matches Won Lost Drawn Tied No result Win %
Test [29] 47 24 16 7 0 51.06%
ODI [30] 74 50 21 - - 3 67.57%
T20I [31] 18 12 4 1 1 66.67%
Last Updated: August 23, 2015

Clarke was named as captain of Australia's Twenty20 side in October 2009,[32][33] taking over from Ricky Ponting, who retired from Twenty20 International cricket in order to prolong his career.[34][35] 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.[36] 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.[37]

In January 2012, in the second Test of Australia's home series against India and after a string of Test centuries since becoming captain, Clarke became the first Australian batsman since Matthew Hayden in 2003 to score a triple hundred. He joined with Ricky Ponting (134) in a partnership of 288, then added 334 with Michael Hussey (150*) before declaring on 329*, having started his innings with the score at 37/3.[38] This match against India was the 100th test to be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground, and Clarke's score was both the highest ever made in an Australia-India test (surpassing V. V. S. Laxman's 281 from the 2000/01 season) and the highest ever achieved at the ground. The ground high score record had been held for more than a century by Englishman Reg "Tip" Foster's 287 scored in the 1903/04 season.[39] Clarke led Australia to a 4–0 win and was named the player of the series,[40] having scored 626 runs at an average of 125.20.[41] He joined his triple century in Sydney with a double-century (210) in the first innings of the fourth Test in Adelaide. His 386-run partnership with Ponting (who scored 221) was the fourth-highest in Australian Test history.[42] Following the Frank Worrell Trophy 2012, Ian Chappell said Clarke "is quickly establishing a well-deserved reputation for brave and aggressive captaincy. His entertaining approach is based on one premise: trying to win the match from the opening delivery. This should be the aim of all international captains, but sadly it isn't."[43]

Three weeks before 2013 Ashes Series, Michael Clarke requested to stand down from his role as a selector, which also coincided with the sacking of coach Mickey Arthur and the naming of Darren Lehmann as his successor. After the first Ashes Test against England at Gabba, Clarke was fined by ICC for using abusive language towards James Anderson.[44] He regained the coveted Ashes on 17 December 2013 at Perth after four years, and subsequently led Australia to a 5–0 whitewash of England in the 2013–14 Ashes series.[45]

Australia 5th Time World Champions won under the captaincy of Clarke

Clarke had been struggling with injuries in 2014, and it was evident with the loss against Zimbabwe in the triangular series, after which he returned home for treatment having aggravated his hamstring injury.[46] Later in the year, during the first Test in Adelaide Oval on the first Test since the death of Phillip Hughes. Clarke initially retired hurt at 60 after re-injuring his back, an issue he has had since his teenage years, then returned to score 128 on the first innings, but he went off the field again after tearing his right hamstring while fielding on the fifth day. After the win, Clarke has hinted that his cricketing career may be over after he ruled himself out for the rest of the series.[47] Steve Smith was appointed as captain for the remainder of the series against India in Clarke's absence.[48]

On 24 December 2014, Clarke joined Channel Nine's commentary team for the Boxing Day Test.[49] Clarke captained the Australian team for 2015 Cricket World Cup, where Australia co-hosts the tournament with New Zealand.Australia defeated New Zealand in final and won the World Cup under the captaincy of Michael Clarke. This was Australia's fifth World Cup and the first team to won 5 World Cups.

Clarke announced that he would retire from One Day Cricket at the conclusion of the 2015 Cricket World Cup.[50][51] Clarke played 244 ODIs, made 7907 runs at an average of 44.42 with 8 centuries and 58 half-centuries. He led his country in 73 matches, of which Australia won 49.[52]

Clarke announced that he would retire from all forms of cricket at the end of 2015 Ashes series after losing the 4th match and losing all of his away Ashes series as a player and captain. In the 5th match, where Australia gained a consolation win, it marked the first and only time where Clarke had enforced the follow-on.

Personal life

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, Clarke's management confirmed he and then-fiancée, model Lara Bingle (now Worthington), had decided to terminate their engagement.[53] 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."[54]

Clarke married model and presenter Kyly Boldy on 15 May 2012.[55][56] On 8 July 2015, the couple announced that they are expecting their first child.

