Clarke to coach Prime Minister's XI


Former Australia captain Michael Clarke will coach a Prime Minister's XI against Sri Lanka in a Twenty20 clash in Canberra.

Clarke will get his first experience of coaching in the one-off T20 match at Manuka Oval on February 15, with Adam Voges to captain a side which also includes George Bailey, Joe Burns and James Pattinson.

The 35-year-old Clarke retired in 2015 after 115 Tests and 8,643 runs at an average of 49.10.

Clarke also appeared in 245 one-day internationals, scoring 7,981 runs.

"The squad has a really good mix of experienced players and some exciting young talent," Clarke said. 

"I played with and against quite a few players in the team during my career, including captain Adam Voges, and I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work alongside him.

"Most importantly, this is a great opportunity for all the players in the side to perform against a strong international team.

"I think we'll be really competitive against Sri Lanka, and I know we can play an exciting brand of cricket in front of what will hopefully be a big crowd in Canberra."