31-year-old Australian all-rounder Delissa Kimmince has announced her retirement from the elite game permanently. She had taken a break from the game before the previous season’s Big Bash League and has now retired from international cricket.
Making her debut in the year 2008, she appeared in 16 ODIs and 44 T20Is. Her best bowling figures stand at 3/20 against England Women in a T20I that was held in Mumbai. She has also been a part of the T20I world cup winning team thrice in her career and the WBBL winning team twice. Throughout her career, she played 60 international games and bagged 59 wickets to her name.
“DK should be incredibly proud of her contribution to Australian cricket. She made her international debut at the very young age of 18, took a break from the game, and returned to make a huge contribution at all levels,” said Shawn Flegler, the national selector and women’s high-performance manager.
“During that time, she developed from a raw fast bowler into a genuine all-rounder and has been regarded as one of the best fielders in the world. She’s been a wonderful teammate and an important member of our Ashes – and T20 World Cup-winning squads and we thank her for her outstanding service to the game,” he further added.
With Kimmince’s retirement, 18-year-old youngster Darcie Brown, who made her debut in the New Zealand series, has paved her way into the team and has earned a year-long contract with Cricket Australia, thereby becoming the youngest player in the team.
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