South African all-rounder JP Duminy has announced that he will retire from ODI cricket after the 2019 World Cup that begins on May 30 in England. Duminy, who announced his retirement from Test and first-class cricket in 2017 to focus on his white-ball cricket, feels ‘the time is right’ to close the chapter of his international career.
South Africa’s fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka on Saturday at Newlands will be Duminy’s last home ODI.
“The last few months on the sidelines have given me an opportunity to re-assess my career going forward and to plot some goals I’d like to achieve in the future,” Duminy said.
“While a decision like this is never easy, I also feel that it is the right time for me to pass on the baton. I will still be available to play international and domestic T20 cricket, but would also like to invest more time towards my growing family, who are my number one priority.
“I have been privileged to live out my dream playing a sport I love, and I am forever grateful for the support I have received from my teammates, coaches, family, friends and fans throughout the years.”
The South African has played in 193 ODIs so far and scored 5047 runs at an average of 37.39. The off-spinner also has 68 wickets to his name.