Michael Clarke with the Test mace. © ICC
Australia captain Michael Clarke on Wednesday got his hands on the International Cricket Council Test mace, a symbol of his side's status as the number-one ranked Test side in the world. This is the first time since August 2009 that the mace is in the possession of Australia. India are fifth in the rankings.
Clarke, who inspired his side to victories over England and South Africa in the past season, received the mace in Brisbane at a training camp for the upcoming cricket season.