Zimbabwe left-arm seamer Kyle Jarvis has quit all forms of cricket after struggling with health issues or illness, earlier this year, including COVID-19, Malaria or Tick fever. Kyle Jarvis, who is currently 32, debuted in international cricket back in 2011; however, he has not played for the national team since January 2020. Zimbabwe cricket took to its official Twitter handle and announced the news, thanking the veteran for his services.
Kyle Jarvis has so far starred in 13 Tests, 49 ODIs, and 22 T20Is. The left-arm seamer took 46 scalps at 29.43 in the 50-over format, 58 Test scalps at 36, and 28 victims at 23.75. In August 2013, the 32-year old called time on his international career due to disputes with the board over payment issues and decided to play in the English county.
He signed up with Lancashire as a non-overseas player and signed a three-year deal with the club. Jarvis fared exceptionally well in the first-class circuit, taking 320 scalps at 25.57, with 15 four-wicket hauls, 18 fifers, and a couple of ten-wicket hauls. He also managed 1153 runs at 14.23, with a solitary half-century under his belt. Four years later, the Harare-born cricketer left the English county cricket and returned to Zimbabwe to restart his international career. However, the promising fast bowler could not make an impact.
Below is Zimbabwe cricket’s Twitter post communicating Kyle Jarvis’ retirement:
JUST IN | @ZimCricketv seamer @KyleJarv89 has decided to call time on his cricket career at the age of 32 after struggling with injury and illness. Thanks for your service and dedication to the game. Wishing you the best in retirement, Jarv!#KyleJarvisRetirement | #ThankYouJarv pic.twitter.com/lI8zIhWYEA
— Zimbabwe Cricket (@ZimCricketv) June 17, 2021