Former Ireland captain William Porterfield Announcing his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, he described the time of his 16-year career as a time when the team became a Test playing nation from an amateur side. The 37-year-old left-handed batsman has led Ireland in 253 games in all formats, including two 50-over World Cups and five T20 World Cups against Pakistan in May 2018, as well as the Irish men’s inaugural Test. Porterfield, who also enchanted with English county clubs Gloucestershire and Warwickshire, scored 18 centuries for Ireland, including 107 against Pakistan in the 2015 World Cup in Adelaide.
Porterfield said it was an honor to represent his country for 16 years. “It’s something I’ve wanted to do since I was a child.
“Throughout my career, we’ve gone from an amateur team to a Test nation … all I wanted to do was put the shirt in a better place and the team in a better place, and hopefully I did. Has done its part. “
Porterfield, who will be coaching Gloucestershire, played his last international in January at Sabina Park in Jamaica.
The ground that holds a special place in the history of Irish cricket because it was the scene of the shock of their victory over Pakistan in the 2007 World Cup.
“This is the field where a lot of people are saying put Irish cricket on the map,” he said.
“That ground is very memorable for me, from Pakistan’s victory in 2007 to their return to the field after beating West Indies 2-1 in January.”
Current Ireland captain Andrew Balberny said Porterfield would be “a huge loss”.
He added that William has been an amazing person who is in the dressing room as a player and as a person.
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