JP Duminy stated his intention to retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 World Cup in England. He had bid farewell to international tests career in 2017 after playing 46 tests. The all-rounder, however, will still be available for selection for South Africa for T20s. The 34- year old all-rounder has played 193 ODIs so far – scoring 5047 runs in addition to taking 68 wickets. Having featured for South Africa in 2011 in the subcontinent and 2015 in Australia and New Zealand, the 2019 World Cup will be Duminy's third appearance at cricket’s premier event.
The fifth ODI in ongoing South Africa VS Srilanka series on Saturday will be his final ODI in South Africa at his home in Newlands, Cape Town. After playing first-class cricket, Duminy feels ‘the time is right’ to close the chapter of his international career as he has been having an extended spell on the sidelines from quite a while now.
Talking about the same he said, “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. 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.”
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