Tim Bresnan parts ways with Yorkshire: The veteran all-rounder has ended his nearly two-decade old career at Yorkshire.
Veteran all-rounder Tim Bresnan has called time on his 19-year old career at Yorkshire in a bid to secure first-team opportunities in the final years of his career.
Bresnan, who made his List A debut for Yorkshire in 2001 and followed it with a First-class debut in 2003, last played for the club during last year’s county season in September and remained wicket-less in his last match.
Bresnan, who received a dip in his form last season, has overall picked 557 wickets in 119 appearances at an average of 30.93.
Having made his T20 debut against Derbyshire in 2003, Bresnan has played a total of 117 matches for them in which he has dismissed 118 batsmen at an average of 24.73, an economy rate of 8.10 and a strike rate of 18.32.
Apart from England and Yorkshire, Bresnan has also represented Sydney Thunder and Perth Scorchers during his days at the Big Bash League.
Tim Bresnan parts ways with Yorkshire
“I would like to thank Yorkshire for giving me 19 fantastic years and the opportunity when I was younger to kick-start my career. Hopefully with me moving aside, the younger players will get their opportunity to kick-start their careers as well,” Bresnan was quoted as saying after making .the development public.
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Laying emphasis on “moving on” and looking for future projects, Bresnan sounded unperturbed by the retirement. “I didn’t take this decision lightly but now is the best time to move on. There is still plenty of fire in my belly and I look forward to what the future brings,” Bresnan said,
Bresnan, who has played 142 international matches across formats from 2006-2015, further eulogized being part of the historic club for nearly two decades.
“It has given me immense pride to represent the county for the best part of two decades. My Yorkshire cap is one of my proudest possessions. I would also like to thank the Members for their support during my time at Yorkshire,” Bresnan added.