South African all-rounder JP Duminy has announced that he will retire from ODI cricket after the World Cup later this year. However, he will still be available for selection for T20Is. In 2017, JP Duminy had already retired from the longest format of the game.
The 34-year-old had been out of the South African ODI side for some time now. He recently made a comeback and appeared in the 4th ODI against Sri Lanka in which he scored an unbeaten 31 and took one wicket. Duminy mentioned that he would like to spend time with his family as he will get more time off from the field after retirement.
“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,” said Duminy.
“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,” added the all-rounder.
Duminy has featured in 193 ODIs so far. He has accumulated 5047 runs at an average of 37.39. With his handy off-spin, he has also bagged 68 wickets. If he gets picked for the World Cup, this will be his 3rd appearance in the tournament. Recently, Imran Tahir had also announced that he will retire from ODIs after the mega event in England and Wales.
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