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Michael Clarke confirms retirement from international cricket

MICHAEL CLARKE  

Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from international cricket after the final Ashes Test at the Kia Oval.

The announcement of Clarke's impending retirement came seconds after England regained the Ashes with an innings victory in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.Clarke struggled badly with the bat in what has turned out to be his final Test series, averaging 16.71 with a top score of only 38, although he had previously suggested he was keen to continue playing.

 He was Australian Test cricketer and current Australian cricket team Test captain. He was also the Australian ODI cricket captain until his retirement from ODI cricket after the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He is a right-handed middle-order batsman, an occasional left-arm orthodox spin bowler and also a slip catcher. 

 Test: Batted in 197 innings of 114 matches and scored 8628 runs of which 329 not out was his highest score

 ODI: Batted in 223 of 245 matches and scored 7981 runs of which 130 was his highest score.

T20Is: Batted in 28 of 34 matches and scored 488 runs of which 67 was his highest score.