Anya Shrubsole announces retirement from International Cricket

The star of England’s 2017 World Cup Campaign, Anya Shrubsole who took 6 Wickets in that epic final at Lords’ announced her international retirement on 14th April 2022.

Anya Shrubsole announces retirement from International Cricket. PC: ICC/Getty Images
Anya Shrubsole announces retirement from International Cricket. PC: ICC/Getty Images

After serving cricket for over 14 years, Anya Shrubsole decided to hang up her boots from international cricket which began in 2008 by playing One-Day International against South Africa at Shenley. One of the best swing-bowlers in modern-day women’s cricket, Anya has 19 test Wickets, 106 ODI Wickets, and 102 T20 International wickets to her name. She represented England in 173 Matches, the last being the Finals of Women’s Cricket world cup 2022 played at Christchurch against Australia in New Zealand earlier this month.

Anya Shrubsole will continue to play domestic cricket in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Charlotte Edwards Cup, and The Hundred.

“I feel immensely privileged to have been able to represent my country for the past 14 years,” Shrubsole said. “To have been involved in women’s cricket at a time of such growth has been an honour but it has become clear to me that it is moving forward faster than I can keep up with, so it is time for me to step away,” she said.

“Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be lucky enough to play for England for so long, I’d have been happy with one game. There have been many ups and downs along the way but it was all worth it to be able to lift the ICC Women’s World Cup at Lord’s in 2017,” she continued.

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“There have been so many people who have supported me along the way and I want to thank them all for everything they have done, but most of all I couldn’t have done it without the unwavering support of my family. They have been with me every step of the way and I simply couldn’t have done it without them.”

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