Former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan announced his retirement from international cricket on Monday, January 31, through Warwickshire County Cricket Club, bringing an end to a 20-year long illustrious career.
Bresnan scored 7,138 runs and took 575 wickets in First-Class cricket, including seven centuries and nine five-wicket hauls.
At the international level, the right-hander went on to play 142 times for England, including 23 Tests and was a member of the side that won the Ashes in Australia in 2010/11 and topped the Test rankings in 2011.
Bresnan was also a member of the England team that won the World Twenty20 title for the first time in 2010.
In April, the 36-year-old was awarded a Warwickshire cap, and he quickly established himself as a prominent member of the squad, making significant contributions with both bat and ball.
Tim Bresnan said: “This has been an incredibly tough decision, but after returning to winter training I feel that this is the right time. I have continued to work hard throughout the off-season to prepare for my 21st professional year, but deep down I feel I can’t reach the high standards that I set myself and my teammates. The hunger and enthusiasm that I have for the game I love will never leave me, but whilst my head is willing to tackle the 2022 season, my body is not.
“I will always look back at my career with immense pride and it’s been an absolute honour to represent Warwickshire, my home county and country. Growing up I never would have believed how lucky I was to play with and against some of the finest cricketers to grace the game.
“These discussions are never easy, but I want to thank Farby, Stuart and the whole team for their support and understanding. When I signed my two-year deal, I was tasked to not only help the young side progress on the field but off it as well. On reflection, I’m proud of everything we have achieved as a team, and that final day against Somerset will live with me for the rest of my life. I firmly believe this group of players have the potential to build on their success and go from strength to strength.”
“Tim has had an astounding career,” said Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace. “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to work with him throughout his cricketing journey and he has been a marvellous servant to the game.
“When Tim joined Warwickshire, I believed he could make a huge impact to our side with his experience, knowledge and attitude, and as a County Champion, he has certainly achieved that. His performances for the Club have been exemplary and the impact he made on that final day against Somerset will be something that no Bear will ever forget.”