Clarke, Rogers, Sangakkara bid farewell - Cricket World TV

In our latest cricket news round-up video we reflect on an emotional few days for the sport with the retirements of Michael Clarke, Chris Rogers and Kumar Sangakkara dominating the headlines.

Despite losing the final Test at The Oval, England had already wrapped up victory in the Ashes, but victory there for Australia gave Clarke and Rogers a fitting farewell.

Sangakkara, meanwhile, made 18 in his final innings before Sri Lanka were bowled out on the final day of the second Test against India in Colombo.

India's win has levelled the series and means the final Test will decide the outcome of the series.

Clarke hands over the captaincy reins to Steve Smith while Rogers leaves an opening spot to fill for Australia ahead of their upcoming tour of Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka must now come to terms with a Test team which will no longer feature Sangakkara or Mahela Jayawardene and have just a few days to decide who will play in Sangakkara's place in the third Test.

All three can be proud of their contributions to the sport. Clarke and Sangakkara both experienced the highs and lows of captaining their country and winning World Cups (Clarke in 2007 and 2015, Sangakkara the 2014 T20 World Cup).

Sangakkara kept wicket for his country as well during the earlier part of his career while Rogers was a relative latecomer to Test cricket only to score more runs in the three Ashes campaigns he took part in (2013, 2013/14 and 2015) than any other player.

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