New Zealand batsman Rob Nicol retires from international cricket

The Kiwis all-rounder Rob Nicol has announced his retirement from all format of the game on June 9 on his official social media handle. He represented New Zealand in two Tests, 22 One Day Internationals and 21 Twenty20 Internationals, in which he accumulated 941 International runs.

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Rob Nicol failed to continue the good form after having a great start to his International career. But, he remained a successful all-rounder in the domestic circuit. He has played 130 First-Class matches and scored 6319 runs and picking 43 wickets. Nicol made his International debut in West Indies in the 2010 T20 World Cup.

He came to spotlight when he became the only second New Zealand player to score a century on his ODI debut. Rob Nicol, who was also part of the 2012 T20 World Cup squad, was named as the most valuable player in domestic cricket in 2011.

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Nicol played for Canterbury in 2009-10 after playing first eight seasons for Auckland in his 17 years long First-Class career. The 33-year-old scored 4717 runs 151 List A games and 2712 runs in 122 T20 games, including 9 hundreds and 96 wickets.

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