The 37-year-old England star play Michael Lumb has decided to retire from international cricket with immediate effect due to an injury to his ankle. He has been an important member of the England team who won the ICC World T20 in 2010 beating Australia by seven wickets in the finals.
Michael Lumb made his ODI debut against West Indies in 2014 and scored a century in that match. Apart from he was a key player which helped England to win their maiden T20 title that took place in West Indies during the 2010 edition. He held the record of a highest individual in List A cricket playing for Nottinghamshire of 184 against Northamptonshire in 2016 at Trent Bridge which was broken Alex Hales during this year’s domestic finals held at Lords.
Hales scored 187 in 167 which helped Notts win the title by 4 wickets. Lumb played for Rajasthan Royals in the first 2 editions of IPL. In the 2011 edition, he played for Deccan Chargers. It was a great journey for Lumb who for Yorkshire from 2000-2006, Hampshire from 2007-2011. The left-hand batsmen played for Sydney Sixers from 2011-2017 in the big bash league. Lumb has played 3 One day internationals, 27 T20I matches, 210 First class matches, 221 List A and 221 T20 domestic matches.
In the debut match he scored a century, England lost the match. “I have had the best time at Trent Bridge, in my view the most productive years of my career, and Nottinghamshire is the club I have most enjoyed playing for,” he said. “Michael is an immensely popular senior player in the dressing room and highly respected for what he has achieved during his career. We wish him every success and thank him for all he has contributed to the club.” Lumb made his first class debut in 2000 and since then he has played a total of 210 first class matches, scoring a total of 11,443 runs with an average of 34.26.
His best score has been 221 not out. His List A debut was in 2001 and scored a total of 6623 runs at an average of 32.78. His best score was 184. His ability to strike the ball with great power made him a lethal batsman for the opposition. He was a member of Notts team which won the domestic ODI title in 2013 and 2017.
He was a power hitter in the domestic T20 playing 221 matches scoring a total of 4972 runs at an average of 24.01. His best score was 124*. Lumb would be sorely missed by England and Nott”s team mates.