Hmm... Australian test side goes into an extended break after the West Indies and Clarke starts playing 20/20 again. Coincidentally (or not) just before the T20 World Cup.
He's an awful 20/20 player. Not good enough for Australia/ NSW/ Sydney Thunder, but (maybe) thinks he can make the World Cup side...
Anyway, hope he has fun and the IPL side that signed him didn't pay too much.
why doesnt he advise them to stop playing county cricket? That is more demanding with much less money!!!
County cricket is proper first class cricket. Would be terrific for Australian junior cricketers if they could play county cricket. From memory, no centrally contracted Australian players has played county cricket, and has been a long time since our younger players have played.
money talks. lara was ready to play IPL 4 years after his retirement. ponting would be ready if any team takes him. ofcourse he will get less money than manoj tiwary or parthiv patel
Clarke will only be available for a few games. He's not going to be making much money. Ponting's incredibly unlikely to play next IPL. He still thinks he's one of the best six test batsmen in Australia and he'll be doing all he can to stay in form in the longer formats of the game. County cricket in the English summer maybe.