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Steven Finn Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket

Steven Finn Announces Retirement: England fast bowler Steven Finn announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday (August 14).

Steven Finn Announces Retirement From All Forms of Cricket

Steven Finn sustained a knee injury that has kept him on the sidelines of late and forced him to call time on his career at 34 years of age. Finn represented England in 126 matches across all formats, scalping 254 wickets at an average of 29.05.

“I retire with some amazing memories with England, Middlesex and Sussex, shared with fantastic people. Those will live with me forever. Thank you to all the people who have followed and supported my career, especially my parents who allowed me to chase my dream when I was a youngster”.

“Cricket has given me a lot and I hope to give back to the game in some capacity in the future. But, for now, I’ll enjoy watching on without wondering whether my body will be able to make it through another day’s cricket. Thank you.”

“Today I am retiring from all forms of cricket with immediate effect,” read Finn’s statement. “I have been fighting a battle with my body for the last 12 months and have admitted defeat to it.

Finn was also part of two more Ashes wins – in 2010 when England won for the first time in Australia since 1986/87 and then again in 2013 at home.

“To have played 125 games for England, including 36 Tests, far surpassed what I dreamed of. I want to thank Sussex Cricket for their support over the last 12 months especially and for welcoming me wholeheartedly into the club at the beginning of last season.

“It really is a great place to play cricket and I’m sorry that I wasn’t able to play more of a part on the field since joining the club.”

Finn also holds the unique distinction of being the only English bowler to pick up an ODI World Cup hat-trick. It came against Australia in the 2015 World Cup where he picked up the wickets of Brad Haddin, Glenn Maxwell and Mitchell Johnson in England’s World Cup opener.

Having played for Middlesex for the major part of his career, Finn made the move to Sussex in 2022 and played 19 matches before getting injured.

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He did make a comeback earlier this month in a One-Day cup game against Durham but had to leave the field after bowling just four overs. The 34-year-old also went on to feature in 21 T20Is but his final appearance in national colours came in the 50-over format in 2017 just before the Champions Trophy.

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