Former Ireland Captain William Porterfield Announces Retirement From International Cricket

By H.JanGra June 16, 2022

Former Ireland captain William Porterfield announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday

The 37-year-old left-handed batter led Ireland in a remarkable 253 games across all formats

A span that included two 50-over World Cups and five T20 World Cups as well as the Irish men's inaugural Test, against Pakistan in May 2018

"It's been an honour to represent my country for 16 years," said Porterfield. "It's something I had always wanted to do since I was a child.

During my career, we've gone from an amateur team right through to now being a Test nation

All I ever wanted to do was leave the shirt in a better place and leave the team in a better place, and hopefully I've played a part in doing that."

Andrew Balbirnie, the current Ireland captain, said Porterfield would be "a huge loss."