Colin De Grandhomme Retires From International Cricket

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Zimbabwe-born de Grandhomme said the reason behind the decision was his injury and the increasing competition in all three formats, among other reasons. De Grandhomme said in a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket here, I accept that I am no longer going to be young and it is becoming difficult to practice especially due to injuries.

Wellington: New Zealand all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme on Wednesday announced his retirement from international cricket. De Grandhomme had this week discussed his decision with New Zealand Cricket, which agreed to release him from the central contract. Zimbabwe-born de Grandhomme said the reason behind the decision was his injury and the increasing competition in all three formats, among other reasons. De Grandhomme said in a statement issued by New Zealand Cricket here, I accept that I am no longer going to be young and it is becoming difficult to practice especially due to injuries.

“My kids are growing up and I am trying to focus on my future after cricket. All these things were going through my mind for the last few weeks. De Grandhomme said, I am very fortunate that I got the opportunity to play for New Zealand after making my debut in 2012. I am proud of my international career but I think it is the right time to retire.

De Grandhomme played 29 Test matches for New Zealand in which he scored 1432 runs at an average of 38.70. It also includes centuries against West Indies and South Africa. Apart from this, he also took 49 wickets at an average of 32.95. His best performance was six for 41 which he did against Pakistan. He scored 742 runs in 45 ODIs and took 30 wickets. De Grandhomme was part of the New Zealand team that reached the final of the ICC ODI World Cup in 2019.

This all-rounder also played 41 T20 International cricket matches in which he scored 505 runs and took 12 wickets.

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