By Michael Clarke
Michael Clarke's diary of the 2015 Ashes - sincere, insightful, emotional, explosive.
After a stirring 5-0 triumph opposed to England final summer time, hopes have been excessive that Michael Clarke's international Cup-winning Australians could grab the Ashes on English soil for the 1st time in view that 2001.
Ashes Diary 2015 tells the interior tale of a extraordinary sequence packed with dramatic twists and turns. Captain Clarke takes us behind the curtain of the Australian squad - into the dressing rooms, onto the travel bus, profiling the avid gamers and getting us up shut and private for each group speak, approach assembly and coaching session.
Day via day, Clarke stocks with us the innermost emotions and personal options because the Australian captain whereas he negotiates shape breakdowns, choice meltdowns, dizzying highs and despairing lows at the hunt for an old victory. After a hundred and fifteen exams over greater than a decade, Ashes Diary 2015 is Michael Clarke's straight-shooting farewell to cricket.
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