ICC World Cup: Australia captain Michael Clarke to quit ODIs after final
Australia skipper Michael Clarke will quit one-day international cricket after Sunday's ICC Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand, bringing the curtain down on a 12-year career
Australia skipper Michael Clarke will quit one-day international cricket after Sunday's ICC Cricket World Cup final against New Zealand, bringing the curtain down on a 12-year career.
Michael Clarke. Pic/AFP
"I think it's the right time for me and the Australian cricket team," the 33-year-old Clarke told reporters.
"I made the decision 48 hours ago when I asked myself if I thought I would be playing in the next World Cup and I said to myself that I don't think I will be."
Clarke has played 244 one-day internationals, scoring 7,907 runs with a highest score of 130.
He intends to keep playing Tests having already played 108 matches with 8,432 runs and a highest score of 329 not out.
Full name: Michael John Clarke
Date of birth: April 2, 1981
Teams: Australia, Hampshire, New South Wales, Pune Warriors
Highest score: 329 not out
Best bowling: 6-9
Highest score: 130
Best bowling: 5-35
Matches: 34 Runs: 488
Highest score: 67
Best bowling: 1-2