In a major dent for England cricket, one of the key members of World Cup-winning squad that won the first-ever trophy during dramatic finals in history, Liam Plunkett decided to quit English cricket.
He proved his worth during the finals against New Zealand played at the iconic Lords Cricket Ground, Lords on 14th July 2019, Plunkett was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3 for 42 in 10 overs restricting visitors New Zealand to a modest total of 241 for 8 in 50 overs.
Plunkett created a major impact in the finals picking wickets of well set Henry Nicholls, captain Kane Williamson and dismissed James Neesham rattling the Kiwis batting lineup.
During the chase, Plunkett smashed a cracking boundary but was eventually dismissed by Neesham. Plunkett did a superb job for England during the 50 over World Cup picking 11 wickets from 7 matches (7 innings) with an amazing economy of 4.85 runs per over.
Liam Plunkett will quit English cricket after a 3-year stint with Surrey Cricket. He will be heading to play in the United States of America to feature in the Major Cricket League this year.
Plunkett made his debut for England in 2005, decided to say goodbye for his county side Surrey at the end of the current season.
He played a total of 13 Test matches, 89 ODIs and 22 T20Is for the England Cricket Team in a career spanning nearly 14 years. During this time, he grabbed 41 wickets in Test matches, 135 in ODIs and 25 in the T20I format.
“The opportunities and professionalism provided by being part of the Surrey team is an experience I will cherish and take with me in my future endeavors. I would like to send my gratitude and best wishes to Alec and the rest of the Surrey family.
“Moving onto the next phase of my career, I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Major League Cricket and focus my attention on helping to grow the sport in the United States.
“I’ve enjoyed a fantastic career with England, and after retiring from international cricket, I am delighted to be able to help build the sport in America in both playing and coaching capacities.