'When Michael made his decision to retire last week it was a very straight forward decision for us to nominate Steve as his successor’ ‘He is highly regarded by the selectors and we congratulate him on being appointed to the role on an ongoing basis. He should be incredibly proud’ Steven Smith is Australia's 45th Test captain. Photograph: Ryan Pierse/Getty Images Steven Smith will be the next captain of Australia's Test team following Michael Clarke’s retirement at the ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Shakya Mitra ponders why top batsmen like Michael Clarke are bowing out early. Is it because bowling is of a much higher standard? Find out… Australia's Michael Clarke leaves the field after being dismissed. Photograph: Philip Brown Livepic/Reuters Michael Clarke’s announcement of retirement from international cricket after the fifth Test of the Ashes Series was surprising, not so much on issues of his form but more because of his age. In a game where the best in the world tend ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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