Ryan ten Doeschate will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of 2021
Netherlands and Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate will retire from international cricket at the end of 2021 . He is a part of Netherlands team for the T20I world cup next month.
Ten Doeschate, now 41, made his international debut in 2006, but began his long association with Essex way back in 2003, after impressing Graham Gooch during a match in South Africa. In the 19 seasons at the club, Ten Doeschate has made 554 appearances across formats, amassing 17,046 runs and picking 348 wickets. He was a fluent hard hitting batsman and an useful medium pace seamer.
Ten Doeschate won the limited-overs tournament (totesport League) in two back-to-back years in 2005 and 2006 .
He played 33 ODI matches and score 1563 runs with an average of 67. And also took 55 wickets. In 22 T20 international matches, it took 13 wickets and scored 533 runs with an average of 44. He has 11,298 first-class runs in the domestic circuit and 258 wickets. He smashed 259 for Netherlands against Canada, his highest first-class score in 2006.
In IPL he played for KKR but got limit opportunities. In 29 IPL games he scored 326 runs and took 2 wickets. He had a top score of 70 and had an IPL strike rate of 123. His best moments in IPL was being a part of KKR IPL winning years in 2012 & 2014. Ryan ten Doeschate will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of 2021.
Ten Doeschate was name the ICC Associate Player of the Year 3 times, in 2008 , 2010 & 2011.
He was highly successful for his county club Excess lifting them as their captain to the 2nd division title in 2016 and then leading them to a county championship win after 25 years and following up with another title 2 years later.
In his retirement note Ten Doeschate said :
“From the bottom of my heart I’d like to thank everyone who has been involve with Essex during my time at the Club. It’s been the greatest professional experience to grow in this environment, to watch the organisation and the individuals within it evolve and become something that I am extremely proud to have been a part of. Coming from Cape Town to be given a chance to pursue my dream seems a million moons ago. We’ve shared some remarkable times but for me, the biggest achievement has been making a home away from home. I have a collection of memories from Chelmsford to keep me happy long into retirement,”