Michael Clarke

The boy has grown into a man in 2012, following up his brilliant first year as skipper with four scores over 200 in just eight Tests so far in 2012. His batting has been brilliant and his mature and inventive captaincy has been just as good.

Photo by Getty Images Nov 16, 2012

Top 10 breakout stars of 2012

From established stars who took their game to a new level to those who came from nowhere, here are the biggest breakout stars of 2012.

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  1. geowiz87507:23pm Wednesday 26th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Hey look! I am an unabashed MCP but even I have to point out that there is not one woman in this list of the top 10. I predict your death at the hands and feet of many big, strong fast ladies!