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Sunday 4 December 2016

Ireland duo Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh have announced their retirement from international T20 cricket with immediate effect.

Ireland duo Ed Joyce and Tim Murtagh have announced their retirement from international T20 cricket with immediate effect.

Joyce, who has the highest T20 batting average for his country, made his decision to concentrate on the longer formats of the game Ireland eagerly anticipating Test cricket. The 36-year-old said: "With potentially more ODIs and the possibility of Test cricket in the near future as well, I feel like I'd be able to contribute more in these formats if I stop playing Twenty20."

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