Australia’s Voges, Doherty announce retirement from all formats

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New Delhi : Australia’s middle order batsman Adam Voges, who hogged the limelight by becoming the player to score a Test century on debut announced his retirement from all formats.

Voges played 20 Tests, 31 ODIs and seven Twenty20s for his country in 10 years with a batting average above 45 across all forms of the game.

The middle order batsman hold the record of having second best batting average in Test after Sir Donald Bradman.

Failing to catch the eye of selectors this year led the West Australian captain to announce his retirement at the end of the current Sheffield Shield season, although he still plans to play the T20 Big Bash League and for English county Middlesex.

At the age of 35, Voges made a first innings 130 not out in his Test debut against the West Indies in 2015.

Aussie spinner Xavier Doherty also announced his retirement after representing Australia in all forms of the game between 2010 to 2015.

The 34-year-old took more than 70 international scalps across his four Tests, 60 ODIs and 11 Twenty20s.