Australian batsman and occasional slow left-arm bowler nicknamed Pup who made his ODI debut in 2003 and his Test debut in 2004. He served as his country's ODI and Test captain from 2011-2015, leading the team to the 2015 Cricket World Cup title. He finished his Test career with 28 hundreds and an average just over 49.
He made his professional debut with New South Wales at age 19.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack named him the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 2012. His Test captaincy featured a 5-0 whitewash of England in the 2013-2014 Ashes, but also a 4-0 whitewash defeat to India in 2012-2013 and 3-2 series loss to England in the 2015 Ashes.
He got married to model and media personality Kyly Boldy on May 15, 2012. They have a daughter named Kelsey.
He first joined Ricky Ponting on the Australian Test team in 2004 and would eventually succeed him as captain.