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Sticky wicket: Ireland's talisman Trent Johnston puts retirement on the long finger

Ireland’s oldest player at the Cricket World Cup will play on after the tournament.

AS IRELAND MAKE the final preparations for their Cricket World Cup tilt, the camp have been boosted by some good news.

Trent Johnston has confirmed that he will not be retiring after the tournament.

The Belfast Telegraph reports that the the 36-year-old is targeting one last hurrah; the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka in the second half of next year.

Ther Aussie-native outlined his plans in Nagpur where Ireland play their first official warm-up match, against New Zealand tomorrow.

“I have aspirations to play in Sri Lanka next year, he said, “I have spoken to my wife and that will probably be my last game for Ireland.

I will be 37 then and that will be my last game for Ireland if I can stay fit, time to hang up the boots.

“With the contract I have been very lucky to have had the chance to concentrate on cricket 24/7,” he said.

Johnston is the oldest member of Ireland’s World Cup squad. he captained the side at their last World Cup in 2007.

Read more at the Belfast Telegraph