South Africa’s JP Duminy retires from Test Cricket

South Africa’s middle order batsman JP Duminy has decided to call it quits from the Test arena. He also will not play first class cricket this season for South Africa. The left-hander has been integral part of the national side for almost a decade and was one of the senior members of the squad playing in England.

Duminy started off well last year with good performances against Australia and Sri Lanka at home. The batsman found it tough against New Zealand in New Zealand and was dropped from the side after South Africa lost the first Test at Lords against England. During this time, he produced a memorable innings against Australia at Perth to see the side win the Test match and eventually go on to win the series.

The biggest turning point in Duminy’s career was superb 161 runs against Australia at Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2008 that helped South Africa win their first Test series in Australia. He said that he is very honored and privileged to have represented South Africa at the highest level. He was very pleased with the support of Cricket South Africa during the last ten years.

Duminy represented South Africa in 46 Tests and scored 2,103 runs at an average of 32.85. He has also made contributions with the ball by taking 20 wickets at an average of 32.1 in longer format of the game.

He will continue to play limited overs cricket for South Africa and is a part of Global T20 League that will take place this year in South Africa. He is a part of Cape Town Knight Riders that is one of franchises in Global T20 League.

 

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