Iain O’Brien to retire from international cricket
New Zealand seamer Iain O’Brien will retire from international cricket at the end of the current Test series against Pakistan.
The 33-year-old, who has taken 67 wickets in 21 Tests, will join Middlesex as their overseas player for 2010 after spending last season at Leicestershire.
O’Brien made his Test debut in 2005, taking a career-best 6 for 75 against West Indies in Napier in December 2008.
He has also appeared in 10 One-Day internationals and 4 Twenty/Twenty internationals and his announcement to quit came after the Kiwis lost the second Test in his home city of Wellington to level the series 1-1.
The final Test begins in Napier on December 11 and O’Brien stated that being on the road for 11 months of the year is something he can no longer cope with.