Zimbabwe's Sean Williams announces retirement from T20I after series against Bangladesh

Sean Williams announces his retirement from T20I but will continue to play ODI and Test matches. To know more about the news, read the article.

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At the end of the five-match T20 series against Bangladesh, all-rounder Sean Williams, 37, announced his retirement from T20I cricket. He called it a day on his 18-year career at the Sher-e-Bangla Stadium in Mirpur on Sunday. He bowled only 1 over, giving up 12 runs without getting any wickets.

Moreover, he didn't have the chance to bat as Zimbabwe had taken 8 wickets to win easily. Williams had a joyful farewell to the format with Zimbabwe's consolation victory on Sunday after Bangladesh had won the first four matches of the series. He only appeared in the series' opening and closing games.

Moreover, he will continue to play for the nation in Tests and ODIs. In the 5-match T20I series, Bangladesh won the series, 4-1. It was a good series ahead of the ICC T20 World Cup 2024. While Zimbabwe lost the series, they gave a tough fight to the hosts in all the matches. 

'These young guns will take Zimbabwe cricket forward...' - Sikandar Raza after Zimbabwe won the match

Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza was quite positive about the team and their approach in the game against Bangladesh. He played an amazing innings of 72 runs off 46 balls along with Brian Bennett's 70 runs off 49 balls. Both of them helped Zimbabwe win the last match by eight wickets with nine balls to spare. 

"It is nice to finish with a win. We could have won one or two more games. Very pleased with how youngsters have played in this series. It is nice to contribute. The only jigsaw puzzle which was missing me contributing to the side. The onus was on me today. A lot of positives. I can hold my head high. We have a future with this squad. These young guns will take Zimbabwe cricket forward," said Sikander Raza at the post-match presentation.