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Michael Clarke


About Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke is an Australian cricketer and is the captain of the Australian national team. He plays for Australia in the one day and test formats of the game. Michael Clarke has given up playing Twenty20 matches to concentrate on the other formats of the game.

He is one of the four current Australian cricketers to play with India on the India soil. He is often considered as the Australia's best spin option

Personal Biography

Relationship with Lara Bingle; Breakup

Actress Lara Bingle is Clarke ex-fiance. For more information, read Michael Clarke & Lara Bingle.

Post breakup with Lara Bingle

Michael Clarke thanked former team mate Shane Warne for his support during his break-up from Bingle. Cricket Australia has flown a psychologist to Wellington where the team is preparing for the first Test against New Zealand.

Michael Clarke married model Kyly Boldy on 15 May 2012.

Professional Biography

As Cricketer

Captaincy

Clarke said that the captaincy of the Test and ODI teams is his ultimate dream. However, former star players questioned Clarkes capacity to ascend to the Test captaincy and believe Ricky Ponting must lead Australia to England for Ashes revenge in 2013.

The Symonds episode

Clarke was blamed for taking the decision to put Andrew Symonds off the team but Cricket Australia's general manager for operations, Michael Brown, came up to his defense. Clarke accused Symonds for being 'disrespectful' to his teammates considering the team isn't having some senior players on an issue for which the later tendered a sorry. Many feared their relationship could prove irreparable should the Queenslander place the blame for his embarrassing expulsion solely at Clarke's feet.

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

In Advertisements

In March 2010, Bingle and Clarke have been dumped as the faces of Synergy Drinks following their split.

Michael Clarke in News

PFSweb Acquires eCommerce System Integrator, MODA
PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFSW), a global provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions, has completed the acquisition of MODA Superbe Limited (MODA), an eCommerce system integrator and consultancy.

'The Voice' Season 3 Finalist and Team Cee Lo Alum Trevin Hunte Caps an Explosive Year With His Debut EP, a Holiday Set Co-Produced by All-4-One's Jamie Jones and Jack Kugell
It's been over a year since Trevin Hunte (www.trevinhunteonline.com), Season 3 Finalist on NBC-TV's hit show "The Voice," first captured the heart of America and blew away judges Blake Shelton, Christina Aguilera, Cee Lo Green and Adam Levine with his powerhouse version of Beyonce's "Listen."

Premier Foods Chief Steps Down -- Finspreads
Finspreads: Premier Foods, the firm behind well-known brands such as Hovis, Bisto, and Oxo, saw its shares slip during early trading in London today (January 28th), after the announcement of chief executive Michael Clarke's resignation.

'Green Mile' actor Michael Clarke Duncan dies at 54
Hollywood pays tribute to Duncan

Lara Bingle fails to show up at court over driving case
Lara Bingle was nowhere to be seen in Waverley Court, where she was to appear to face driving charges.

Clarke asks teammates to lift their game as Oz No.1 ranking under threat
Australia skipper Michael Clarke has called on his under-performing teammates to lift their game as their world No.1 one-day ranking is under threat after being beaten by England at The Oval.

Cook says thoughts of series whitewash over Oz not in mind after winning second ODI
England captain Alastair Cook has said thoughts of completing a series whitewash over old foes Australia are still not on the players minds, following a six-wicket victory in the second one-day at the KIA Oval, which extended their lead to 2-0 in the five-match NatWest Series.

Plenty at stake for Oz all-rounder Smith in ODIs against Poms
Australian all-rounder Steve Smith, who earned in the vicinity of a million dollars as one of Australia's highest paid players last year, is now being made to sing for his supper.

Warner believes 'much vaunted' England pacemen are 'gettable'
Australian opener David Warner believes England's celebrated bowling line-up is "gettable".

Lara Bingle lifts lid on love life with new mystery beau
Lara Bingle has said that her new mystery man Gareth Moody is interested in finding out who she is as a person rather than the "craziness" surrounding her.

'Desperate' Clarke asks team to 'pull out all stops' to level one-day series
Australian skipper Michael Clarke has asked his teammates to pull out all stops to level the one-day series against England, but faces pressure to do the same at the selection table.

Clarke backs Cummins to fire against England in ODIs
Australia's skipper Michael Clarke has backed young pacer Pat Cummins to perform against England in five-match ODI series.

Cook aims to make England World No.1 in Tests, T20s and ODIs
England ODI skipper Alastair Cook is keen to make his team the undisputed kings of world cricket if the Three Lions are able to beat Australia 5-0 in the series and take their No.1 crown.

