England Cricket News: Katherine Sciver-Brunt retires from International Cricket

Legendary English Cricketer Katherine Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket. She will continue in the Hundred.
Legendary English quick Katherine Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement • Image - Cricket Times
Legendary English quick Katherine Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement • Image - Cricket Times

England Cricket News confirmed that the 37-year-old, Katherine Sciver-Brunt announced her retirement from all forms of International Cricket. She retired from Test Cricket last year. Katherine then announced in February that the T20 World Cup in South Africa would be her last involvement with the national team. She will continue to play in The Hundred.

Katherine retired as the sixth-most prolific wicket-taker in women's T20I cricket. In a career spanning 19 years, she has represented England in 14 Tests, 141 ODIs, and 112 T20Is, taking a total of 335 wickets. Through the course of her career, where she was often the leader of the bowling pack, she became a three-time world cup winner.

Katherine was part of the Team of the Tournament in England's 2009 Women's Cricket World Cup win. Sciver-Brunt was also Player of the Match in the 2009 T20 World Cup final, claiming 3/6 in victory over New Zealand. A winner of four Ashes as well, her announcement comes ahead of the Australia series set to begin in June. Her last appearance for England came in the T20 WC semifinal against South Africa earlier this year. She has been out of the ODI setup for a while, having last played her last 50-over international in July last year.

England Cricket News: Katherine Sciver-Brunt will no longer continue in International Cricket

Announcing her retirement, Katherine Sciver-Brunt said: "Well here I am, 19 years later, at the end of my international journey. I thought I'd never be able to reach this decision but I have and it's been the hardest one of my life."

"I never had any dreams or aspirations to do what I've done, I only ever wished to make my family proud of me. And what I've achieved has gone way beyond that."

"I have so much to be thankful for, cricket has given me a purpose, a sense of belonging, security, many golden memories, and best friends that will last a lifetime. Of the trophies and titles I could have wished to achieve, I have reached them all, but my greatest achievement is the happiness that I have found in Nat."

"It has been a huge honour representing England for so long and I'd like to thank all of the England cricket family past and present for making my time a special one. The supporters – you are awesome, without you we wouldn't be able to do what it is that we love and the atmosphere you guys create is irreplaceable."

"The biggest thanks I have though goes to my family, they are my biggest fans and greatest support without which I wouldn't have made this journey at all."

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