Sean Williams wants to retire from international cricket

Sean Williams Retire
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Sean Williams, former Zimbabwean skipper, and all-rounder has decided to step away from international cricket but hasn’t decided to quit one cricket day yet.

His fans will be pleased to see him in the future playing for the team in white-ball cricket.

About Sean Williams

Sean Williams is an experienced Zimbabwe player. He started his international career in 2005. William’s first match was an ODI against the tough opponent South Africa in Johannesburg. 

The left-handed batsman was introduced as a middle-order player and eventually became an all-rounder in his game. He has also served as a captain for the Zimbabwe team.

Williams was given the captaincy of his team for the first time in a triangular T20 series in Singapore that was held in the year 2019.

His test performances in batting saw an uplift in the graph after he was given the command of the team. His fans saw his power-packed performances in those four Test matches in which he led his team.

Out of all four test centuries that he secured, three of them came out when he was serving as a captain. He played all those matches with an average of 96.20, including his memorable runs of 151* in a match.

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Sean Williams Stats

Sean Williams is a player of all formats. He has played in 14 Test matches, 136 ODIs, and 47 T20Is for Zimbabwe.

Test Matches

  • Total Runs: 1034
  • Average: 41.36
  • Total Centuries: 4
  • Half Centuries: 3

ODI Matches

  • Total Runs: 3958
  • Average: 35.02
  • Centuries: 4
  • Half Centuries: 32

T20 Matches

  • Total Runs: 945
  • Average: 22.50
  • Centuries: 0
  • Half Centuries: 6
  • Strike Rate: 128.39

Bowling Stats

  • Tests: 21 wickets
  • ODI: 72 wickets
  • T20: 32 wicket
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Sean’s decision to step away from the team

The veteran has recently decided to quit the Zimbabwe team. He has informed the team administration about his decision after the team’s recent tour of Ireland. But the former captain has decided to carry on with the one-day cricket for the country.  

He is currently with the Zimbabwe team as a Test captain in Ireland but has requested his team management and selectors to not consider him for the upcoming T20 matches in Ireland that will be starting on Friday. 

He has made it clear that he won’t be available for the T20s that will be played in Scotland next month. On the other hand, the all-rounder is willing to play the three ODIs scheduled against Ireland that will be held after the T20.

The 34-year-old has mentioned fatigue and uncertainty over the future as the main reasons for his retirement decision. Moreover, he has also asked for a mental health break from the T20 series.

It seems that Williams is slightly unhappy with his team management for not maintaining his position as a team captain in the recent tour.

He also appears to be bothered by the poorly managed Zimbabwe cricket, the loopholes in the team, and the series of losses that the team has suffered.

Playing under coach Lalchand Rajput, Zimbabwe has managed to grab success in mere 4 ODIs in three years that were played all against the weak team UAE.

Shayan, currently living in San Diego, is a recent graduate who covers news on American Football. In his early days in high school, he was captain of the main team of his school.


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