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Michael Clarke Biography

Michael John Clarke is a professional Australian cricketer and captain of the Australian cricket team in both Test and ODI cricket. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, and an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler. He represents New South Wales at the domestic level. Clarke made his debut for New South Wales as an eighteen-year-old in the 1999–2000 Sheffield Shield tournament, and his one-day international debut in January 2003 against England at Adelaide. Clarke was chosen to make his Test debut against India at Bangalore in October 2004. He succeeded on debut, scoring 151 and consequently helping Australia to victory. Clarke went on to play a major part in Australia's 2–1 series victory, their first in India in over thirty years. In recognition of his performance in the 2004 calendar year, he was awarded the Allan Border Medal in 2005. Clarke then helped Australia retain the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies where they did not lose a game. On 5 December 2007, Cricket Australia named Clarke as captain of Australia for their one-off Twenty20 game against New Zealand in Perth. Clarke's wickets ensured that Australia retained the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in 2008 and kept their world record equaling 16-match win streak alive. He was named Man of the Series in the two-Test series against New Zealand in Australia with scores of 110, 98 and 10, in addition to 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 with both scoring 41 points, and was also named Test Cricketer of the Year. In October 2009, Clarke was named as captain of Australia's Twenty20 side, taking over from the retired Ricky Ponting. On 1 May 2012 Clarke made his debut in the Indian Premier League for Pune Warriors India. 2012 has been the best year of Clarke's Test career. After taking over the Test captaincy from Ricky Ponting, Clarke became the first batsman in the history of cricket to score four double centuries in the same calendar year. He scored a total of five centuries in 2012, including the knock of 329* against India, which was the first-ever triple century at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

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SK Flashback: England win 2010 World T20, their first ICC trophy
SK Flashback: England win 2010 World T20, their first ICC trophy
A memorable World T20 final in 2010 at Barbados saw England crush Australia by seven wickets.
Australian cricketers will continue to be part of IPL, assures Michael Clarke
Australian cricketers will continue to be part of IPL, assures Michael Clarke
CA has offered 3-year contracts to prevent their top players from playing in IPL.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Michael Clarke predicts India-Australia final
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Michael Clarke predicts India-Australia final
The Champions Trophy begins on June 1 and both teams take on their arch-rivals in their opening game.
Michael Clarke picks his Indian team for 2017 Champions Trophy
Michael Clarke picks his Indian team for 2017 Champions Trophy
Former Australian skipper makes a few surprise omissions in his squad.
James Pattinson revels in new-found friendship with Ashes foe Stuart Broad
James Pattinson revels in new-found friendship with Ashes foe Stuart Broad
The 26-year-old has been called up to Australia's Champions Trophy squad.
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Michael Clarke join commentary panel
IPL 2017: Kevin Pietersen, Michael Clarke join commentary panel
The usual suspects will be joined by newbies in the commentary box.
Mitchell Johnson urges India to appoint Ajinkya Rahane as full-time Test captain
Mitchell Johnson urges India to appoint Ajinkya Rahane as full-time Test captain
Former Australian pacer takes an indirect dig at Virat Kohli.
SK Flashback: India defeat Australia 4-0 for the first time in a Test series
SK Flashback: India defeat Australia 4-0 for the first time in a Test series
A look back at India's first ever whitewash of their arch-rivals Australia.
Comparison with Donald Trump is a compliment for Virat Kohli, feels Yuvraj Singh
Comparison with Donald Trump is a compliment for Virat Kohli, feels Yuvraj Singh
Flamboyant left-hander weighs in on Australian daily's contentious comparison.
Michael Clarke lashes out at Australian media for equating Virat Kohli with Donald Trump
Michael Clarke lashes out at Australian media for equating Virat Kohli with Donald Trump
Former Australian captain backs Kohli to score big and help India win the series in Dharamsala.
Michael Clarke praises resilient Virat Kohli for Ranchi heroics
Michael Clarke praises resilient Virat Kohli for Ranchi heroics
The former Australian skipper believes the extent of Kohli's shoulder injury was much more than what was reported.
Michael Clarke compares Wriddhiman Saha to former Australian keeper Ian Healy
Michael Clarke compares Wriddhiman Saha to former Australian keeper Ian Healy
The former Australian captain was full of praise for both Saha and Pujara.
India vs Australia 2017: Michael Clarke sees similarities between Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahul Dravid
India vs Australia 2017: Michael Clarke sees similarities between Cheteshwar Pujara and Rahul Dravid
Former Australian captain full of praise for Pujara's record-breaking double century in Ranchi.
Andrew Symonds should not have blown things out of proportion in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, says Michael Clarke
Andrew Symonds should not have blown things out of proportion in the 'Monkeygate' scandal, says Michael Clarke
The former captain was speaking during the launch of his book in Kolkata.
Michael Clarke says he has utmost respect for Virat Kohli for the way he handled the Phil Hughes situation in 2014
Michael Clarke says he has utmost respect for Virat Kohli for the way he handled the Phil Hughes situation in 2014
Clarke was speaking at the launch of his autobiography in India.
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