Michael Clarke

Born: April 2, 1981 (age 36)

Height: 5'10" (178cm)

Hometown: Liverpool, Australia
Nationality: Australia Australian

Role: Batsman

Batting Style: Right-handed
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox
Michael Clarke poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
Career History
InternationalNational SideAustralia (2003-)
Test DebutOct 6, 2004 vs. India
ODI DebutJan 19, 2003 vs. England
Sports Mole has 575 articles about Michael Clarke. Articles 1 to 40:
Joe Root celebrates his century on day two of the third Test between South Africa and England on January 15, 2016
Joe Root hits century as England start strongly in first Test against India
Joe Root scores his 11th Test century as England dominate day one to reach stumps on 311-4 in the first Test against India in Rajkot.
Nov 9, 11:07
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Australia batsman Steve Smith named ICC Cricketer of the Year
Australia captain Steve Smith wins both the ICC Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards.
Dec 23, 11:16
Ricky Ponting of Australia celebrates making a half century on debut during the First Test between Australia ans Sri Lanka held at the WACA December 8, 1995
On this day: Australia's Ricky Ponting scores 96 on Test debut
Twenty years ago today, a young Ricky Ponting scored 96 runs on his first ever Test appearance for Australia.
Dec 10, 06:00
Australia cricketer Mitchell Johnson celebrates with team-mates after taking a wicket of South Africa's Alviro Petersen, during the 4th day of the first test match on February 15, 2014
Australian bowler Mitchell Johnson retires: Twitter tributes
Sports Mole takes a look at some of the Twitter reaction to the news of Mitchell Johnson's retirement from all forms of international cricket.
Nov 17, 15:57
Australian captain Michael Clarke smiles during a press conference on the eve of the second cricket Test match against England, in Adelaide on December 4, 2013
Wife of ex-Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke 'gives birth to baby girl'
Former Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke and his wife Kyly reportedly welcome a baby girl, the couple's first child together.
Nov 17, 11:14
Aron SS Nijjar of Essex poses during an Essex CCC Photocall on April 7, 2015 in Chelmsford, England.
Aron Nijjar signs professional Essex deal
Essex hand a two-year professional deal to 21-year-old spin-bowler Aron Nijjar.
Oct 5, 14:11
Australian batsman Brad Haddin celebrates his 50 runs innings during day one of the first Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at the Gabba Cricket Ground in Brisbane on November 21, 2013
Brad Haddin retires from Test cricket
Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin announces his retirement from Test cricket after 66 appearances in the longest format.
Sep 9, 03:17
Australia's captain Michael Clarke receives a guard of honour from his Australia teammates as he leaves the field after Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket gr
Michael Clarke to take break from cricket
Former Australia skipper Michael Clarke confirms that he will take a break from cricket after pulling out of a deal for the Big Bash.
Sep 2, 15:41
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after losing his wicket in the Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on March 29, 2015
Michael Clarke to miss Big Bash
Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will miss the Big Bash as he prepares to take an extended break from the sport.
Sep 2, 02:06
England captain Eoin Morgan bats during the 1st ODI Royal London One-Day match between England and New Zealand at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. Australia - as it happened
Take a look back at a dramatic Twenty20 International between England and Australia with Sports Mole's text commentary.
Aug 31, 14:28
Mitchell Starc celebrates with Australia teammates on the way to defeating Scotland in the World Cup on March 14, 2015
Steve Smith excited to lead Australia in "new era"
Steve Smith admits that it will be the start of a "new era" when Australia take on Ireland in a one-day international on Thursday.
Aug 27, 04:59
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Sir Ian Botham: 'Stuart Broad should have been man of the Ashes series'
Sir Ian Botham believes that Stuart Broad should have won the Compton-Miller award for player of the Ashes series rather than Joe Root.
Aug 24, 05:05
Australia's captain Michael Clarke receives a guard of honour from his Australia teammates as he leaves the field after Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket gr
Michael Clarke: "It has been an amazing journey"
Michael Clarke reveals that he has greatly enjoyed his "amazing journey" during his career playing for Australia.
Aug 24, 03:52
Australia's Peter Siddle celebrates taking the final wicket of England's Moeen Ali as Australia wrap up the game on the fourth day of the fifth Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at The Oval cricket ground in London, on August 23, 2015
Result: Australia win final Ashes Test by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval
Australia win the final Ashes Test of the series by an innings and 46 runs at The Oval to reduce the margin of their defeat in the series to 3-2 in England's favour.
Aug 23, 15:30
Moeen Ali in action for England on day two of the first Test of The Ashes on July 9, 2015
England hang on in final test as rain stops play
England have two wickets remaining to remain in the final Ashes Test, after Australia dismiss Mark Wood and Jos Buttler before rain stopped play ahead of lunch.
Aug 23, 13:04
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Four - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live coverage as Australia claim an innings victory within four days against England in their final Ashes clash at The Oval.
Aug 23, 10:30
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Peter Siddle delighted with recall
Peter Siddle admits that it is pleasing to return to form after being recalled for Australia in the fifth Ashes Test.
Aug 22, 19:08
Australia's Mitchell Marsh (L) celebrates bowling out Englands Captain Alastair Cook (down) on the third day of the second Ashes cricket test match between England and Australia at Lord's cricket ground in London, on July 18, 2015
England continue to struggle after follow-on
England struggle on day three of the fifth Test and post a score of 31-1 in the second innings at lunch.
Aug 22, 13:23
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after taking the wicket of Adam Lyth of England during day three of the 5th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at The Kia Oval on August 22, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Three - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of day three of the fifth Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 22, 10:30
