Michael Clarke grew up in Liverpool, in Sydney's south west. He cracked the NSW team at 18 and won a Test berth in 2004, scoring 151 not out on debut. In 2011, Clarke became the 43rd captain of the Australian Test team, as well as taking the reins as leader of the Australian one-day side. In 101 Tests he has scored over 8000 runs at an average over 51 with 27 centuries. The most recent of those tons was perhaps his most famous, a fighting knock of 161 not out that clinched a 2-1 series win against South Africa and returned Australia to the summit of Test cricket as number one team in the world. Captain's Diary is his second book.