Duminy set to retire from ODIs after World Cup
South African all-rounder JP Duminy has announced that he will retire from ODIs after the upcoming World Cup in England.
After Chris Gayle and Imran Tahir, Duminy becomes the third man to announce that he will retire from ODIs after the World Cup.
Duminy, who has already retired from the longer format of the game has also said that he will keep playing in the T20Is. After featuring in 46 Tests, the all-rounder called it a day in Test cricket.
Regarding the decision, Duminy said –
“The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future. While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton. I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority.”
“I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years,” he added.
Duminy has played 193 ODIs so far where he scored 5047 runs at an average of 37.39 – in addition to bagging 68 wickets. This World Cup will be his third as he featured in both the last two World Cups – 2011 in the subcontinent and in 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.