Zimbabwe all rounder Sean Williams Retired from T20I Cricket

sean williams retires from t20I cricket

One of the star All Rounder of the Zimbabwe Cricket Team Sean Williams has been retirement from T20Is Which to be announced just after the five match T20I series in Bangaldesh.  The 37-year-old Zimbabwe Cricketer who will continue to play in Tests and ODIs for their side.

Bangladesh who win the first four games of the five match series but zimbabwe give a consolation victory in fifth t20 by giving williams a happy send off from format.

“He(Williams) decided to retire from T20I and informed about his decision to his team mates following the game,” a BCB official working with the Zimbabwean confirmed Cricbuzz on Sunday.

If we look at the stats of this zimbabwe star player williams in t20 cricket then they featured in 81 T20Is for Zimbabwe side and scoring 1691 runs with a strike rate of 126.38 Apart of batting he also bowl well as he picked 48 wickets.

International Career:

  • Williams made his debut for Zimbabwe in ODIs in February 2005 against South Africa.
  • He has played 14 Test matches, 151 ODIs, and 68 T20Is for Zimbabwe.
  • His batting average in ODIs is 35.90, and he has scored seven centuries and 34 half-centuries.
  • As a left-arm orthodox bowler, he has taken 80 wickets in ODIs.
  • Williams has also represented Zimbabwe in T20Is, with a highest score of 66.
  • He currently captains the national team in Test cricket.
  • His ODI shirt number is 14, and T20I shirt number is also 14

What are some memorable moments from Sean Williams’ career?

  1. Test Century Against Sri Lanka (2020):
    • In January 2020, Sean Williams scored a brilliant century (107*) against Sri Lanka in Harare.
    • This innings helped Zimbabwe secure a draw in the Test match, and it showcased Williams’ resilience and skill as a batsman.
  2. ODI Heroics Against Afghanistan (2015):
    • In an ODI match against Afghanistan during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup, Williams played a crucial role.
    • He scored an unbeaten 76 runs off just 65 balls, guiding Zimbabwe to a thrilling victory.
    • His performance earned him the Man of the Match award.
  3. Captaincy and Leadership:
    • Sean Williams has been a consistent leader for Zimbabwe cricket.
    • His captaincy during challenging times has been commendable, especially in the absence of regular senior players.
    • Williams’ dedication to the team and his ability to motivate players have left a lasting impact.
  4. All-Round Performances:
    • Williams’ ability to contribute with both bat and ball has been crucial for Zimbabwe.
    • He has often rescued the team from difficult situations, showcasing his all-round skills.
    • His performances in limited-overs cricket have been memorable, especially when he combines batting and bowling effectively.

How has he performed against top-ranked teams?

Reverse-Sweep Mastery:

  • Williams is known for his proficiency at the reverse-sweep shot, a stroke that has been a hallmark of some of Zimbabwe’s finest batsmen.
  • Legend has it that Dave Houghton brought up both his hundred and double century with reverse-sweeps during his memorable innings against Sri Lanka.
  • Andy Flower also used this stroke effectively in many of his own remarkable innings.
  1. Other Shots and Precocious Talent:
    • Beyond the reverse-sweep, Williams has a repertoire of other shots that he plays frequently.
    • His precocious talent was apparent even as a teenager.
    • Despite initial controversies and on-off decisions regarding his career, Williams has consistently been one of Zimbabwe’s best players of spin bowling.
    • His ability to adapt and contribute with both bat and ball has been crucial for the team
  2. Recent Form and Records:
    • Williams, now 37 years old, continues to make valuable contributions.
    • His performances against top-ranked teams have been noteworthy, especially in limited-overs cricket.
    • Although he missed out on Zimbabwe’s tour of Bangladesh in 2014 due to disciplinary issues, he responded with two centuries and 10 wickets for Tuskers, highlighting his impact

How does he perform in pressure situations?

Sean Williams has shown resilience and composure in pressure situations throughout his cricket career. Here are some instances where he has performed well under pressure:

  1. Match-Winning Innings:
    • Williams has played crucial innings in tight matches, often guiding Zimbabwe to victory.
    • His unbeaten 76 against Afghanistan during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup is a prime example.
    • In challenging conditions, he anchored the innings and ensured Zimbabwe’s win.
  2. Captaincy Challenges:
    • As a captain, Williams has faced tough decisions and high-pressure scenarios.
    • His leadership during difficult times, especially when regular senior players were absent, has been commendable.
    • Williams’ ability to motivate the team and make strategic choices has been vital.
  3. All-Round Contributions:
    • Whether with the bat or ball, Williams has stepped up when needed.
    • His all-round performances have often rescued Zimbabwe from precarious situations.
    • His adaptability and versatility make him a valuable asset in crunch moments.

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