Michael Clarke's diary of the 2015 Ashes - honest, insightful, emotional, explosive. After a stirring 5-0 triumph against England last summer, hopes were high that Michael Clarke's World Cup-winning Australians would seize the Ashes on English soil for the first time since 2001. Ashes Diary 2015 tells the inside story of a remarkable series filled with dramatic twists and turns. Captain Clarke takes us behind the scenes of the Australian squad - into the dressing rooms, onto the tour bus, profiling the players and getting us up close and personal for every team talk, strategy meeting and training session. Day by day, Clarke shares with us the innermost feelings and private thoughts as the Australian captain while he negotiates form breakdowns, selection meltdowns, dizzying highs and despairing lows on the hunt for an historic victory. After 115 Tests over more than a decade, Ashes Diary 2015 is Michael Clarke's straight-shooting farewell to cricket.
Michael Clarke, 34, is Australia's 43rd Test cricket captain. He was born in Liverpool, and played his first Test in 2004 scoring 151 on debut. Clarke assumed the Australian captaincy in 2011, also taking the reins of the one-day side. In 115 Tests, he scored 8643 runs at a 49.10 average with 28 centuries and a highest score of 329 not out. Clarke won the Allan Border Medal four times and was twice named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. In 2015, after 245 games and almost 8000 runs, he led Australia to victory in the 2015 World Cup. He retired in August 2015 with a win-loss-draw record of 24-16-7 as captain. http://twitter.com/mclarke23