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Earlier this week Ben Cooper announced his retirement from all international cricket:

Ben made his debut for the Netherlands in 2013 in a match against Canada and has since played a total of 58 T20I and 13 ODI matches. It was in T20I cricket that Ben excelled most and with a total of 1,239 runs at an average of 28.1 and strike rate of 125 he is the current Dutch record holder.

Ben’s retirement is a great loss for Dutch cricket. Not only as a player; Ben is also a very popular member of the team and his bubbly character in and around the dressing room will be sorely missed. The KNCB wants to thank Ben for all he has done for Dutch cricket and wish him all the best for the future.

Ryan Campbell, Netherlands Men’s Head Coach: “Ben has been a mainstay of the Dutch top order for nearly eight years and his retirement is a terrible loss for Dutch cricket. His ‘team first’ ethos was always there to be seen as was his love for representing the Dutch. He leaves as our highest ever run-scorer in T20Is and all Dutch fans will never forget his partnership with Wes Barresi where he scored a hundred and secured us the win against Namibia that put us through to the Super League.

I wish Ben the very best as he enters the next chapter of his life.”

Ben Cooper’s full record for the Dutch team:

ODIs 13 matches 187 runs @ 18.7
T20Is 58 matches 1239 runs @ 28.1 Strike rate 124
FC 4 matches 451 runs @ 75.16
List A 55 matches 994 runs @ 22.08
T20 68 matches 1448 runs @ 28.39 Strike rate 127.35