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Naimul_Hd
January 7, 2011, 04:54 AM
Michael Clarke's reign as Test captain might just be starting but his time as Twenty20 leader has ended. Clarke announced after the Ashes loss at the SCG that he would stand down from the role and will not play Twenty20, instead preferring to concentrate on regaining form in the five- and one-day arenas.
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"I'm retiring from international Twenty20 cricket," Clarke said. "I guess, looking back on this series, my Test cricket isn't where I want it at the moment. This gives me the opportunity to focus wholly and solely on Test cricket and one-day and to use that time to play more domestic or first-class cricket for New South Wales and become a better Test player.

"For me, I've always said Test cricket is the ultimate for me. This gives me that opportunity. In saying that, obviously my T20 performances haven't been that great, which made the decision that much easier."

Source:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/australia/content/current/story/495742.html

http://au.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/8610869/white-named-australias-t20-captain/

Naimul_Hd
January 7, 2011, 04:57 AM
I think, it is a good move by Clarke. Otherwise it would only prolong his misery ! Now focus on World Cup !

btw, White named Australia's T20 captain (http://au.sports.yahoo.com/news/article/-/8610869/white-named-australias-t20-captain/)

Night_wolf
January 7, 2011, 07:03 AM
white should have been the captain in the 1st place

Habib
January 7, 2011, 11:13 AM
Good decision. He just sucks at T20.

roman
January 7, 2011, 12:02 PM
Not a bad decision at atll..I think players with a good batting technique like Clarke should not play T20.