Netherlands batsman Ben Cooper on Saturday, January 29 announced his retirement from international cricket at the age of 29. The left-hand batsman took the decision after featuring in 70 international matches for Netherlands, since making his debut back in 2013 against Canada in an ODI match.
Netherlands cricketer Ben Cooper announced his retirement from international cricket on Saturday, January 29. Ben Cooper's retirement will come as a setback for the Netherlands as he is the top run-scorer for the country in the shortest format of the game. The left-hand batsman has scored 1,239 runs from 58 T20I matches for the Netherlands with an average of 28.16 and a strike rate of 124.77.
In ODIs, Ben Cooper has featured in 13 matches and scored 187 runs with an average of 18.7 and a strike rate of 90.4. Cooper made his debut for Netherlands against Canada in an ODI match back in August 2013. Following this, the left-handed batsman made his debut in a T20I fixture Afghanistan at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium in November 2013.
The 29-year-old has also decided to quit domestic cricket in Netherlands. Cooper holds the record for being the only player in the history of Netherlands domestic cricket to score a double century. He along with his brother Tom Cooper used to play for the VRA Amsterdam club since 2013.