England’s Jenny Gunn retires from international cricket

Jenny Gunn of England has announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket. She has decided to retire after giving her country 15 years of service.

Jenny Gunn retires from International Cricket
Jenny Gunn retires from International Cricket. Pic Credits: John Sibley/Reuters

Jenny, who has been a part of 3 World Cup victories for England has represented her country in 259 games, only second behind Charlotte Edwards who has 309 international caps.

Prominently a seam bowler, Gunn transformed into an all-rounder of the game. Her impact as a lower order batter was significant for her team. She departs with a tally of 240 wickets and 2702 runs across all formats. Jennifer has a remarkable career in the sport, having won 3 World Cups for her country and 5 Ashes series. She also ends up as the second-highest wicket-taker for England in ODIs and third-highest wicket-taker in T20Is.

Gunn’s first T20 international appearance also has a story to tell. She played her first T20I at the age of 18 in 2004 – the match being world’s first-ever T20 international match, held between New Zealand and England.

Jenny Gunn’s seamers are difficult to read and her clever use of the slow ball makes her one of the most economical bowlers of England. Often nicknamed as Chucky by her national teammate Sarah Taylor, Gunn was accused of chucking two times in her career but was later cleared. In the absence of Edwards, she has also led England on three occasions. She is also named as Whiff and Trigger by her teammates.

In Tests, her best bowling figures in an innings came against India, when she got a 5-fer and gave only 19 runs. In ODIs, her best figures are 5/22 whereas in T20Is she performed her best when she took 5 wickets giving only 18 runs.

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Jenny played her last international game on 13th June 2019 against West Indies. Over the years, she has played a key role in England’s success. We wish Gunn good luck for the second innings of her career. Her match-winning performances both with the bat and ball will always be remembered in the history of England cricket.

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