Ashes Diary 2015
Following his successful Ashes Diary (2013) and bestselling Captain's Diary (2014). Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke presents his third book, Ashes Diary 2015. As before, Clarke starts his diary the day before flying out to England via West Indies, reflecting on the most tumultuous season of his life, in which he steered Australia to a World Cup triumph. He then quit as one-day captain and led the nation in its grief over the sudden death of Phil Hughes, the 25-year-old teammate Clarke called 'a brother'. The 2015 Ashes tour is no ordinary odyssey. For Clarke it will likely will be his final Ashes series in England. He is under pressure from selectors to retire and hand the reins to bold young deputy Steve Smith. But Clarke's best cricket has been played with his back against the wall so fireworks on the field and off are a sure thing in this Ashes series. Ashes Diary 2015 will take readers deeper into the inner sanctum than ever before - Clarke will record every day of the Ashes tour and compile a Captain's Dossier on each of the players. Visually this will be the most exciting Diary yet with more of Clarke's own photos in the text design and five pic sections - one for each Test.
Michael Clarke, 34, is Australia's 43rd Test cricket captain. He was born in Liverpool, in Sydney's south west and made his Test debut in 2004 scoring 151 not out. Clarke assumed the Australian captaincy in 2011, also taking the reins of the one-day side. In 108 Tests, he has scored 8400+ runs at an average over 50 with 28 centuries and a highest score of 329 not out. Clarke is a four-time winner of the Allan Border Medal and has twice been named Wisden Cricketer of the Year. In 2015, after 245 games and almost 8000 runs, his final ODI innings of 74 secured Australia the World Cup. Twitter.com/mclarke23