The full name of Michael Clarke is Michael John Clarke. He was born on 2nd April in the year 1981. Clarke was appointed as the captain of the Australian Cricket team on 30th March in the year 2011. He has got nicknames like Pup and Clarkey. Clarke is right handed batsman. He is one of the most efficient batsmen of the Australian team. Sometimes he plays the role of orthodox spin bowler in the team. He is basically a left arm bowl and in most cases plays the role of a par time bowler. Before the season of 2011, he was once made the stand in captain particularly in the final test of 2010-11 of Ashes Series.
In the 1999-2000 seasons Michael Clarke made his debut in the domestic season for New South Wales. He started his international career in January 2003. The particular match in which Clarke made his debut was played against England and the location was at Adelaide. Since then, this player is quite consistent with his form. He generally opens the battings innings for the Australian batting. The player has got unique style of batting with a moderate batting average. The player judges the bowlers very. He has got very good eyesight which helps him to play all kinds of bowlers. The experts say that Michael Clarke plays the pace bowling better than the spin bowling. He was selected for the Test squad in the India- Australia tour which took place in India on October 2004. In the test match which was played against India in Bangalore, Clarke made his test match debut. There were certain controversies during the selection of this player as his batting average in the first class cricket was much below forty runs. In his debut match he scored 151 runs. Since then, he is constantly serving for the Australian cricket team.
Michael Clarke is also quite good in bowling the par time bowling spells. He is very good at confusing the batsman with his left term orthodox bowling style. This player is very good athletic with great fielding ability. He is a great field and is famous for taking risky catches. He can field in any place on the filed. Since childhood Clarke dream was to become a professional cricket player. He has been playing for his school and university team. After Ricky Ponting gave his captaincy, Clarke became the new captain of the Australian Cricket team.
Clarke is said to be a very versatile player. He can hit the ball very and capable of turning the game at any point of time. He is ideal for all types of cricket. Some players are specifically made either for test or ODI or T20s. Clarke is not included in this group as he is capable of playing of types of cricket. His hard work has made him a perfect batsman. In fact, Michael Clarke can be called a perfect all rounder, as he can both bowl and bat and also has got a very fielding ability. He always stays very cool on the field and has got a very aggressive batting style.