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5 cricketers who retired unexpectedly during an ongoing Test series

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One of the toughest decisions every cricketer has to make is about the timing of his retirement. Some cricketers announce their retirement when they are at the peak of their game whereas others are forced to retire from the game due to lack of form, fitness, disciplinary issues and so on.

There have been a few instances when cricketers retired during an ongoing Test series. Here is a look at 5 such cricketers:

#5 Ryan Harris

England v Australia: 4th Investec Ashes Test - Day One
Ryan Harris announced his retirement a week before the 2015 Ashes

Ryan Harris was expected to spearhead the Australian pace attack in the 2015 Ashes tournament and was named as a part of the Australian squad. However Harris announced his retirement from international cricket a week before the Ashes was to commence. He could not recover from a persistent knee injury, which led to the end of his international cricket career.

The retirement of Harris was indeed a big blow for the Australian team considering that Harris was their top bowler in the 2013 twin Ashes. The right-handed fast bowler from New South Wales bagged 113 Test wickets in 52 innings at an impressive average of 23.52.

If not for injuries, Harris would have gone down as one of the greatest bowlers to have played the game for Australia.

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