Shane Dowrich Announces International Retirement: West Indies wicket-keeper batter Shane Dowrich has announced his international retirement with immediate effect on November 30, 2023.
Shane Dowrich Announces International Retirement
Shane Dowrich Announces International Retirement: Dowrich this month earned a surprise recall to the West Indies squad for the upcoming CG United ODI Series against England, three years after he played his last test and four years since he featured in his only ODI.
CWI thanked Dowrich for his contribution to West Indies cricket and wished him the best in his future endeavors. Miles Bascombe, CWI’s Director of Cricket said:
“We want to thank Shane for contribution when he played for West Indies. He is a disciplined, hard-working cricketer who always gave his utmost in front and behind the stumps.
He had a memorable series in 2019 when he made an outstanding Test century on home soil in Barbados to help us beat England and win the Wisden Trophy. We respect his decision to retire and appreciate it is not an easy one to make. We wish him all the best as he steps away from the international stage.”
Dowrich made his international debut against Australia in Dominica in 2015. He played 35 Tests where he scored 1,570 runs including three centuries with a top score of 125 not out against Sri Lanka in Trinidad in 2018. Behind the stumps, he had 85 catches and five stumpings. He also played one ODI in Ireland in May 2019.
The CWI Selection Panel will not name a replacement for the three match ODI Series and the squad consists of 14 players. The England tour of West Indies will feature 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is.
The first 2 ODI games will be played at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Sunday 3 December and Wednesday 6 December. The tour then moves to Barbados for the third and final CG United ODI to be played at Kensington Oval, on Saturday 9 December.