Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis announces retirement from international cricket
Zimbabwe pacer Kyle Jarvis has announced his retirement from all forms of international cricket with immediate effect. The 32-year old was plagued by injuries for the past 18 months. After going through a tough time, the bowler called time on his international cricket
Jarvis made his last appearance for Zimbabwe in a Test match against Sri Lanka played in Harare in January 2020. Since past 18 months, Jarvis suffered from covid-19, malaria and tick bite fever during this period. He also suffered from back injury and was going through rehabilitation for the past one year.
In the five-day format, Kyle Jarvis played 13 matches, in which he has claimed 46 wickets at an average of 29.43 with three five-wicket hauls to his name.
In limited-overs cricket, Jarvis represented Zimbabwe in 49 ODI matches, in which he has claimed 58 wickets at an average of 36.00 with two four-wicket hauls to his name.
In the T20 format, Pacer has played 22 matches and taken 28 wickets at an average of 23.75 with an economy rate of 8.90.
Kyle Jarvis had made his limited-overs debut in 2009 and two years later he made first Test and T20I outing. In 2013, Jarvis decided to retire from international cricket to play in English County Championship with Lancashire. He returned to Zimbabwe to become available for international cricket once again.
Kyle Jarvis said that it was an honor and privilege to play for Zimbabwe for almost a decade. He stated that he will miss international cricket and dressing room environment. He expressed his thanks and gratitude to Zimbabwe Cricket and fans for all support that have given him in all these years.
After suffering from back injury, Jarvis decided to take a tough decision about his international career. He said that there was lot of uncertainty which prompted him to think about life after cricket.
He said that he is looking to become full-time businessmen in the future. Kyle Jarvis will surely be available if Zimbabwe Cricket requires his services as bowling coach.