New Delhi: Fast bowler Boyd Rankin, who represented England and Ireland in all three formats of cricket, announced his retirement from international cricket. Rankin is one of the 15 players who have represented two countries in Test cricket.
Boyd Rankin retired
Boyd Rankin made his Ireland debut in 2003 and played his last T20 match for his country against Afghanistan in 2020 in Greater Noida.
The 36-year-old has played seven ODIs and two T20 internationals in addition to the 2013–14 Ashes Test match for England.
He returned to his country after Ireland received Test status in 2017. He has played a total of three Tests, 75 ODIs and 50 T20 Internationals.
Boyd Rankin said after retiring
Boyd Rankin issued a statement saying, ‘It is always difficult to retire from international cricket, but I think this is the right time for this step’. I have enjoyed every moment of the game with my body and mind giving it my body and mind while playing cricket professionally since 2003 ‘.
The fast bowler said, ‘I never even dreamed that I would play so much for Ireland. Traveling the world along with playing in many World Cups and wearing an Irish jersey is something I will never forget.
He said, ‘I always tried to be the best player and play at the top level. At a time when Ireland was not given Test status, it was a very proud moment for England to make their Test debut.
Boyd Rankin said, ‘I will miss all the players with whom I played the most and enjoyed victory during that time’.