Michael Clarke is a western Sydney boy through-and-through. He grew up in Liverpool, attended Westfields Sports High School, played Grade cricket for Western Suburbs and was excited to represent the region when he signed with the Sydney Thunder for BBL|02.
“Playing for the Sydney Thunder is a great opportunity for me to play for a team rooted in Sydney’s western suburbs as well as to support Cricket Australia,” he said.
Unfortunately, injury and National duty robbed Australia’s 43rd Test captain of the chance to skipper the Thunder last season, however, fans will be delighted to have ‘Pup’ back on board for another season in 2013/14.
His class on the field is undoubted, while his professionalism and knowledge of the game will undoubtedly aid the development of the younger players around him.