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Michael Clarke

Michael Clarke can consider himself lucky to get a place on a senior Australian touring squad at such a young age.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 13:09 IST

 Date of Birth: 2 April 1981, Liverpool, New South Wales
 Test Debut: -
 ODI Debut: Against England at Adelaide in 2002/03
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox

Michael Clarke is among the new finds of Australian cricket, touted to captain his country even before he made his Test debut.

Clarke made his Test debut against India in Bangalore and made it memorable by hitting his first Test hundred there when he made 151. He certainly is lucky to get a place on a seniorAustraliantouring squad at such a young age. Most Australians these days have to wait until they are around 30 before getting a look-in. Speaking about Clarke, former cricketing great and now a selector with Cricket Australia, Allan Border feels, "the future looks bright."

An all-rounder by nature, Clarke's slight build means he relies on timing rather than aggression to hit boundaries, and he also bowls some slow left-arm spin.

First Published: Jan 11, 2004 19:08 IST