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Brad Haddin has announced his retirement from the One-Day International (ODI) format of the game following Australia‘s win in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He has joined his captain Michael Clarke in announcing retirement and has effectively indicated that Australia will enter a transition phase in ODIs. Michael Clarke feels it’s right time to retire after ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 final

Both Haddin and Clarke will continue to feature in Test cricket. Clarke earlier stated that his attention was now trained on the Test series in West Indies and the Ashes in England later this year. Clarke will continue to play deputy to Clarke in the Test format.

When asked about his send-offs to the New Zealanders, he said it was because their ‘niceness’ made him ‘uncomfortable,’ reported ESPNcricinfo. “It was that uncomfortable. All they were was that nice to us for seven days. I said, ‘I’m not playing cricket like this. If we get another crack at these guys in the final I’m letting everything [out].’ I’m not playing another one-day game, so they can suspend me for as long as they like,” Haddin said.

Australia sealed the final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 by seven wickets against New Zealand, to become five-time champions. New Zealand led by skipper had performed exceptionally well to reach their first ever World Cup final but conceded that Australia was too good for them on the day.