T20 World Cup 2024

David Wiese announces retirement from International cricket

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প্রকাশের তারিখ: 13:05 রবিবার, 16 জুন, 2024

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Namibia's star all-rounder David Wiese has announced his international cricket retirement after their loss to England during the T20 World Cup 2024.

Wiese began his international career with South Africa, switched allegiances and became a part of the Namibian team in 2021. He went on to become a legend for Namibia due to his outstanding performances in T20 World Cups.

Wiese mentioned that it was the right time to end his time with Namibia and move on.

"Yeah, yeah, for now. I mean, next year's T20 World Cup is still two years away, I'm 39 years old now, so, in terms of international cricket, I don't know if there's much left in me," said Wiese.

"Obviously, I still like to play the game for a couple more years, I feel like I've still got a lot to contribute and a lot to play. But I just feel like what better place to end a special career for me personally with Namibia. I've had a lot of good times with them and to play my last game for them possibly at a World Cup against a world-class team like England, it just seemed like the right time," he added.

In the rain-hit match between England and Namibia, the defending champions scored 122 runs in 10 overs. Namibia had a strong start, but suffered a 41 runs against England.

Wiese appeared in 34 T20I matches for Namibia, where he scored more than 500 runs and picked up 35 wickets.