Former Scotland captain Kyle Coetzer announced his retirement from T20 International cricket on Thursday 21 July. The Scottish cricketer resigned from his captaincy role last month and has now decided to pull out of T20I cricket completely ahead of the T20I series against New Zealand.
Coetzer did not score many runs in the T20 World Cup played in the United Arab Emirates last year. He could score runs at a disappointing strike rate of 102.43 and an average of 12. Michael Jones has been included in the T20 squad to face New Zealand next week in place of the veteran cricketer.
He did a fine job for Durham in the recently concluded T20 Blast, with an impressive strike rate of 140.52 and an average of 26.58. The veteran cricketer thanked the fans for their support and admitted that representing his country in the last World Cup made him very happy.
He also said that the team would benefit from having a player who can make a more significant contribution than him and that he would continue to help the team in whatever way possible. “After consultations with Cricket Scotland and the head coach, it was found that the team will benefit more than any other player playing in the upcoming T20 matches and the subsequent T20 World Cup,” he told Cricinfo.
Coetzer said, “It was a pleasure to participate in the last World Cup and lead my country and help Scotland qualify for this year. It was a real driving force for me to help the team in any way I can.” could continue to do so.” Kyle Coetzer scored a total of 1495 runs in 69 matches for his country, with his highest score being 89 runs. He made 6 fifties in his career.