Kieswetter To Retire From Cricket

Published 06/05/2015, 3:09 PM EDT


The 27-year-old wicket-keeper batsman of England, Craig Kieswetter, has recently decided to retire from all formats of the game with immediate effect, as it came to the news through his announcement on Twitter. The right handed batsman had a traditionally attacking batting style and he represented his country in 46 ODIs and 25 T20Is. He played for the Somerset in County cricket.

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His tweet described his words, “Probably the hardest decision I’ve had to make but one that is definitely the right move forward.” He contributed a lot in helping England break their World title jinx and was quite instrumental in England’s 2010 T20 WC victory, their first world title ever. He performed exceptionally well by scoring 222 runs in total, averaging 31.71 with a strike rate of 117 and also claimed five scalps from behind the stumps.

The decision to retire was quite a thoughtful one, especially after the bad form he has been in, in the recent past, all thanks to the deadly eye injury that he suffered, last year in a County game in July against Northamptonshire. He was batting when a ball pierced through his helmet grill and damaged his eye along with his cheekbone and nose. The young fellow did recover from the injury but couldn’t quite get back his form again. Also, his performance in the Ram Slam Tournament for Warriors wasn’t quite satisfactory. The Somerset club director Matthew Maynard also said that the batsman was unable to figure the line and length of the deliveries properly.

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Ultimately, he had to be ruled out of the domestic season in 2015 and was also unable to become a part of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup side of England, losing his spot to Sam Billings.

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