Captain Diary 2014

The inside story of the 2013-14 ashes triumph

Captain's diary

After three consecutive Ashes series defeats, Australia’s cricket team and its captain, Michael Clarke, faced a monumental challenge to win back cricket’s ultimate prize in the 2013-14 summer. yet against the odds, Clarke’s men triumphed, winning 5-0 to ‘return the urn’.

This was a series with magic moments galore – a thrilling return for fast bowler Mitchell Johnson, incredible bravery by veterans Brad Haddin and Ryan Harris and pyrotechnic batting from young guns David Warner and Steve Smith. Behind it all was Michael Clarke – scheming outside the square, facing down critics, delivering brilliance when his side most needed it, leading as only The Captain can.

This is Clarke’s own story – day-by-day, blow-by-blow – written with intelligence, humour, insight and honesty. It’s the Australian cricket captain as you’ve never seen him…and as vivid a description of life in the baggy green cap as you’ll ever read.