Voges retires from international cricket

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By Harvey Burgess

Australian batsman Adam Voges yesterday retired from all forms of international cricket.

The 37-year-old is currently second on the all-time list of batting averages, behind only the legendary Don Bradman.

Voges, who averaged 61.87, was still a fair way behind his countryman on 99.94, but his stats are nonetheless remarkable for someone who made his debut so late.

Voges only began his Test career in 2015 at the age of 35, and became the oldest ever debutant in Test cricket to hit a century when he hit 130 against West Indies.

He will continue to play county cricket for Middlesex, whom he signed for only last month as an overseas player.

“I’m certainly looking forward to getting out there and playing this game,” Voges said. “I’ve had an amazing couple of years with Australia, with the Test team, and I’ve loved every minute of it.”

The Australian will lead the Prime Minister’s XI today as his side take on Sri Lanka in Canberra.

“I see this as a last opportunity to play against an international team and I’m certainly looking forward to that,” Voges said.

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