New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman BJ Watling has introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket. He will retire after NZ’s upcoming tour of England. The star participant’s final match in worldwide cricket would be the remaining match of the World Test Championship in opposition to India. During the England tour, the New Zealand workforce has to play two Test matches in opposition to England and after that may play the ultimate of the World Test Championship in opposition to India at Southampton on June 18.
If BJ Watling will get an opportunity to characteristic in all video games, which he’s anticipated to, he’ll attain the file of most appearances as New Zealand wicket-keeper in Test cricket. The 35-year-old has represented the BlackCaps in 28 ODIs, 73 Tests and 5 T20Is.
“It’s the right time. It’s been a huge honour to represent New Zealand and in particular wear the Test baggy. Test cricket really is the pinnacle of the game and I’ve loved every minute of being out there in the whites with the boys,” Watling informed New Zealand Cricket.
“Sitting in the changing rooms having a beer with the team after five days’ toil is what I’ll miss the most,” he added.
Watling, who made his Test debut in 2009, has thus far scored 3773 runs in Test cricket at a median of 38.11. This contains eight centuries and 19 fifties. He has additionally performed 5 T20 and 28 ODIs for New Zealand. Watling has taken 249 catches in his profession thus far, 10 of which he took as a fielder. He additionally has 8 stumpings to his identify.