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Simon Katich retires from all form of cricket

MELBOURNE: Australian opening batsman, Simon Katich has announced his retirement from cricket with immediate effect, ARY News reported on Saturday.

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The 38-year old announcing retirement from T20s ended his career as a player in all forms of the game.

Katich had only played 3 T20 internationals for Australia out of total 118 T20 games scoring 2483 runs at an average of 30.28.

He played 56 Tests and 45 ODIs between 2001 and 2010, had been an important part of the Australian Test squad until the Ashes debacle of 2010-11 – where Australia were beaten 3-1 – sparked a call for change. Katich lost his Cricket Australia contract a few months later, ending his chances of playing more Tests. CA chairman Wally Edwards said last year that the decision to drop Katich from the Test side was a mistake.

Katich had retired from Australian first-class cricket in June 2012 but had continued playing county cricket until 2013 and had led Perth Scorchers to the Big Bash League title last season. He had also participated in a few Ryobi Cup matches in October 2013.

 

 

 

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