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Zimbabwe Cricketer Sean Williams Announces Retirement From T20I Cricket

Zimbabwe Cricketer Sean Williams Announces Retirement From T20I Cricket

Zimbabwe’s all-rounder, Sean Williams, has decided to stop playing T20 International matches. According to Cricbuzz, he made this choice after the recent T20I series in Bangladesh. Bangladesh won four out of the five matches, but Zimbabwe managed to win one, which made Williams’ exit a bit sweeter. He only played in the first and last games of the series. However, he will still play for Zimbabwe in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Test matches.

“He(Williams) decided to retire from T20I and informed about his decision to his teammates following the game,” a BCB official working with the Zimbabwean confirmed Cricbuzz on Sunday.

Zimbabwean all-rounder Sean Williams has decided to retire from T20 International cricket following his participation in the recent five-match series against Bangladesh. The 37-year-old, who will continue to play in Tests and ODIs.

He made this choice after Zimbabwe secured a consolation win in the final T20I match against Bangladesh. Despite the victory, Zimbabwe lost the series 1-4. Williams featured in only two matches of the series and didn’t have a significant impact. Williams began his T20I journey for Zimbabwe in 2006 against Bangladesh and went on to become a key player in the team’s lineup for the shorter format. Throughout his T20I career, he amassed a total of 1691 runs at an average of 23.48.

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With a strike rate of 126.38. He also proved his worth with the ball, claiming 48 wickets with his left-arm spin at an economy rate of 6.93. While Williams enjoyed success in T20Is, his most prominent achievements came in One Day Internationals (ODIs).

He is nearing the milestone of 5000 runs in ODIs, having scored 4986 runs from 156 matches at an impressive average of 38.06 and a strike rate of 86.69. Additionally, Williams has notched up 8 centuries and 35 half-centuries in ODIs, showcasing his batting prowess.

He has also contributed with the ball, taking 83 wickets in the format. The decision to retire from T20Is marks the end of an era for Williams in that format of the game. Despite his departure from T20Is, his contributions to Zimbabwean cricket, especially in ODIs, will be remembered for years to come. A Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) official, who works closely with the Zimbabwean team, confirmed Williams’ retirement from T20Is.

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