Clarke confident about not giving up No.1 ODI spot to England
England will become No.1 in all three formats-the Test, one-day and Twenty20 games-if they beat Australia 5-0 in the ODI series, but Michael Clarke is confident about not relinquishing their place at the top of the rankings and is keen to pull off a surprise series win.

It's pretty weird being Lara's brother, says Josh Bingle
Lara Bingle's brother Josh has admitted that it was 'pretty weird' being her sibling after the model shot to fame in a Tourism Australia advertising campaign in 2006.

Lara Bingle slammed for tweeting pic of poor children smoking
Lara Bingle stumbled into a new photo controversy, after she tweeted a picture of two impoverished children smoking cigarettes with the caption: "Poverty-stricken but still cool as f#*k."

Warne predicts Australian win in ODI series against over confident England
Spin legend Shane Warne has accused the England cricket team of being over-confident, and predicted that Australia will win the five-match one-day series starting on Friday at Lord's.

Lara Bingle's 'in love' with New Zealand's scenic beauty
Lara Bingle, who is in Auckland to film her reality show, has said that she has fallen in love with New Zealand and wants to return to the country.

Warne criticises ECB 'egoistic' treatment of match winner Pietersen
Defending his former Hampshire teammate over a retirement row, spin legend Shane Warne has criticized the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) over their treatment of Kevin Pietersen.

CA's new contract puts Clarke's base salary at $2 million
Captain Michael Clarke, who tops the list Cricket Australia's new contract list, will earn a base salary of about $2 million and will pocket much more when his skipper's allowance and match fees are taken into account.

Pay dispute ends, Clarke and Johnson big winners in CA's contract list
Skipper Michael Clarke and pacer Mitchell Johnson have emerged as biggest gainers in Cricket Australia's list of contracted players for the next year,as the governing body has reduced the number from 25 to 17.

Lara Bingle's reality show crashes in TV ratings war
Lara Bingle's life seemed to be far less attractive this time around, as the second episode of her reality show 'Being Lara Bingle' attracted merely 782,000 viewers, which was 143,000 fewer than the number of people who watched the premiere last week.

Clarke tells team to forget Ashes and focus on ODI series against England
Australia captain Michael Clarke has urged his young team to stop thinking about next year's Ashes and concentrate on their five-match one-day series against England, starting on June 29.

Sydney Cricket Ground pitch to assist both India, Oz: Curator
Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) curator Tom Parker has said he wants to prepare a pitch that helps both teams rather than assisting the home team for the forthcoming 100th cricket Test at the stadium.

Hussey becomes Australia's highest Test run-scorer for 2011
Mike Hussey, who has been under pressure to keep his spot in the Australian team in recent months, will end 2011 as Australia's highest Test run-scorer for the year after scoring 89 in the Boxing Day Test.

'Ruthless' Clarke orders Oz pacers to target Indian tailenders with bouncers
Australia's skipper Michael Clarke showed his ruthless intention during his team's emphatic first Test victory by encouraging his pacers to bowl bouncers at the Indian tailenders.

Aussies look to filed four pacers for Sydney Test, recall Harris
Australia has recalled Ryan Harris for second Test against India, indicating that the Aussies are considering a four-man pace attack the Sydney game.

Umesh takes three wickets to restrict Australia on 6/277 on day one
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav demonstrated his knack for speed and wickets with three wickets to restrict Australia on 6 for 277 on the first day of the Boxing Day test at Melbourne.

Series against India biggest test for Clarke as skipper
Australian skipper Michael Clarke, who has had a good start as the team leader, faces his biggest test during Test series against India.

India, Oz aiming for good start in Test series
Both India and Australia are looking forward to a series win and will aim to gain a good start in the Boxing Day Test.

Haddin enjoying Christmas training with son ahead of India-Oz Boxing Day clash
Australian cricketer Brad Haddin took his three-year-old son Zac to the training session on Christmas, ahead of the Boxing Day clash with India.

Australia will have to tame India's big four to win series: Jones
Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has said that if Australia wants to win the forthcoming four-match Test series against India, it will have to keep the big four of the Indian batting order - Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, V.V.S.Laxman and Virender Sehwag quiet.

Oz call up Hilfenhaus for the test series against India
Australia has opted for experience over youth for the Boxing Day Test match against India and included Ben Hilfenhaus rather than 21 year old Mitchell Starc.

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