Masakadza to retire after T20I tri-nation series
Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masadkza has announced his retirement from international cricket. The upcoming T20I tri-nation series in Bangladesh will be his last.
Zimbabwe captain and legend Hamilton Masadkadza, who made his debut back in 2001 has decided to call it a day. He will be retiring after playing the T20I tri-nation in series in Bangladesh which involves the hosts and Afghanistan.
The 36-year old batsman has made the decision following Zimbabwe’s suspension by the International Cricket Council (ICC) earlier this year that rendered them ineligible to participate in a qualifying tournament for the ICC T20 World Cup 2020 to be played in Australia.
Masakadza is one of those who made Test hundred on debut against West Indies in 2011 and then went onto play 38 Tests, scoring 2223 runs at 30.34 alongside five centuries and eight half-centuries. He also led his side to their first overseas Test victory in 15 years when they beat hosts Bangladesh by 151 runs in Sylhet.
The veteran has also played 09 ODIs, scored 5658 runs at 27.73 including five centuries and 34 half-centuries. In 62 T20Is so far, he has scored 1529 runs and has 10 fifties to go with.
Masakadza will lead Zimbabwe for one last time in the T20I tri-nation series, which starts on September 12. He is the second Zimbabwe player who has announced retirement following the team’s suspension in July. All-rounder Solomon Mire is the first cricket, who immediately retirement after the suspension was announced.