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Michael Clarke

Born: April 2, 1981 (age 40)

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
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Career History
InternationalNational SideAustralia (2003-)
Test DebutOct 6, 2004 vs. India
ODI DebutJan 19, 2003 vs. England
Sports Mole has 571 articles about Michael Clarke. Articles 1 to 40:
Australia celebrate winning back the Ashes in 2006
On This Day in 2006 - Australia win back the Ashes
In the previous series, England had won back the urn for the first time in 18 years.
Dec 18, 08:37
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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