Clarke signs with Melbourne Stars

2015-04-17 08:58
Michael Clarke (AP)

Melbourne - Australia Test skipper Michael Clarke will captain the Melbourne Stars in Australia's Big Bash League for the next two seasons after not playing Twenty20 cricket for three years.

The announcement was made on Friday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where Clarke led Australia to victory over New Zealand in the World Cup final on March 29.

It was Clarke's last one-day international match. He announced before the final that he was retiring from the 50-over format in order to prolong his test-playing career.

Clarke, whose last Twenty20 match was with the Pune Warriors in the 2012 Indian Premier League, has been affected for much of the past year by back and hamstring injuries.

He'll be available to the Stars in early January 2016 when the Australian test season ends.

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