New Zealand fast bowling all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme has announced his retirement from international cricket. He attributed this to injury and back-to-back matches in all three formats of cricket.
The 36-year-old made his international debut in 2012. He has played 29 Tests, 45 ODIs and 41 T20Is. With that he has scored 2679 runs. He has taken 91 wickets across all formats. Scored hundreds in Test 2 cricket.
“I am happy to have played for New Zealand since 2012. I guess I’m lucky in that respect. I am enjoying this time considering my international cricket career. At the same time I think it is time for me to retire from international cricket. I have been thinking about retirement for the past few weeks. Now I have made a decision on it.
I have taken this decision because of injury and continuous cricket matches. I have a beautiful family. “I have to look at my future beyond the cricket career,” he said.
He has played as a player in the New Zealand team that won the 2019 World Cup Final and the 2021 World Test Championship. Following his decision to retire, the New Zealand team announced that he has been released from his contract.
In the style of Boult, he is also expected to play as a PC in the T20 cricket league in the coming days. It is also reported that he is going to play in the Big Bash League series.
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