The World Championship is going to be held soon. The Indian team has also been announced for this. New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman BJ Watling has announced his retirement from international cricket. He will retire after a tour of England. He will retire from international cricket after the final match of the World Test Championship against India. The New Zealand team is scheduled to play two Test matches against England during the tour of England. This will be followed by the final match of the Test Championship starting June 18.
With this, Watling will become the wicketkeeper to play the most Test matches for New Zealand. Earlier this record was in the name of Adam Paror. “It’s an honor to play cricket for New Zealand, especially in the Test bag,” Watling said after announcing his retirement. Test cricket has really been the most important part of the game.
Coming on the field in white with the team has been very special for me every moment. Five days later I will miss sitting in the sitting room with the team and enjoying it. I played cricket with some great players and made very good friends. I also got a lot of help from many players for which I thank them.
Watling has caught 249 catches so far in his career. In which 10 catches were caught as fielders. He has 8 stumpings to his name. Watling, 35, scored a stunning double century at the Oval against England in 2019. Watling, who made his Test debut in 2009, has so far scored 3773 runs in Test cricket at an average of 38.11. Including eight centuries and 19 fifties. He has also played 5 T20s and 28 ODIs for New Zealand.