Eoin Morgan’s England face New Zealand at Lord’s on Sunday desperate to win the World Cup for the first time after four years of hard graft.When England exited the 2015 tournament after an embarrassing defeat by Bangladesh, few tipped them as
South African Proteas are ready to take on the netball world in Liverpool as the World Cup gets underway this weekend.
'South African Proteas are ready to take on the netball world in Liverpool as the World Cup gets underway this weekend.'
Having announced his retirement from ODIs prior to the World Cup, JP Duminy called time on all international cricket after the Proteas finale on Saturday.
'The Proteas win over Australia in the last round-robin game of the 2019 Cricket World Cup turned out to be the last in national colours for JP Duminy, who announced his retirement from all international cricket. The 35-year-old went into the match as one of two Proteas turning out for the last time in One Day Internationals, along with Imran Tahir, and had a rather low-key exit from the 50-over format as he added just 14 with the bat before a relatively economical four-over spell that saw him finish wicketless for 22 runs. Having already retired from Test cricket in 2017, the all-rounder was widely expected to carry on in T20 Internationals, where he is South Africa’s all-time leading run scorer with 1934 runs at an average of 38.68. JP Duminy calls time on 15-year career However, speaking after the Proteas had bowed out of the World Cup, he called time on a 15-year international career which began when he turned out for the green and gold in an ODI against Sri Lanka in Colombo back in August 2004. “I’ve been considering it for the last couple of months and I’ve made the decision that this will be the last,” Duminy said. “I went into the game with the guys knowing that this would be my last one. “There is a big relief and also an appreciation for an amazing 15 years of international cricket. I’m absolutely blessed to have played with so many great cricketers and special humans over the years. “It’s been a disappointing tournament, but the last week that we had together was really enjoyable.” JP Duminy Duminy’s retirement closes a chapter of over 300 international matches, where he amassed close to 10 000 runs with 132 wickets. The bulk of his internationals came in ODIs, where he collected a 199 caps for his 5 117 runs and 69 wickets. In the longest format, Duminy turned out in whites 46 times, and will perhaps be remembered for his contribution during his debut series against Australia in 2008, where he top scored in the second Test at Melbourne with 166, sparking a remarkable comeback which saw the Proteas secure their first ever win against the old foe. He also addressed his admittedly modest numbers when fronting to the media at Old Trafford. “The numbers that I have produced are not going to go up against some of the best, and that’s okay with me. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and experience I have had. it’s not about the numbers you produce – it’s about the person you are.” JP Duminy'
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis led from the front, scoring South Africa’s first century at the ICC Cricket World Cup against Australia in Manchester. Rassie Van der Dussen also made a massive contribution to help South Africa end their innings on