Netherland’s all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate to retire from all forms of cricket at the end of the year

The Netherland’s all-rounder Ryan Ten Doeschate has decided to retire from all formats of cricket at the end of 2021. Doeschate is currently included in the Netherland’s squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup event which is scheduled to start from 17 October at UAE and Oman. Doeschate plays for Essex who confirmed the news on Sunday.

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Doeschate made his debut in 2006 for Netherlands. Since then, he has played 33 ODIs, 22 T20s for his nation. Doeschate has scored 1541 runs with an average of 67. The cape town born cricketer joined Essex in 2003 after catching the attention of former England batsmen Graham Gooch in a pre-season match in South Africa. Doeschate has gone on to make 554 appearances across all formats for the club in 19 seasons at Chelmsford. Doeschate has scored 17,046 runs and taking 348 wickets.

Doeschate also holds the record for the highest average in ODIs-67. Doeschate has scored two centuries for Netherlands against England and Ireland in the 2011 ICC World Cup.

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“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,” Ten Doeschate was quoted as saying, Cricbuzz reported.

Ten Doeschate captained Essex in 2016 and led the team to glory in the 2nd division. Doeschate ended Essex’s 25 year wait by winning the County Championship. The cape town born cricketer stepped down as the captain in 2019. Ten Doeschate played an important role in winning the Bob Willis Trophy in 2020.

“Coming from Cape Town to be given a chance to pursue my dream seems a million moons ago. We’ve shared some remarkable times but for me, the biggest achievement has been making a home away from home. I have a collection of memories from Chelmsford to keep me happy long into retirement,” he said.

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