Peter Siddle of Australia celebrates after dismissing Matt Prior of England with Mitchell Johnson, Michael Clarke and Shane Watson during day five of Second Ashes Test Match between Australia and England at Adelaide Oval on December 9, 2013
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fifth Test, Day Two - as it happened
Relive all the action from day two of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia at The Oval.
Aug 21, 10:29
Mark Wood of England celebrates dismissing BJ Watling of New Zealand during day five of 1st Investec Test match between England and New Zealand at Lord's Cricket Ground on May 25, 2015
England make breakthrough at tea
Australia lose two wickets at tea as England make the breakthrough on day one of the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 20, 15:43
England's Ben Stokes and England players celebrates as England wrap up the game and retain the Ashes on the third day of the fourth Ashes cricket Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham, England on August 8, 2015
Live Commentary: England vs. Australia - Fifth Test, Day one - as it happened
Relive Sports Mole's live text commentary of day one of the fifth Ashes Test between England and Australia.
Aug 20, 10:30
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Jason Gillespie backs Steve Smith to become an "excellent" Australia captain
Steve Smith could become an "excellent" Australia captain, according to former fast bowler Jason Gillespie.
Aug 19, 22:37
Chris Rogers leaves the field after being dismissed on day four of the First Test of The Ashes on July 11, 2015
Chris Rogers confirms Test retirement
Australia batsman Chris Rogers confirms that he will retire from Test cricket following the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 18, 09:35
Steven Smith celebrates his century on day one of the second Ashes Test at Lord's on July 17, 2015
Steven Smith to replace Michael Clarke as Australia captain
Cricket Australia name Steven Smith as the Baggy Greens' new Test captain, with Michael Clarke set to retire at the end of The Ashes.
Aug 14, 10:44
Michael Clarke poses during an Australia portrait session in May 2015
Moeen Ali hails "legend" Michael Clarke
England all-rounder Moeen Ali pays tribute to "legend" Michael Clarke ahead of the Australia captain's final Test match.
Aug 12, 19:25
Australia's Steve Smith in action on day one of the Third Test on July 29, 2015
Steve Smith ready to take over as Australia captain
Steve Smith tells Cricket Australia that he wants to take over from Michael Clarke as captain.
Aug 11, 05:10
England captain Alastair Cook celebrates after winning the 4th Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge on August 8, 2015
Joe Root backs Alastair Cook to stay England captain
Joe Root says that he hopes Alastair Cook stays on as England captain after the Ashes.
Aug 10, 05:45
Australian batsman Steve Smith raises his bat after reaching his century on the first day of the fifth Ashes cricket Test against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground on January 3, 2014
Darren Lehmann backs Steve Smith to take over as Australia captain
Steve Smith should become Australia's new international captain, claims coach Darren Lehmann.
Aug 10, 04:21
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Glenn McGrath backs Michael Clarke over retirement decision
Glenn McGrath backs Michael Clarke's decision to retire from international cricket after England wrapped up victory in The Ashes.
Aug 8, 15:05
The England slips celebrate as Australia captain Michael Clarke reacts after being caught during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Glenn McGrath: 'Michael Clarke has made the right decision'
Glenn McGrath says that Michael Clarke has made the right decision to retire from Test match cricket.
Aug 8, 14:54
Australian captain Michael Clarke receives a standing ovation as he leaves the field following his dismissal for his 148 run innings against England during day two of the second Ashes Test cricket match in Adelaide on December 6, 2013
Michael Clarke confirms retirement from international cricket
Australia cricket captain Michael Clarke confirms that he is to retire from international cricket after the fifth Ashes Test at The Oval.
Aug 8, 12:02
Australia captain Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad of England during day one of the First Ashes Test match on November 21, 2013
Michael Clarke to retire after Ashes series?
Australia captain Michael Clarke will reportedly retire from cricket after the end of the current Ashes series.
Aug 8, 10:43
Ben Stokes celebrates taking the wicket of Chris Rogers on day two of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 7, 2015
England on verge of Ashes triumph
England move to within three wickets of reclaiming The Ashes at the close of play on day two of the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.
Aug 7, 18:31
The England slips celebrate as Australia captain Michael Clarke reacts after being caught during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Michael Clarke: 'Australia will respond'
Michael Clarke insists that Australia will not give up after England clinched control on a dramatic first day at Trent Bridge.
Aug 7, 04:07
Stuart Broad celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Johnson on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Eight-wicket Stuart Broad dismantles Australia
A Stuart Broad-inspired England bowl out Australia for just 60 runs before lunch in the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 6, 12:43
Stuart Broad holds his ball proudly after claiming the wicket of Michael Clarke on the first day of the Fourth Test of The Ashes on August 6, 2015
Live Commentary: The Ashes - Fourth Test, Day One - as it happened
Follow Sports Mole's live coverage of the first day of the fourth Ashes Test between England and Australia at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 10:30
The England slips celebrate as Australia captain Michael Clarke reacts after being caught during day four of the 1st Investec Ashes Test match between England and Australia at SWALEC Stadium on July 11, 2015
Michael Clarke: 'Australia should be excited by challenge'
Australia captain Michael Clarke believes that it is easy for his side to find the motivation for another response ahead of the fourth Ashes Test.
Aug 6, 05:19
Stuart Broad celebrates dismissing Shane Watson on day three of the First Test of The Ashes on July 10, 2015
Stuart Broad "proud" of plans for Michael Clarke
Stuart Broad believes that England can be proud of the way they have bowled to Australia captain Michael Clarke this summer.
Aug 5, 04:59
James Anderson celebrates the wicket of Mitchell Marsh during day one of the third Ashes Test between England and Australia at Edgbaston on July 29, 2015
Kevin Pietersen: 'Australia batting is fragile ahead of fourth Test'
Australia's batting is "fragile", according to former England middle-order player Kevin Pietersen.
Aug 4, 02:48



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