Michael Clarke to retire
After relinquishing the Ashes to England, Michael Clarke has announced that he will retire from international cricket. The test at The Oval will by the 34-year-old’s last appearance in the Baggy Green, finishing his career with 28 test centuries, just one shy of Sir Don Bradman and over 100 appearances for Australia.
His career has been a tumultuous one, with many of the cricket-loving public not initially taking to Clark as a replacement for Ricky Ponting. Let’s hope Steve Smith, the next Australian captain, has a better innings.