In his role as Australian captain, Michael Clarke has introduced a very different dynamic into the traditions of captaincy. Open, inclusive and articulate, Clarke is a refreshing change from the often gruff and monosyllabic leaders of the past. 2013 has produced his greatest challenge to date - leading an Australian team of uncertain quality against the might of a resurgent England. But underperforming players have not been his only problem, as the sacking of Australian coach Mickey Arthur just days before the First Test at Trent Bridge created shockwaves in the team.
Clarke's Ashes Diaries give us a real behind-the-scenes view of the Australian team and the incredible ups and downs of a riveting and controversial Ashes series. Recorded day-by-day, and covering every highlight and lowlight with intelligence and honesty, this is a genuine insight into one of the most rewarding, most difficult and most high-profile jobs in Australia - captain of our cricket team.
About the Author
Michael Clarke is one of the most recognisable Australian cricketers to date. He joined the NSW Sheffield Shield team at eighteen and made his international test debut only three years later. He is known for his remarkable batting partnerships with Mike Hussey - who could forget the triple-hundred at the SCG in 2012? - and his often open and frank relationship with the Australian public. He was made the permanent captain of the Australian cricket team, after Ricky Ponting stood down, in 2011. Walkley Award-winning journalist Malcolm Knox is closely collaborating with Michael on the diaries. Malcolm has held a number of positions at the Sydney Morning Herald including chief cricket correspondent, assistant sport editor and literary editor. He also ghosted Adam Gilchrist's autobiography True Colours, Ben Cousins' My Life Story, and Bart Cummings' My Life.
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 1st November 2013
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.3 x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.49