BREAKING NEWS: Philander to retire from internationals after England Test series
South Africa seamer Vernon Philander has announced he will retire from international cricket next month following his country's home Test series against England.
One of the leading bowlers in Test cricket since his debut in 2011, Philander has taken 216 wickets from 60 appearances in the five-day game, at a superb average of 22.16.
The 34-year-old, part of a Proteas team that reached number one in the Test rankings, has also claimed a further 45 scalps in the limited-overs formats, along with a total of 1,784 international runs.
"I will be retiring from international cricket at the conclusion of the Test series against England. I feel that it is the appropriate time to conclude what has been an amazing journey," said Philander in a statement released by Cricket South Africa (CSA).
"It has been a honour and privilege to have played alongside the very best in the game as well as being part of the best Test team for a number of years."
Published 23 Dec 2019, 16:36 IST