Boyd Rankin, Ireland’s fast bowler will retire from international cricket with Ireland at the end of the year after announcing it today. The 28 year old will now focus solely on paving a career through the England cricket team as he is interested in playing test matches which is something Ireland don’t offer him.
Boyd Rankin will be the third leading Ireland player to look for bigger things with the English team. Others being Eoin Morgan who has played 16 tests for England and Ed Joyce. Rankin’s contract with the Ireland cricket team expires in December later this year which will mean he will be avaliable for selection for the T20 World Cup in September and October.
“It was a very difficult decision, but I will be retiring from playing cricket for Ireland after the World Twenty20, as I feel I can’t continue to play the amount of cricket I have been playing with Warwickshire, England Lions and Ireland over the last few years.” -Boyd Rankin
Rankin has only just signed a three year contract to English county team Warwickshire whose Director is also England selector Ashley Gillies.