Ryan ten Doeschate to retire from cricket at the end of 2021 season
Star all-rounder of the Netherlands cricket team Ryan ten Doeschate has decided to call it a day on his professional cricketing career at the end of the 2021 season. The Netherlands included him in their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 squad, meaning this could well be the last time ten Doeschate plays for the Dutch team.
It is pertinent to note that Ryan ten Doeschate had not played an international match for the Netherlands cricket team since 2019. His last ODI appearance for the team came during the 2011 Cricket World Cup match against the Ireland cricket team in Kolkata.
Ten Doeschate kept on playing T20 international cricket for his country, and now, he has been named in the 15-man Dutch squad for the competition. Shedding some light on his numbers in international cricket, the 41-year-old scored 1,541 runs in 33 ODIs at an average of 67. He picked up 55 ODI wickets with his right-arm medium pace.
In the shortest format of the format, ten Doeschate has represented the Netherlands cricket team in 22 matches, aggregating 533 runs and picking up 13 wickets. While he was away from the international arena, ten Doeschate played for Essex in county cricket.
Ryan ten Doeschate will stop playing county cricket after 2021 season
In an official statement issued by Essex, the Dutch all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate confirmed that he will be retiring after the 2021 season. Here’s what the 41-year-old star player had to say:
“From the bottom of my heart I'd like to thank everyone who has been involved with Essex during my time at the Club. It's been the greatest professional experience to grow in this environment, to watch the organisation and the individuals within it evolve and become something that I am extremely proud to have been a part of.”