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Australia paceman Tait announces retirement

Update : 27 Mar 2017, 06:04 PM
Tait, who had retired from first-class cricket in 2009 and ODIs in 2011, continued to play as a T20 specialist, with his last match coming for Hobart Hurricanes against Sydney Thunder in the 2016-17 BBL. "I honestly wanted to play a couple more years, whether it was over in the UK or here," the 34-year-old Tait told cricket.com.au. "The elbow has pretty much gone off a cliff now, it's done and dusted. I suppose when you're not contributing on the field as much as you'd like to, it's time to finish up." Tait was instrumental in Australia's 2007 World Cup triumph in the West Indies, where he was the joint-second highest wicket-taker with 23 dismissals in the tournament. "In his prime, Shaun was the world's fastest bowler. It was incredibly exciting to watch him full flight bursting through the defences of the game's best batsmen," CA CEO James Sutherland said in a statement. Tait represented Australia in three Tests, 35 ODIs and 21 T20Is and made his last international appearance against India in the shortest format in Sydney last year.
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