He was very close to former Australian test opener Phil Hughes, and was very grieved at the 25 year old's untimely passing after being hit in the neck by a bouncer during a Sheffield Shield game. He considered Hughes as a brother, even when he has no blood brothers.[57] He requested Cricket Australia to retire Hughes' jersey number, 64, which was accepted. He also offered support to Sean Abbott, laying no blame or fault against him, and offering to be his batting practice buddy when he feels ready to bowl again.[58] Michael Clarke is known for being a good sport and has supported the best young cricket players in the nation such as Jaden Mill and Shehan Sinnetamby.

Career highlights


  • Clarke's debut Test score of 151 was made against India in Bangalore, 2004–05;[59] he then made 141 against New Zealand in November 2004 on his debut on home-soil at the Gabba (Brisbane, Australia),[60] making him the only Australian to score a century on both home and away debuts.
  • His best Test bowling figures of 6 for 9 (6.2) came against India, Mumbai, 2004–05.[61]
  • His first Ashes century came in December 2006, when he hit 124 at the Adelaide Oval to help Australia to victory.[62]
  • He dismissed India's last three batsman in five balls on the fifth day of the 2nd Test against India on 6 January 2008.[63]
  • He won Australian Man of the Series in the 2009 Ashes Series. He was nominated by England team director Andy Flower for his "excellent batting".
  • He was named full-time one-day and Test captain of Australia on 29 March 2011.[64]
  • Clarke's highest Test batting score of 329* was made on 5 January 2012 against India. This is the highest Test match batting score at the Sydney Cricket Ground,[39] and the fourth best Test match batting score of all time by an Australian.[65]
  • Clarke followed up his 329* in Sydney with 210 in Adelaide, thereby joining Don Bradman and Wally Hammond as the only players to have made a triple century and a double century in the same series.[66]
  • Clarke's score of 259* made at the Gabba on 9 November 2012 against South Africa is the highest Test score at the ground.[67]
  • Clarke is the only Test batsman to reach four double centuries in a single calendar year, with a double century (230) at the Adelaide Oval on 22 November 2012.[68]
An innings-by-innings breakdown of Clarke's Test match batting career as at 5 January 2012, showing runs scored (bars – not out innings in orange, others in blue) and the career to-date batting average (red line). An alternative image showing a 10 innings moving average is also available.

One-Day Internationals

  • Clarke's highest ODI batting score of 130 was made against India, at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore, 2007
  • His best ODI bowling figures of 5 for 35 came against Sri Lanka, at Dambulla, 2003–04
  • He was the captain of Australia for the 2009 One Dayers as well as Twenty20 matches vs England
  • He was named full-time one-day and test captain of Australia on 29 March 2011.
A match-by-match breakdown of Clarke's ODI batting career as at 23 January 2012, showing runs scored (bars – not out innings in orange, others in blue) and the career to-date batting average (red line). An alternative image showing a 10 match moving average is also available.


Test Awards

Player of the Series Awards

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  New Zealand N/A Nov/Dec 2008 Runs: 217 (471 balls: 21×4), Ave – 72.33, SR – 46.07
Field: 2–0–6–0, 4 catches
Won; 2–0 [69]
2  England Match 3: Edgbaston, Birmingham Jul/Aug, 2009 Runs: 448 (780 balls: 54×4, 1x6), Ave – 64.00, SR – 57.44
Field: 19–1–75–1, 8 catches
Lost; 1–2 [70]
3  India Match 2: SCG, Sydney Dec 2011 – Jan 2012 Runs: 626 (896 balls: 77×4, 2x6), Ave – 125.20, SR – 69.87
Field: 17–1–54–1, 6 catches
Won; 4–0 [71]
4  South Africa Match 1: Gabba, Brisbane Nov/Dec, 2012 Runs: 576 (781 balls: 77×4, 2x6), Ave – 144.00, SR – 73.75
Field: 26–6–60–1, 7 catches
Lost; 0–1 [72]
5  Sri Lanka N/A Dec 2012 – Jan, 2013 Runs: 316 (505 balls: 34×4, 2x6), Ave – 79.00, SR – 62.57
Field: 2–0–9–0, 3 catches
Won; 3–0 [73]

