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Hamish Bennett to choose coaching career after hanging boots as player

Hamish Bennet to choose coaching career after hanging boots as player

New Zealand’s fast bowler, Hamish Bennett has announced to retire from all forms of cricket halting a 17-year long career. Aged 35, Bennett has represented the New Zealand U-19 side, the senior men’s team and domestic teams; Wellington and Canterbury. He says the 2021-22 season will be his last before winding up his international career.

The bowler does not have much to inspire in the international circuit, however, he has developed interesting stats in domestic cricket. On behalf of his domestic performances, he is interested to pursue a coaching career after closing up the player life.

Bennett got one and only Test to don the Black Caps jersey. Making his red-ball debut versus India, he was left wicket-less and was not seen later in the format. He made his ODI debut in the same year versus Bangladesh, and closed the chapter with 33 wickets, playing the final match versus India in 2020.

As far as Hamish’s T20I career is considered, he has not stayed in the format for more than a year and a few months. Starting versus the Men in Blue in January 2020, he closed it up in next year’s September versus Bangladesh.

Concerning the bowler’s domestic career, he has clinched 12 domestic titles including five Plunket Shields, two Ford Trophy titles, and four men’s Super Smash titles. He even won a women’s Super Smash title as Wellington Blaze’s bowling coach.

While stating his future plans, Bennett told New Zealand Cricket that,

“Men’s and women’s cricket in New Zealand is in an exciting place, so I’m looking forward to putting my feet up and watching the game grow from the sidelines. It’s been an honour to represent my family and my country for New Zealand and those memories and experiences will be ones that I cherish and tell stories about for the rest of my life.”

It must be noted the player will continue playing for Old Tablelands Cricket Club in Martinborough.

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