JP Duminy to retire after ICC World Cup 2019

JP Duminy will retire from ODIs after the World Cup. (Supply: Twitter/Cricket South Africa)

South Africa allrounder JP Duminy on Friday introduced that he’ll retire from ODI cricket on the conclusion of the 2019 World Cup in England, scheduled to start from Might 30. The left-handed batsman added that he’ll stay accessible for choice within the T20Is format. “The previous few months on the sidelines have given me a chance to re-assess my profession going ahead and to plot some objectives I’d like to attain sooner or later,” Duminy stated in a press release.

He added that he needs to spend extra time along with his household. “Whereas a choice like that is by no means straightforward, I additionally really feel that it’s the proper time for me to go on the baton. I’ll nonetheless be accessible to play worldwide and home T20 cricket, however would additionally like to speculate extra time in the direction of my rising household, who’re my primary precedence,” he stated.

The 34-year-old expressed his gratitude to his teammates and followers. “I’ve been privileged to dwell out my dream taking part in a sport I really like, and I’m ceaselessly grateful for the assist I’ve obtained from my teammates, coaches, household, associates, and followers all through the years,” he stated.

Duminy, who had already retired from the Take a look at format in September 2017, after taking part in 46 matches within the longest format, by which has amassed 2,103 runs at a median of 32.85 with 600 and eight fifties.

He has additionally featured in 193 ODIs thus far for Proteas, by which he has scored 5,407 runs at a median of 37.39, along with claiming 68 wickets. Duminy has featured for South Africa on the World Cup in 2011 and 2015 and can play his third and closing World Cup this yr.

Duminy’s announcement got here just some days after one other South Africa veteran, Imran Tahir, revealed that the match in England shall be his final outing within the 50-overs format for Proteas.

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