Man of the Match Awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  India M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore 6–10 October 2004 1st Innings: 151 (248 balls: 18×4, 4x6); DNB
2nd Innings: 17 (54 balls: 2x4); 1–0–4–0, 1 catch
Won [74]
2  New Zealand Gabba, Brisbane 18–21 November 2004 1st Innings: DNB, 1 run-out; 141 (200 balls: 21×4, 1x6)
2nd Innings: DNB
Won [75]
3  England Edgbaston, Birmingham 30 July–3 August 2009 1st Innings: 29 (55 balls: 4×4); DNB, 1 catch
2nd Innings: 103* (192 balls: 14x4)
Draw [76]
4  New Zealand Basin Reserve, Wellington 19–23 March 2010 1st Innings: 168 (253 balls: 22×4, 2x6); DNB
2nd Innings: DNB, 2 catches
Won [77]
5  India SCG, Sydney 3–6 January 2012 1st Innings: DNB, 2 catches; 329* (468 balls: 39×4, 1x6)
2nd Innings: 9–0–22–1
Won [78]
6  South Africa Gabba, Brisbane 9–13 November 2012 1st Innings: 1–0–4–0, 1 catch; 259* (398 balls: 26×4)
2nd Innings: DNB, 1 catch
Draw [79]
7  England Old Trafford, Manchester 1–5 August 2013 1st Innings: 187 (314 balls: 23×4); DNB, 1 catch
2nd Innings: 30* (32 balls: 1x4); 1–0–2–0
Draw [80]

ODI Awards

Player of the Series Awards

S No Opponent Man of Match Awards Date Series Performance Result
1  Pakistan Match 3: Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi Apr/May 2009 Runs: 235 (334 balls: 26×4); Ave – 78.33; SR – 70.36
Field: 14–3–63–4, Ave – 15.75, Econ – 4.50, 3 catches, 1 run-out
Won; 3–2 [81]
2  Sri Lanka N/A Aug 2011 Runs: 242 (339 balls: 16×4, 2x6), Ave – 121.00, SR – 71.39
Field: DNB, 3 catches
Won; 3–2 [82]
3  England Match 2: Old Trafford, Manchester Sep 2013 Runs: 202 (206 balls: 27×4, 1x6), Ave – 67.33, SR – 98.06
Field: DNB, 3 catches, 1 run-out
Won; 2–1 [83]

ODI Man of the Match

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  West Indies Beausejour Stadium, Gros Islet, Saint Lucia 21 May 2003 75* (100 balls: 5x4); DNB, 3 catches Won [84]
2  India Eden Gardens, Kolkata 18 November 2003 44* (28 balls: 4x4); 7–1–36–2 Won [85]
3  Pakistan Bellerive Oval, Hobart 16 January 2005 DNB, 2 catches; 97 (99 balls: 12x4, 1x6) Won [86]
4  Pakistan SCG, Sydney 23 January 2005 DNB, 1 catch, 1 run-out; 103* (107 balls: 14x4, 1x6) Won [87]
5  New Zealand Eden Park, Auckland 26 February 2005 71* (75 balls: 6x4); DNB Won [88]
6  New Zealand SCG, Sydney 21 January 2007 DNB; 75 (111 balls: 9x4) Won [89]
7  India Adelaide Oval, Adelaide 17 February 2008 79 (108 balls: 6x4); DNB Won [90]
8  West Indies Grenada 27 June 2008 56 (98 balls: 6x4); 6–0–26–3 Won [91]
9  New Zealand MCG, Melbourne 6 February 2009 98 (133 balls: 7x4); 5–0–21–0 Lost [92]
10  Pakistan Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi 27 April 2009 66 (93 balls: 8x4); 6–2–15–3, 1 catch Won [93]
11  Bangladesh Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium, Mirpur 9 April 2011 101 (111 balls: 6x4, 2x6); DNB Won [94]
12  Sri Lanka WACA, Perth 10 February 2012 57 (88 balls: 4x4); 2–0–9–1, 1 catch Won [95]
13  England Old Trafford, Manchester 8 September 2013 105 (102 balls: 14x4); DNB, 2 catches, 1 run-out Won [96]

Twenty20 International Awards

Man of the Match Awards

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1  India Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne 1 February 2008 DNB, 1 catch, 1 run-out; 37* (36 balls: 1x4, 1x6) Won [97]


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Further reading

  • Roebuck, Peter. "Pup's a brand new dog." Cricinfo. 1 October 2008. [3] (accessed 28 October 2008).
  • Brettig, Daniel. "It's now about gaining respect as a leader" Interview Cricinfo. 18 April 2011. [4]

External links

  • Official Michael Clarke website
  • Player profile: Michael Clarke from ESPNcricinfo
  • Player profile: Michael Clarke from CricketArchive
  • HowSTAT! statistical profile on Michael Clarke
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