Nevill captained NSW in a record 43 Shield games and played 17 Tests and 9 T20Is for Australia
His nine T20 internationals included the 2016 T20 World Cup, when he played as a specialist wicketkeeper batting as low as No.10 in one match.
Nevill said he was proud of what he had accomplished.
“I’d say [I was] someone who got the most out of the ingredients they had,” Nevill said.
“I’ve been fortunate to have played for as long as I have. It is hard to condense [my career] into something short and sweet.
“However, there’s the opportunities I’ve had, the experiences, the people I’ve met, being able to travel the world, the ups and downs.
“Something that stands out is the very special people I’ve met, and there was no shortage of them at the Blues.”
“What struck me is I was made to feel welcome by the group [in NSW],” Nevill said.
“I was also impressed by how well the senior players communicated to the group what it means to play for NSW: the tradition, the history, and the pride people have in wearing the Baggy Blue.
“Hopefully, we’ve continued to pass that message down the line, and that the young players understand the honour of what it means to be a Baggy Blue – representing yourself and those who’ve gone before you.
“What stands out is the talent. Talent can sometimes be a dirty word, but we now have an incredibly talented bunch of young players. It is now up to them to take the next step and to really understand their games and how they’re going to be successful.
“Thankfully, there’s a good group of senior players and coaches who will help them do that. Hopefully, they go on to dominate world cricket.”
Nevill will spend time with his family but has expressed an interest in doing some coaching after doing a brief coaching/playing stint with Melbourne Stars during the recent BBL, although the experience was curtailed by the Covid outbreak that ravaged the Stars and the BBL. He is also close to completing a Masters degree with a view towards a new career as a financial advisor.
Alex Malcolm is an Associate Editor at ESPNcricinfo