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Clarke to retire from Test cricket

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Clarke to retire from Test cricket
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Australia captain Michael Clarke has announced he will retire from Test cricket after the current Ashes series.

The 34-year-old, who made his Test debut 11 years ago, took over the Australia captaincy in March 2011 and has presided over 46 matches, winning 23 and losing 16.

The announcement of Clarke’s impending retirement came just after his side lost to England by an innings and 78 runs in the fourth Test at Trent Bridge.

Steve Smith is now expected to take over permanently as the Test captain ahead of Australia’s next series in October.