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    Clarke named Australia's Twenty20 captain

    Michael Clarke has been confirmed as Australia's new Twenty20 captain and Cameron White will step into the vice-captaincy following the retirement of Ricky Ponting from the format. Clarke was widely expected to take on the leadership and the decision was confirmed by Cricket Australia on Friday.

    "I've learnt a lot from Ricky Ponting over the last few years and I'll continue to learn from him," Clarke said. "I'm really excited to lead Australia in the newest form of the game. We've got a young and enthusiastic group but we must recognise that we've got a lot of work to do in Twenty20 cricket and our recent form hasn't been good."

    Clarke will have his sights set firmly on next year's ICC World Twenty20 in the Caribbean after Australia were eliminated during the group stage at this year's tournament. Clarke has captained Australia in three Twenty20 internationals and 15 one-day internationals.

    "Michael has continued to grow as a player and a leader," Ponting said. "We have developed a strong working relationship and he has always led the team well in my absence. I am sure he will do a very good job with the Twenty20 team and I congratulate him and Cameron White on their appointments."

    The appointment of White, 26, as the vice-captain comes during his most successful period in international cricket. He was preferred ahead of Brad Haddin and Michael Hussey for the full-time deputy's role and Cricket Australia's chief executive officer James Sutherland, said White was the right man for the job.

    "Michael will be supported in the Twenty20 vice captaincy by Cameron White, whose leadership qualities have been to the fore in recent months and are currently on show at the Champions League Twenty20, where he is leading Victoria in that tournament," Sutherland said. Australia are not scheduled to play their next Twenty20 international until early next year.

    Clarke named Australia's Twenty20 captain | Cricket News | Global | Cricinfo.com

    Gun that Whites vice, Clarke shouldn't be the captain, as he isn't even warranted a position in the team in my books.

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    Am a fan, Aussies appear to be whingers in regard to this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Am a fan, Aussies appear to be whingers in regard to this.
    He averages 19 at a strike-rate of 100. Yuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nnanden View Post
    He averages 19 at a strike-rate of 100. Yuck.
    Will almost certainly step it up a notch.
    30 being a very good average in T20 as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Athlai View Post
    Will almost certainly step it up a notch.
    30 being a very good average in T20 as well.

    Loving his spikey hair with the blond tips.
    Thought he had a 'Becks' shaved head to go with his tattoos these days?

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    Thought he had a 'Becks' shaved head to go with his tattoos these days?
    If that's the case I want him dropped.

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    Dire, White should have been captain.

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    he should not even be in the t20 team and they have made him the captain,brilliant.

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    Usual story of us not picking T20 players.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboysfan View Post
    he should not even be in the t20 team and they have made him the captain,brilliant.
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    Usual story of us not picking T20 players.
    Yep, both of these. We're screwed picking players for the Twenty20 team who can't play the format well, and there are better options.

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    So does that mean we finally have some official weight behind the drive to introduce the one bounce rule to cricket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by silentstriker View Post
    so does that mean we finally have some official weight behind the drive to introduce the one bounce rule to cricket?
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    Should have been Haddin, the selectors have no balls.

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    If the selectors had balls, the Captain of the Victorian team should be leading the Victorian team out to represent Australia.

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