Former New Zealand Batsman Daniel Flynn Announces Retirement
Daniel Flynn (© AFP)

Former New Zealand international Daniel Flynn has announced he’s retiring from all forms of cricket, bringing an end to his 16-year-old career. Flynn played 24 Tests, 20 ODIs and five T20Is between 2008 and 2013.

He made his Test debut at Lord’s and scored 29 off 118 to help New Zealand force a draw. In the next Test, at Old Trafford, he copped a nasty bouncer from James Anderson resulting in the loss of two front teeth.

“Representing your country is the ultimate for any cricketer; it’s what you dream of as a kid, so to have achieved it is something I look back on with immense satisfaction,” Flynn said on Thursday. “The people I’ve played alongside throughout my career stand out for me; they’re not just good cricketers, but good people, who I’ve learned plenty from both on and off the field.

In 135 first-class matches, 100 of them for Northern Districts, Flynn scored 7815 runs at 35.04 including 21 centuries and 29 half-centuries. In 113 List A matches, he averaged 27.25 for scoring 2753 runs including five centuries and 12 fifties.

He also played 109 T20s, scored 1837 runs including seven half-centuries.

At the international level, he scored a combined 1325 runs including six half-centuries.

“Winning trophies for ND alongside these guys was always special, and those are memories that I will never forget,” the 34-year-old said of his domestic career.