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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 17 December 2018

South Africa's JP Duminy calls time on cricket Test career

Left-handed batsman to continue playing in limited-overs cricket both domestically and internationally.

South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has chosen to focus on limited-overs cricket. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo
South Africa all-rounder JP Duminy has chosen to focus on limited-overs cricket. Rafiq Maqbool / AP Photo

South African international JP Duminy announced his retirement from Test match and first class cricket on Saturday.

The 33-year-old left-handed batsman and part-time right-arm off-spinner will continue to play in limited-overs cricket both domestically and internationally, he said in a statement sent by Cricket South Africa.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed the privilege and opportunity to represent my country in 46 Tests and the WSB Cape Cobras in 108 first-class matches overs the past 16 years," Duminy said.

"It is an experience that cannot be replaced and one I will always cherish."

Duminy hit six Test centuries during his career and he is planning on adding to his four in one-day internationals before fully hanging up his bat.

"In the years ahead, my focus will be placed on attaining limited-overs cricket success for South Africa and the WSB Cape Cobras, along with attending to my young family, who have been incredibly supportive and understanding," he added.