South Africa’s Du­miny calls time on test ca­reer

Oman Daily Observer - - FRONT PAGE -

JO­HAN­NES­BURG: South Africa all-rounder JP Du­miny has de­cided to quit Test cricket but will con­tinue to fea­ture in the shorter for­mats of the game, the 33-year-old said on Saturday. Du­miny was dropped from the Proteas squad af­ter the first Test at Lord’s in a four­match series against Eng­land in July and has since not fea­tured in the long­est for­mat.

In 46 tests, Du­miny scored 2,103 runs at an av­er­age of 32.85. He also picked up 42 wick­ets with his off-spin.

“Af­ter long and care­ful de­lib­er­a­tion, I have de­cided to re­tire from first-class and Test match cricket with im­me­di­ate ef­fect,” Du­miny, who opted out of the open­ing round of do­mes­tic first-class fix­tures in South Africa, said in a state­ment.

“It is an ex­pe­ri­ence that can­not be re­placed and one I will al­ways cher­ish. Test cricket has al­ways been the pin­na­cle and I’ve been for­tu­nate enough to ex­pe­ri­ence some mem­o­rable high­lights with the Proteas and also in first-class matches with the WSB Cape Co­bras.”

Du­miny made his Test de­but with an un­beaten half-cen­tury at Perth against Aus­tralia in 2008 to help South Africa hunt down a tar­get of 414, the sec­ond-high­est suc­cess­ful run­chase in Test cricket.— Reuters

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Oman

© PressReader. All rights reserved.