Australian wicketkeeper Peter Nevill on Friday announced his retirement from international cricket on Friday. The 36-year-old has played 17 Tests and 9 T20 internationals for the Australian cricket team in which he made 493 runs. He represented the New South Wales team in the domestic circuit.
The wicket-keeper played as a specialist batsman when Brad Haddin was off to national duties. Nevill has a good season in which he scored 570 runs at a brilliant average of 51.81. This performance in the domestic circuit helped him to get into the national side and he was called for the West Indies tour as a backup keeper however he didn’t get to debut on that tour.
Nevill made his international debut vs England at Lords in 2015. His performances made sure that he kept Haddin for a long time. Nevills recent appearance on the international came stage was in November 2016 against South Africa. Nevill has also played for a few franchises in BBL.
Nevill said in a statement that this season was the most difficult for him due to the persistent injuries he is facing he also told that he has been out of the game more than he has got games to play. Nevill defined his career as short and sweet.
I always knew that I was close to the end of my career,” Nevill said.
“It was a frustrating season for me, I think I’ve missed more games this season due to injury than the rest of my career combined. I’m just incredibly appreciative of the journey I’ve been able to have. I’m very proud that I was able to play for Australia, and that I was able to play for such a long time for New South Wales.
“I’d like to think that I was able to squeeze as much juice out of my orange as I could. For a bloke with minimal talent and no shots, I leave the game pretty content. The time is right,” he concluded.
Nevill made a mark when he made a tough 45 and led Australia to win against England at Lords. That performance made sure he gets more opportunities at the highest level. Nevell has been out of action since February now due to a shoulder injury. Frustrated Nevill also said that he knew he was close to the end of his career.