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Aussie Test star retires from cricket

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Nevill said he left the game content with his decision to retire and thanked his teammates and family for their support.“This is a very happy day for me. There’s a not a tinge of sadness in it. I’ve come to the end of my time in cricket,” he said.Watch Australia’s Tour of Pakistan on Kayo. Every ODI and T20 Live & On-Demand. New to Kayo? Try 14-Days Free Now >Nevill said recent injuries and time spent in Covid-19 isolation while playing for the Melbourne Stars in the BBL had given him time to reflect on his future.“I always knew that I was close to the end of my career,” he said.“It was a frustrating season for me, I think I’ve missed more games this season due to injury than the rest of my career combined.“I’m just incredibly appreciative of the journey I’ve been able to have.“I’m very proud that I was able to play for Australia, and that I was able to play for such a long time for New South Wales.”Nevill, 36, made his Test debut during the Ashes in 2015 and became Australia’s first-choice wicketkeeper after Brad Haddin retired at the conclusion of that series.He took seven catches on debut at Lords, dismissing the likes of Alastair Cook, Joe Root and Jos Buttler.Nevill went on to play 17 Tests between 2015 and 2016 and, in that time, pulled on the gloves for series victories against the West Indies and New Zealand.He played his last Test for Australia in November 2016, a casualty of Australia’s disappointing home series against South Africa. Nevill also made nine appearances for Australia’s T20I side in 2016. “Nev” will also be remembered as a loyal and long-standing member of the NSW team.In the summer of 2011-12, he averaged more than 50 in first-class cricket and earnt his first call-up to the Test squad.His unbeaten 235 runs against Tasmania in February 2015 is the 25th-highest individual total for NSW in Sheffield Shield history.A shoulder injury cut Nevill’s Sheffield Shield season short; NSW’s game with Tasmania in February was the last of his professional career. Nevill is set to begin a career as a financial advisor later this year.

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