Adam Voges Announces Retirement From International Cricket

Adam Voges
Adam Voges

The 37 year old right handed Aussie player announced retirement from all forms of international cricket, a day before he is scheduled to lead the Prime Minister’s XI against the visiting Sri Lankans in Canberra. Voges said it would be his last game against an international team. “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.”


Voges hasn’t played a single test match since Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania in November as he was hit by a bouncer during the match.

Adam Voges was hit by a bouncer during Western Australia's Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania
Adam Voges was hit by a bouncer during Western Australia’s Sheffield Shield match against Tasmania

He became the oldest debut centurion when he scored an unbeaten 130 against West Indies in Dominica. He struggled through the Ashes tour of England that followed but kept his place in the side and went on to enjoy a storming 2015-16 season that fetched him a century against New Zealand at the WACA, an unbeaten 269 against West Indies in Hobart and another double-hundred in Wellington.

Post New Zealand Tour, his batting average was a staggering 95.50 that too only after 15 tests. Now, he has 1485 test runs with an average of 61.87 with 5 tons and 4 fifties including his best of 269*. He also holds the second-highest retiring test average of all time among all players (with a minimum of 20 Tests)- that too only after Sir Don Bradman- who had a retiring test average of 99.94.

Amazing.....Adam Voges
Amazing…..Adam Voges

During 2007 -2013, Voges played a total of 38 limited-overs games (31 ODI’s and 7 T20I’s), scoring  a total of 870 ODI runs at an average of 45.78 including a ton and 4 half-centuries and a highest score of 112* and 139 T20I runs at an average of 46.33 with the highest score of 51 ( his only T20I fifty).

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