South Africa-born Compton scored 775 Test runs at an average of 28.70 making his Test debut against India in Ahmedabad.
South Africa-born Compton scored 775 Test runs at an average of 28.70 making his Test debut against India in Ahmedabad.

Former England opener Nick Compton, who played 16 Test between 2012 and 2016, has announced retirement from all forms of cricket on Thursday.

South Africa-born Compton scored 775 Test runs at an average of 28.70 making his Test debut against India in Ahmedabad. He was part of the England team that won a Test series in India in over 28 years, which Compton said was the highlight of his international career.

“Of course, the pinnacle of my career was following in my grandfather Denis Compton’s footsteps, having achieved my dream of playing and winning Test series for England,” Compton told Middlesex  CCC website.

“I am particularly proud of my successful opening partnership with Alastair Cook and our series victory in India, the first time in 28 years an England team has won in India,” the 35-year-old added, who represented Middlesex in 199 matches across all formats scoring 6,777 runs.

He ends his career with 12,168 first-class runs at an average of 40.4 including 27 first-class centuries and a 59 half-centuries with a best of 254 not out for Somerset against Durham.