Cricketzine prediction: Dwayne Pretorius retires from international cricket

Dwayne Pretorius has retired from international cricket, Cricket South Africa said in a media release on Monday (9 January).The all-rounder said he wanted to shift his focus to T20 and other short-form games.

“A few days ago I made the most difficult decision of my cricket career. I have decided to retire from all forms of international cricket,” Pretorius said in his resignation statement. ‘s only goal in life was to play for the Proteas. I didn’t know what to expect, but God gave me talent and a serious will to succeed. The rest was in his hands.

“For the rest of my career, I have shifted my focus to T20 and other short formats. Being a free agent helps me achieve my goal of being the best short format player I can be. That way I will be able to have a better work-life balance,” he added. The 33-year-old Pretorius made his international debut in 2016 and has represented South Africa in two World Cup appearances in all three formats: 30 T20Is, 27 ODIs and 3 Tests.

He holds his figure record for best bowling as a South African in T20Is with his 5/17 against Pakistan in 2021. He has also scored 261 runs at a strike rate of 164.15 in the format.

Pretorius has played in leagues around the world including the IPL, The Hundred and the Caribbean Premier League. After retiring, he will serve in the first SA20 starting Tuesday (January 10) and will serve in the Durban Supergiants.

“I leave the Proteas team knowing that every time I step on the field, I give it my all. I did everything I could, from briefings to helping other players, and I had a great time.

Pretorius also thanked all his coaches, players and teammates on his international journey. “Every player I’ve played with or against over the years has had an impact on my career. There are many who have had an impact, so I’ll pick just one or two. It’s hard to name, but I can name a few, and I was happy to spend a lot of time with them.

“Hardus Viljörn, Chris Morris, Nicky van den Berg, Lassi van der Düssen, Stephen Cook, Tabriz Shamsi, Henrich Nolce, Neil Mackenzie and most notably Andrea Agatahelou. We spent hours training together to reach our goal of playing.” To Protea, without your help and support, I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today.

“Special mention to Faf du Plessis for bringing me back, supporting me and helping me become a better player after being sacked from the international team for the first time. Thank you,” he said. . “I would like to thank Dwayne for his contribution to South African cricket,” said CSA Director of Cricket Enoch Nkwe. “He has always represented Budge with the utmost pride, determination and commitment, leaving everything on the field every time he wears the Proteas jersey. His all-round ability makes him a worthy player. He’s stepping up and his quality is undeniable.Bye Dwayne and I wish you all the best for the next step in your career.”

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