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Thread: Michael Clarke quits T20 cricket
01-08-2011, 06:02 AM #1
Michael Clarke quits T20 cricket
Michael Clarke has quit International T20 cricket to concentrate more on his Test and ODI career. Cameroon White has been made the captain for the two T20Is that is to begin on 12th January 2011.
Clarke has had a disappointing Ashes series with just 193 runs in nine innings and also lost the Sydney Test, his first as captain, by an innings and 83 runs. Clarke feels that the decision allows him to concentrate and stabilize his Test and ODI performances.
The move could prove beneficial to the Aussies as the World Cup is scheduled to begin next month and also strengthen its T20I squad with a T20 specialist. Clarke has not been a great T20I player and in the era of Pollards, Dishans and others, his perfect batting does not suit the demand of T20 cricket.
For the record, Clarke has 488 runs in 34 T20I matches with an highest score of 67 and as a captain, he has led the team in 18 matches, winning 12 and the highlight of this captaincy was the Aussies reaching the finals of T20I World Cup in the West Indies, where they eventually lost to England....being a human...