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Michael Clarke to retire from ODIs after World Cup Final

Michael ClarkeOne of the most inspirational captains of Australia, Michael Clarke will retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup final match against New Zealand in Melbourne on Sunday. The stylish right-hander announced his retirement at the pre-match media conference in Melbourne on Saturday.

Announcing his retirement from ODIs, “I think it’s the right time for me and the Australian cricket team,” the cricketer said.

He has a long-term back problem and has struggled with hamstring injuries.

Clarke, who is just four days short of his 34th birthday, has played 244 ODIs till now scoring 7907 runs at an average of 44.42 with eight hundreds and 57 half-centuries.

However, he will continue to play for Australia in Test format, in which he already made 8,432 runs with a highest score of 329 not out in 108 matches

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