The ICC annual awards were announced recently in which current Aussie skipper Michael Clarke emerged as the key winner, walking away with both the Test cricketer as well as the Cricketer of the year award.
Current Aussie captain Michael Clarke is featuring in his 100th Test at Perth, the third Ashes Test of the ongoing series. Ever since he made his debut back in 2004, Clarke was always destined for greatness.
When Australia headed to England for The Ashes there wasn’t much excitement this time round. Australia had lost the previous two Ashes series and they weren’t rated very highly for the latest series as well.
Australia haven’t had a memorable tour of England. They lost The Ashes with an embarrassing 3-0 scoreline and managed to square the T20 series 1-1. Their only hope of returning with some good memories was if they performed well in the one-dayers.
Australia finished their tour of England with a consolation victory in the 5-match ODI Series. The tourists won the fifth and final ODI which was played under lights at The Rose Bowl in Southampton by 49 runs on Monday to take the rain-affected series 2-1.