New Zealand batsman Rob Nicol retires from international cricket

New Zealand batsman Rob Nicol retires from international cricket

Rob Nicol also played for Otago Volts at the domestic level.

Rob Nicol finished his First-cl;ass career at high | Getty Images

New Zealand all-rounder Rob Nicol on Saturday (June 9) has announced his retirement from all formats of the game on his official social media handle.

The 35-year-old represented the Black Caps in two Tests, 22 One Day Internationals and 21 T20Is, in which the right-hander amassed 941 international runs.

However, Nicol’s international career is not well renowned but he remained a successful all-rounder in the domestic arena, featuring in 130 First-class games and scored 6319 runs and taking 43 wickets.

Nicol made his international debut in the 2010 ICC World T20 in the West Indies but grabbed the eyeballs when he became only the second New Zealander, after Martin Guptill, to score a century on his ODI debut against Zimbabwe. He was also part of the World T20 squad in 2012, as well as, was named as the most valuable player in domestic cricket in 2011.

In his 17 years long First-class career, Nicol played for Auckland for the first eight seasons before moving to Canterbury in 2009-10. Rob, who bowls medium pace and off-spin, scored 4717 and 2712 runs in 151 List A games and 122 T20s respectively, including nine hundreds and 96 wickets.

He also played for Otago Volts at the domestic level, as well as, English County side Gloucestershire.

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By Rashmi Nanda - 09 Jun, 2018

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