Former Scotland Cricket team captain Kyle Coetzer announced his T20 retirement on July 21, 2022 and confirms that he will be available for the one-off ODI against New Zealand during the New Zealand tour of Scotland 2022.
Kyle Coetzer Announced Retirement
Kyle Coetzer who captained at under-15, under-17, and under-19 levels including skippering in the 2004 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh made his T20I debut on August 2, 2008 against Ireland.
He was named as the captain of the Scotland T20I international for the tournament to be played in the United Arab Emirates in January 2017. Whereas Coetzer first captained the Scottish ODI squad for the Zimbabwe tour in June 2017.
He played his last T20I match against Pakistan on November 7, 2021 where Pakistan won by 72 runs. In his last T20I match, Kyle Coetzer who captained the team against Pakistan scored just 9 runs and was dismissed by Hasan Ali.
“After considered discussions with Cricket Scotland and the head coach, the team would gain more from someone else playing in the upcoming T20 fixtures and the subsequent T20 World Cup.
It was a pleasure to take part and lead my country in the previous World Cup and help Scotland qualify for this year. It was a real driving force for me to continue helping the team in any way that I could,” Coetzer said.
Kyle Coetzer have played a total of 70 T20I matches and scored 1495 runs at an average of 22.65 which includes 6 half-centuries with a career-best of 89 runs. He led Scotland in 41 of those matches and registers 20 wins. He also won the ICC Men’s Associate Cricketer of the Decade for 2011–20.