Michael Clarke considering another shot at IPL

Hours after his retirement from all forms of international cricket, Michael Clarke gave hints that he is keen on playing the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL).


Clarke, who during the league’s earlier days didn’t participate in it, had played a few matches for Pune Warriors India (PWI) in the 2012 season, when Sourav Ganguly was captaining the side. He managed 98 runs from his six innings.


In a report from Cricket Australia’s (CA) official website, Clarke on the subject of IPL, said, “That’s (IPL) probably one of the things I’ve got to think about over the next week or so. What I’m going to do there, am I going to look at that as an option? I’ll spend the next few days trying to sum that up. See where my mind is at, see where my body is at and have a good think about it. Kyly (wife) and I are going to go away for a week or so before I fly back home. And that’s just going to give me some time to have a think about what I’m going to do when I get home.”


Though Clarke has been an extremely successful in Tests and One-Day Internationals (ODIs), he hasn’t really adapted well to Twenty20 (T20) cricket. In Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is), he has scored runs at 21.21 at a strike-rate of 103.17. Even his overall T20 stats are far from impressive. He averages just above 21 and they have come at a strike-rate of 108.22.