Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza to retire from international cricket

The 36-year-old batsman struck a century on Test debut back in 2001 - a knock that still sees him as the fourth-youngest Test centurion of all time

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Zimbabwe captain Hamilton Masakadza has announced that he will retire from international cricket at the conclusion of his side’s T20I tri-series in Bangladesh.

The series, which also involves Afghanistan, will take place during September 13 and September 24.

The 36-year-old batsman made his Test debut back in 2001 – playing alongside Grant Fowler and Heath Streak – and struck a second innings century as Zimbabwe drew with West Indies.

Only three players - Mohammad Ashraful, Mushtaq Mohammad and Sachin Tendulkar - have made Test centuries at a younger age.

Masakadza has since gone on to play 38 Tests, as well as 209 ODIs and 62 T20Is, scoring more than 8,000 international runs in the process.

His brothers, Shingi and Wellington, have also represented their country across all three formats of the game.

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