11 Apr 2013

Clarke named Wisden's cricketer of 2012

9:37 am on 11 April 2013

Australia's cricket captain Michael Clarke has been named Wisden's leading cricketer of 2012, becoming only the third Australian to receive the honour.

Clarke joins former skipper Ricky Ponting and legspinner Shane Warne in being given the accolade.

He scored 1595 runs last year, including four double centuries, averaging a remarkable 106.33.

Clarke's accolade as leading world cricketer is a relatively new award, given for only the 10th time.