Michael Clarke had been earmarked for captaincy almost from the time that he made his debut for Australia; and when he occasionally took over from Ricky Ponting when he was his vice-captain, his acumen for the job was for all to see.
He is the perfect man for the job at a time when Australia is striving to reclaim its top ranking in Tests. Clarke has come into his own after taking over the captaincy full-time from Ponting a year back. He is also not averse to taking and backing the tough decisions as the Australian captain along with the coach is now part of the selection panel following the Don Argus review.
Clarke's captaincy record in the last year is impressive to say the least - Australia have won nine, lost two and drawn three of the 14 Tests he has been in charge. The wins have included a 4-0 whitewash of India at home as well as an inspired victory against South Africa at Johannesburg days after Australia was bundled out for a mere 47 in Cape Town; while the losses have includedRead More »from Clarke's blueprint for captains