Peter Nevill Retirement – Former Australia Wicketkeeper Announces Retirement

Peter Nevill announces retirement
Peter Nevill announces retirement from professional cricket(Image: Cricket Australia)

Peter Nevill Retirement: Former Australian wicketkeeper batter Peter Nevill announced his retirement from professional cricket on April 1, 2022.

Peter Nevill Retirement

Nevill who hasn’t featured in any professional cricket since February this year due to a shoulder injury announced that he always knew he was close to the end of his career.

“I always knew that I was close to the end of my career,” Nevill 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 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. I’d like to think that I was able to squeeze as much juice out of my orange as I could. For a bloke with minimal talent and no shots, I leave the game pretty content.”

Nevill last played for Australia in 2016 against South Africa at home, a series which Australia lost. Nevill was dropped after the series as he lost his place to Matthew Wade. He was handed his test cap in the 2015 Ashes series. Nevill never played an ODI for Australia but he featured in 9 T20Is for them in his short international career.

As far as this season is concerned Nevill revealed that it’s been a frustrating season for him as he thinks he has missed more games this season due to injury than in other seasons combined.

“I’d say (I was) someone who got the most out of the ingredients they had,” Nevill said. “I’ve been fortunate to have played for as long as I have. It is hard to condense (my career) into something short and sweet.

However, there’s the opportunities I’ve had, the experiences, the people I’ve met, being able to travel the world, the ups and downs. Something that stands out is the very special people I’ve met, and there was no shortage of them at the Blues (NSW).”

Interestingly, the 36-year-old never played ODI cricket but was a part of Australia’s squad for the 2016 T20 World Cup in India.