Yorkshire stalwart Tim Bresnan has agreed to leave the club with immediate effect after 19 years. The former England all-rounder made his debut for Yorkshire in 2003 against Northamptonshire. He leaves the club in pursuit of more playing time.
Tim Bresnan now 35 wants to prolong his playing career and play as much as possible between now and retirement. He only appeared in four County Championship matches last season and had a contract until the end of the current campaign, a campaign that is yet to begin due to coronavirus suspension.
The combative all-rounder who gives his all to every cause, was part of the back-to-back County Championship Division One winning side in 2014 and 2015. For England, he played in every match during the successful 2010 ICC T20 World Cup campaign. He was also part of the 2013 Ashes-winning side, taking 10 wickets in the series.
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“Hopefully with me moving aside, the younger players will get their opportunity to kick-start their careers as well,” he said on the decision.
His first-class statistics are impressive. Tim Bresnan has played 198 first-class matches, taking 552 wickets and scoring 6,599 runs. He has so far played 23 Tests, 85 ODIs and 34 T20Is in which he picked up 72, 109 and 24 wickets respectively.
A true Yorkshire lad Tim Bresnan will be missed by the Headingly faithful. He has been a phenomenal servant on and off the field. He has captained the side on numerous occasions and it will be interesting to see where his next move takes him. Wherever it is, he is sure to be in demand and an asset to any county.
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