Adam Voges announces retirement from international cricket
The 37-year-old Adam Voges has not played a Test match after suffering a concussion in a Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in November
Australian cricketer Adam Voges has announced that his days as the international cricketer are coming to an end. Voges who is leading the Prime Minister's XI against Sri Lanka in Canberra clarified that this would be his last game.
"This will be it for me," Voges said. "I'm certainly looking forward to getting out there and playing this game. I've had an amazing couple of years with Australia with the Test team and I've loved every minute of it. I see this as a last opportunity to play against an international team and I'm certainly looking forward to that."
The 37-year-old Adam Voges has not played a Test match after suffering a concussion in a Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in November. Having not lived up to his reputations in the first two Tests against South Africa, this game served as a chance for resurrection and keep himself on the track for the third Test. Peter Handscomb came on Voges' No 5 spot, scored a half century in the debut, and established himself as a top choice for Australia's first line-up.
Voges who got a call to the first lineup at his 35, became the oldest player to hit a century when he scored an unbeaten 130 against West Indies in Dominica. He struggled a lot during the Ashes tour of England that followed but secured a position in the team and had a very good 2015-26 season during which he scored a century against New Zealand at the WACA, an uneaten 269 against West Indies in Hobart and a double ton in Wellington.
He had a stunning batting average after the New Zealand tour, which stood at 95.50 after 15 tests. It fell to 61.87 after lower standard series against Sri Lanka away and South Africa at home, but he ends his career with the second-highest average among all players who played in a minimum of 20 tests.
Voges had a two-part international career where the Test side was only one. Between February 2007 and November 2013, he played 38 limited-overs games, scoring 870 ODI runs at 45.78 and 139 T20I runs at 46.33.