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    I know he is the toast of CW and Australian cricket at the moment however i feel it is unfair that he is rarely accused of being a home track bully when people are quick to pounce on likes of Mo Yo, Mahela and Sehwag.

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    Averages over 20 runs more at home then away with an average of under 40 in atleast 4 of the top 8 countries.
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    Don't think anyone could point to the last five Tests - especially those in India - and say he's especially struggled with the conditions. Struggled with the pressure of being the only competent batsman in the team, maybe.

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    He wasn't bad in India anyways..

    As people have mentioned before, the main reasons for the differences in his averages has been the fact that his great run of form has coincided with series played at home. If the trend you're showing goes on for another few years, then you have a valid point, but atm it really isn't the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spark View Post
    Don't think anyone could point to the last five Tests - especially those in India - and say he's especially struggled with the conditions. Struggled with the pressure of being the only competent batsman in the team, maybe.
    I do think he's struggled with the conditions a bit in England. Playing the moving ball has never been his strength and I think that's been shown a bit here. India was an aberration though; there's nothing about his game in the slightest that suggests he shouldn't do well in the subcontinent.

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    Most players struggle somewhat in overseas conditions, however he has made centuries or good runs in basically every country he has played in, I think it's very unfair to call him a home-track bully.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince EWS View Post
    I do think he's struggled with the conditions a bit in England. Playing the moving ball has never been his strength and I think that's been shown a bit here. India was an aberration though; there's nothing about his game in the slightest that suggests he shouldn't do well in the subcontinent.
    He did alright, tbf. Hundred and a 90, and then had a bad Test. I think there it really was a mental thing.

    I think he's looked okay here, he's never going to be at his best at swing bowling but I think he showed at Lord's that he's in better nick than his scores suggest, but he seems to be finding ways to get out at the moment, which is unusual for Clarke since he took up the captaincy.

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    Clarke isn't a flat track bully/homester bully. He was ok in 05 in England, brilliant in 09 in England and now has struggled with injury yet still looks the best Aussie player this time. A fine player who is struggling for form and fitness with a poor team is always going to struggle. Look at Atherton in the 90's, not in the same class as Clarke but basically the same problems as Clarke has now.

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    Clarke overall: Home average - 61.9, Away Average - 41.9

    Clarke since 2012 - Home average - 63.34, Away Average - 41.7

    I think it has got to a point where it's not an aberration anymore but Clarke is outstanding at home and a decent batsman capable of some awesome innings' away. I don't think it's even a form thing. Due to whatever reasons, technical or mental, Clarke is a miles better batsman on home tracks than away and will probably end his career that way.

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