JP Duminy to retire from ODIs after World Cup

By Cricnwin Staff

Gurugram

South Africa’s JP Duminy on Friday announced he will retire from ODIs after the 2019 World Cup in England. Duminy, who had quit Test cricket in 2017, will continue to play T20s.

Explaining the reason behind his decision, the 34-year-old Duminy said the recent injury woes made him assess quite a few things.

"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," Duminy said.

"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, who made his ODI debut in 2004, has so far played 193 games, scoring 5,047 runs at an average of 37.39 including four centuries and 27 half-centuries. He has also picked up 68 wickets.

The fifth ODI against Sri Lanka on Saturday (March 16), at his home in Newlands, Cape Town, will be Duminy's final ODI in South Africa. The hosts lead the five-match series 4-0.