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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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Top 5 Australian Test wins in the sub-continent
Top 5 Australian Test wins in the sub-continent
A look at some of Australia's greatest wins in the subcontinent.
Michael Clarke explains the importance of a good relationship between the coach and captain 
Michael Clarke explains the importance of a good relationship between the coach and captain 
In their first assignment together, Kohli and Shastri led India to a 3-0 whitewash.
Michael Clarke believes India tour will be tough for Australia
Michael Clarke believes India tour will be tough for Australia
The former Australian captain says that the Indian team is full of confidence and ticking all the right boxes under Virat Kohli's captaincy.
I think Virat has a lot of Australian spirit in him, says Michael Clarke
I think Virat has a lot of Australian spirit in him, says Michael Clarke
Kohli has been involved in a lot of on-field incidents with his Australian counterparts.
The players have got to say yes to the arbitration, says Michael Clarke
The players have got to say yes to the arbitration, says Michael Clarke
Clarke feels that it would be 'silly' on the part of the Australian cricketers to reject Cricket Australia's proposal in the pay dispute
Cricket SKams: Michael Clarke claiming Sourav Ganguly's catch
Cricket SKams: Michael Clarke claiming Sourav Ganguly's catch
Controversy overshadowed cricket on day 5 of the second Test in Sydney.
Former Australian cricketers name their first pick for a World XI side
Former Australian cricketers name their first pick for a World XI side
In a hypothetical situation, Clarke, Chappell, and Healy made their first pick for a world XI side.
Lights! Camera! Action! - A list of improvements for cricket broadcasting
Lights! Camera! Action! - A list of improvements for cricket broadcasting
Spidercams, pitch maps, six distances and Ian Bishop's voice. What more could cricket broadcasting need? A lot, apparently.
SK Flashback: Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time
SK Flashback: Bangladesh beat Australia for the first time
The semi-finalists of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 turned a big corner on this day in 2005.
The Indian coaching conundrum, international cricket and the coaching archetypes
The Indian coaching conundrum, international cricket and the coaching archetypes
An in-depth look at the various coaching approaches and what's happening in India's search for the perfect head coach.
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Michael Clarke backs Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in the Indian playing team
ICC Champions Trophy 2017: Michael Clarke backs Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni in the Indian playing team
The former skipper has expressed hope that the veterans will add quality to the Indian team.
Dunamis and Michael Clarke join hands to scout cricketing talents from India
Dunamis and Michael Clarke join hands to scout cricketing talents from India
The camp will start soon and the first batch of cricketers will travel to the iconic city of Sydney on first week of July.
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.
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