Irish legend William Porterfield retires from International cricket

37-year-old previous Ireland skipper William Porterfield reported his retirement from worldwide and delegate cricket on Thursday.

  • Sinchan Saha | June 16, 2022 | 10:41 pm

William Porterfield, who drove Ireland in north of 250 matches, stopped a 16-extended global profession. The 37-year-old assumed an instrumental part in Ireland getting the ICC Full Member status.
37-year-old previous Ireland skipper William Porterfield reported his retirement from worldwide and delegate cricket on Thursday, June 16 stopping a beautified profession in which he played 148 ODIs, 61 T20Is and 3 T20Is.

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Porterfield wraps up as the third most elevated covered Ireland cricketer and the second-most noteworthy run-getter with more than 5000 runs into each of the three arrangements of the game. William Porterfield last played for Ireland in January and it was a fitting goodbye to one of the legends of Irish cricket as his side crushed West Indies 2-1 in a 3-match ODI series. It just so happens, Porterfield got out for 0 in his last trip for Ireland.

Porterfield drove Ireland in north of 250 matches at the most elevated level and was their captain in their very first Test match against Pakistan in 2018 and the Lord’s Test against England. Porterfield drove Ireland to two 50-over World Cup campaigns and upwards of 5 T20 World Cups. Porterfield was essential for the Ireland side that shocked Pakistan at the 2007 World Cup and England at the 2011 World Cup. Porterfield had likewise hit 100 in the 2015 World Cup meeting against Pakistan. Selected commander in 2008 and driving his group more than 250 times in a rich period for the group, Porterfield drove Ireland in their maiden Test match, and the Lord’s Test match against England, prior to giving control to Andrew Balbirnie. Porterfield was Irish chief at two Cricket World Cup missions and five T20 World Cups, in charge prominently in their shock triumph over England in Bangalore in the 2011 50-over competition.

Porterfield has had his decent amounts of highs in T20I cricket yet his adventures in ODI cricket have been instrumental in Ireland cricket’s advancement over the course of the past ten years. He hit 11 hundreds and 20 fifties in 148 ODIs and got done with 4343 runs in the 50-over design.
Porterfield has now set sights on investing his time into training, having proactively worked with Gloucestershire and Warwickshire in area cricket.

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