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Michael Clarke

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Full Name: Michael John Clarke
Born: April 2 1981 , Liverpool, New South Wales
Country: Australia
Other teams: Hampshire, New South Wales, Pune Warriors
Test debut: India v Australia, Bangalore, October 6-10 2004
ODI debut: Australia v England, Adelaide, January 19 2003
T20 debut: New Zealand v Australia, Auckland, February 17 2005
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm


Clarke has long been considered the golden-boy of Australian cricket due to his stylish nature with the bat and often flamboyant hairstyles. One of the most attractive batsmen in world cricket to watch on his day he has enjoyed a remarkable career since making his Test debut in 2004. He notched centuries in his first Tests both at home and abroad in 2004 and firmly established himself in one of the great sides of the modern era. Clarke has gone on to taste World Cup and Ashes success, as a player and captain, and in 2011 he was appointed as skipper of the Test and one-day internation...

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