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After world cup 2015 final michael clarke relinquish odis 606 views
The 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup final on Sunday at the MCG will be the last appearance of Michael Clarke in ODI cricket. The Australian Captain announced his decision to leave the format of a day at the MCG on Saturday one day before the final of the tournament against New Zealand saying that had made the decision 48 hours ago given the fact that it was not going to be playing in the 2019 World Cup.
When it began prior to the customary party press conference, Clarke said "tomorrow will be my last match ODI for Australia I just talked to my teammates, that speaks to James Sutherland and Rod Marsh and Darren Lehmann and informed them that tomorrow will do." It will be my last match ODI for Australia”
Clarke said he made the decision after leaving the SCG on Thursday when Australia defeated India in the second semi-final by 95 runs and told his wife Kyly to get home. He hoped that withdraw from ODI cricket to prolong his test career.
"I'm very grateful and thankful I just find that tomorrow will be my 245o game of a day-. That has been an honor and a privilege to represent my country for that amount of games that I am grateful to all players was lucky to play for this team and he is no exception to that. I think it is the time is right for me and for the Australian team. I was very lucky for four years to get the opportunity of this team's one day captain. That was very good preparation so that leads me to this world I think that the next Australian Captain deserves the same opportunity. Don't think it's realistic that I'm going to be fit and healthy and available to play the next World Cup in a way I think that it is the right time"
Clarke 33 made his ODI debut in 2003 in Adelaide against England and which leads to the end of the World Cup 2015 has scored 7.907 racing in the format at an average of 44.42 with eight centuries and 57 semi centuries. He was chosen captain of the ODI team after the retirement of Ricky Ponting after the 2011 World Cup and his record is 49 wins 21 losses and three tendential from a total of 73 matches in charge.
He endured a rigorous treatment and training program to get his body in the form of pain of this House of the World Cup after a relapse of his injury in the thigh during the tests against India in the country by the end of 2014. In five innings in the tournament Clarke has scored 145 runs at 29.00 with a single fifty against Sri Lanka in Sydney. Australia has only lost a match to New Zealand at Eden Park but Clarke was confident in the ability of the team at the MCG on Sunday.
When asked if he had considered quit test cricket before prolonging his career one day Clarke said: "never never I went through mind giving up tests to prolong career ODI always have maintained that test cricket is the toughest the ultimate”.
I have said from the beginning that the game not owes me anything and I play all he added.
Cricket Australia James Sutherland Chief Clarke thanked and congratulated him for a glorified career. "Michael informed me and his colleagues of his decision today. Congratulations on a wonderful career in one day international cricket Sutherland mentioned in a press release shortly after the announcement.
"From the moment they burst onto the scene as an exciting way of 21 years in January 2003 was always intended for great things. While his decision comes as a surprise Michael leaves one day cricket on his own terms aiming to finish on an absolute high facing a full MCG as a possible captain who won the World Cup. That is very special.
Regardless of the outcome that will leave the international game as one of our big day. We thank you for your wonderful contribution to one day cricket and look forward to his continued leadership at the test level.