Netherlands batsman Ben Cooper has announced his retirement from international cricket.

The tall left-hander, who turns 30 next week, issued a statement on his Twitter account.

Ben Cooper

"It has been an absolute honour and privilege to don the oranges and represent the Netherlands for the last eight years," he began.

"Itís been a time filled with amazing highs, special moments and tough lows. Thereís nothing I would change about it and will look back at my time with very, very fond memories.

"KNCB, thank you for the opportunity to live out a childhood ream. To my Netherlands teammate and coaches (past and present) I thank you all for the amazing memories and couldnít ask for better people to share the field and change rooms with.

"I have no doubt the current squad and the talent coming through will continue to achieve great things for Dutch cricket."

Cooper followed in the footsteps of his elder brother Tom in representing The Netherlands, going to play over 100 times, including 58 T20I's and 13 ODI's.

He made two centuries, hitting 173 in the ICup against Hong Kong, and 109 against Namibia.