Former Australia wicket-keeper batsman Peter Neville has announced his retirement from international cricket. He was away from the field since February this year due to a shoulder injury. Talking about his international career, he has played 17 Test matches and 9 T20 Internationals for Australia in which he has 468 and 25 runs to his name respectively.
On this occasion he said “I always knew that I was nearing the end of my career. It was a disappointing season for me, I think I have lost more matches due to injury this season than in my entire career I am very proud that I was able to play for Australia and have been a part of the team for New South Wales for so long. Now I think it is time to move on.
Neville came into the limelight when he scored 45 runs while playing the Ashes in 2015 and was instrumental in the team’s victory. He played his last Test match in November 2016 against South Africa in Hobart.
Australia had to face defeat in that match, after which he was shown the way out of the team. After that, Matthew Wade took his place in the team. He played Test matches and T20 matches but never got a chance in ODIs. In a short career, Neville was featured in Australia’s T20 Internationals nine times.
He said “I was lucky to be able to play this long. It is a difficult time for me. During this time I met many people and I have seen many ups and downs. I thank everyone for all this”