Ben Cooper announces international retirement
CRICDOT DESK : Dutch batter Ben Cooper has announced his retirement from international cricket. Cooper, who made his international debut in the Netherlands in 2013, played 13 ODIs and 58 T20Is. He announced on Twitter.
The 29-year-old is also the leading runner in his country on the T20I, hitting 1,239 runs on 28.15, a strike rate of 124.77, and scored the highest score in his name nine times with more than 50 results. ..
He is also one of the 10 Dutch batters who have recorded more than 1,000 runs in various formats for his country at the international level. Cooper last played for the Netherlands at the T20 World Cup last October, scoring 0 and 9 goals in two innings. The Netherlands failed to win one tournament match, including being knocked out only 44 times in the final group stage match against Sri Lanka.
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However, the southpaw ended in 246 runs at 30.75 as he finished as the top run scorer in the Netherlands in his T20 World Cup qualifying in 2019, allowing his team to win the title and compete in last year’s mega event. did.
After playing against Ireland in the ODI series at his home, Cooper couldn’t find a place within the ODI series team to play against Afghanistan in South Africa and more recently in Doha.
Australia-born Cooper made his first-class debut in 2013 against Afghanistan. In his second match against Hong Kong, he won the highest career 173 * and, along with Pieter Seelaar, formed the best partnership in the Netherlands with First Class Cricket at 288.
Brother Tom played 23 ODIs and 18 T20Is in the Netherlands between 2010 and 2016.