Adam Voges announces retirement from global cricket

Taylor Byrd
February 15, 2017

His place in the baggy green side was taken by Peter Handscomb, who has amassed 399 runs from four Tests at an average close to 100.

"Next month's Prime Minister's XI match looks set to be former Australia batsman Adam Voges' final act at worldwide level after he conceded his Test career is over", Cricket Australia's website read.

Adam Voges retires from worldwide cricket, as he gears up to lead Australian Prime Minister's XI against Sri Lanka on Wednesday.

But it is in this five-day format that the Australian middle order batsman shone the brightest. He retires with the second best batting average in Test cricket of 61.87, after at least 20 matches. Voges finishes with an average of 61.87.

Voges was omitted from Australia's day-night third Test against South Africa in Adelaide in November a year ago after being struck on the back of the helmet while attempting to evade a Cam Stevenson bouncer during Western Australia's Sheffield Shield clash against Tasmania at the WACA Ground in Perth.

Voges' last assignment was the Sheffield Shield match representing Western Australia against Tasmania in November.

The Test career was only the second part of his stint with the Australian cricket team having played 38 limited over games between 2007 and 2013 with 870 ODI runs and 139 T20I runs.

While many players usually get acquainted with one another on the domestic circuit, Voges was yet to cross paths with teenage duo Arjun Nair and Jason Sangha.

The 37-year-old has played 20 Tests, 31 ODIs and seven T20Is for Australia.

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