Australian pacer Nathan Bracken calls it quits

Sydney: Australian limited-overs specialist Nathan Bracken announced his retirement from cricket, in Sydney, on Saturday.

The New South Wales left-armer, a key member of Australia`s World Cup-winning team in 2007 in the West Indies, played 116 one-day internationals and five Tests, plus 19 Twenty20 internationals.

A reliable seamer who excelled in the shorter forms of the game, Bracken played his last game for Australia against England at Nottingham in September 2009 and cited knee injuries for his decision to call it quits at the age of 33.

Bracken said he had investigated ways to continue playing, but received medical advice that he should retire.

"I really have enjoyed my cricket both internationally and domestically, but unfortunately knee injuries have taken their toll," Bracken said.