Is 'retired out' counted in the 'bowling average' of a bowler?


No. As with run outs and the more obscure forms of dismissal (obstructing the field, etc), the bowler is not credited with a wicket for a batsman retiring.

While the effect of a batsman retiring is very similar to that of a wicket falling, it's actually a different procedure - in particular, a batsman who retired for any reason other than "illness, injury or any other unavoidable cause" (i.e. who would be recorded as "retired - out" if they do not resume their innings) can in fact resume their innings with the consent of the opposing captain - see Law 2.9 for details (or the renumbered Law 25.4 in the October 2017 code).

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