Adam Voges announces retirement from international cricket

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Australia middle order batsmen Adam Voges has decided to retire from international cricket.

“This will be it for me,” Voges said. “I’m certainly looking forward to getting out there and playing this game. I’ve had an amazing couple of years with Australia with the Test team and I’ve loved every minute of it.

“I see this as a last opportunity to play against an international team and I’m certainly looking forward to that.”

Voges made his test debut against West Indies in 2015. Since his debut, he has played 20 test matches with the best score of 269 against New Zealand. In 2016, he did not perform according to expectations against South Africa at home and was dropped for the third test match.

Adam Voges has finished with second best average behind Sir Donald Bradman. He struggled against South Africa and Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka. He averaged 61.87 with 5 centuries and 4 half centuries. The Australia was hit by a bouncer during Western Australia match against Tasmania in November. Since then he has not played any cricket.

He will lead Australia for one final time for Prime Minister XI against Sri Lanka in Canberra. Voges has played a major role in middle order for Australia but failed to contribute in past 2 series.

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