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Chris Tremlett retires from international cricket

England's paceman Chris Tremlett announced his retirement.

2011 Ashes Hero Chris Tremlett announced his retirement today

England’s fast bowler Chris Tremlett has announced his retirement from all formats of cricket at the age of 33, reports BBC Sport. A career ravaged by knee and back injuries, he played an integral part in England clinching the2010- 2011 Ashes series in which he took the final scalp of Michael Beer which sealed the series.

The right-arm pacer made his debut during India’s tour of England in 2007 and has since played a total of 12 Test matches and also represented England in 15 ODI’s and a solitary T20.

Standing at 6 feet 7 inches, his height played a huge role in his fitness and the injuries he sustained. He tweeted: "After 16 enjoyable years I feel that now is the right moment to call time on my playing career," the Surrey player said on his Twitter account. "Unfortunately injury has hampered me throughout my career and now plays the leading role in my decision to retire."

The constant back and knee problems restricted him to only 3 appearances for Surrey this season. "My body and back in particular, can no longer withstand the vigour of performing at the level required to play professional cricket," he said. "After taking specialist advice this latest injury means that I will not be able to carry on. I have always tried to give 100% commitment and effort whenever I have played but no longer feel that this is possible."

Tremlett took a total of 53 wickets at an average of 27 in his 12 Test appearances. His most significant Test performance was the 17 wickets he took against Australia in 2011 during England’s Ashes win.

"Wearing the Three Lions was the pinnacle and I enjoyed every minute of the challenge, experience and ultimately the success that the team had," he added. "I have been extremely fortunate to have enjoyed such a fantastic and memorable career and lucky enough to play with and against some of the best players in the world."

Alec Stewart, the Surrey director was quoted saying by the HoldingWilley website: “Trem has been a valued and popular member of the playing staff throughout his time with us.On behalf of everyone at the club, I would like to thank him for his efforts and contributions both with Surrey and England and wish him well in the next chapter of his career.”

Here’s a look at Chris Tremlett’s career in numbers:

Format

Matches

Wickets

BBI

Average

Economy

Tests

12

53

48/6

27.00

2.95

ODI

15

15

32/4

47.00

5.39

T20

1

2

45/2

22.50

11.25


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