View Full Version : Michael Clarke quits Twenty20

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.

"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."




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/)

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

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

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.