West Indies wicketkeeper-batsman Shane Dowrich has announced his immediate retirement from international cricket. Dowrich was picked in the squad for the upcoming ODI series against England but has now withdrawn from the series, and West Indies has not yet named a replacement.
Dowrich made his international debut in a Test match against Australia in 2015. He played 35 Test matches during his career, with his only ODI appearance coming in 2019 against Bangladesh. He was set to make a return to this format in the series against England.
Dowrich played his last match for West Indies in December 2020 against New Zealand. He scored 1560 runs in Tests and just 6 runs in ODIs.
Miles Bascombe, Cricket West Indies Director of Cricket, expressed gratitude for Dowrich’s contributions to West Indies cricket, stating, “We want to thank Shane for his contributions while representing West Indies. He was a disciplined and hardworking cricketer who always gave his best on and off the field.”
Dowrich amassed 3 centuries and 9 half-centuries in his Test career. His crucial century against England in Barbados in 2019 played a significant role in West Indies clinching the Wisden Trophy.