Born: April 2, 1981, Liverpool, New South Wales
Current age: 32 years 289 days
Major teams: Australia, Hampshire, New South Wales, Pune Warriors
Nickname: Pup, Clarkey
Playing role: Middle-order batsman
Batting style: Right-hand bat
Bowling style: Slow left-arm orthodox
Height: 1.78 m
Michael Clarke, additionally affectionately regarded as "Pup" began equitably at a young hour in cricket, making his presentation for New South Wales at the youthful age of 18. Irrelevant scores in any case, Clarke's introduction was regarded adequate to acquire him a grant from the Australian Cricket Academy and he happened to skipper Australia's Under-19 group. In the wake of hammering two sequential hundreds of years for NSW in 2002, he was chosen for Australia A's tour to England. Guaranteeing the second best normal in the subsequent South African tour, he turned into an interesting issue for talk in cricketing loops.
Clarke broke a 76-year old record for an Australian skipper to score a triple century at home in Tests, when he scored 329* against India at the SCG in 2012. He happened to have a fantastic year ahead, turning into the main Test batsman to score four twofold centuries in a datebook year – a planet record on its own.
Michael Clarke made his top notch debut for New South Wales as an eighteen-year-old in the 1999–2000 Sheffield Shield then called the Pura Milk Cup. He made his One Day International presentation in January 2003 against England at Adelaide and his Test introduction for Australia in October 2004 against India.
Clarke then helped Australia hold the 2007 Cricket World Cup in the West Indies where they didn't lose a diversion. After Damien Martyn's retirement he was hoisted to number five in the batting line up. He had a wonderful competition making four 50s incorporating a 92 and a 93* against the Netherlands and South Africa.