Katherine Sciver-Brunt retired from worldwide cricket on Could 5 after an excellent 19-year profession by which she took extra wickets than every other lady for England.
Sciver-Brunt, who made her worldwide debut in 2004, amassed 335 wickets in 267 appearances for England.
The quick bowler helped England’s ladies to 3 Ashes collection victories and three World Cup wins, two coming in ODIs and one in T20s.
Solely India’s Jhulan Goswami (355) has extra dismissals than Sciver-Brunt in all ladies’s worldwide codecs.
Sciver-Brunt, 37, give up taking part in Exams final yr and likewise stepped away from ODIs.
She has now elected to stroll away from England altogether, regardless of considering staying on for the T20 portion of this summer season’s multi-format Ashes collection.
“Effectively right here I’m, 19 years later, on the finish of my worldwide journey,” she stated. “I believed I’d by no means be capable to attain this choice however I’ve and it’s been the toughest considered one of my life.
“I by no means had any goals or aspirations to do what I’ve finished, I solely ever wished to make my household pleased with me. And what I’ve achieved has gone means past that.”
Sciver-Brunt’s final England look got here within the T20 World Cup semi-final defeat in opposition to hosts South Africa in February.
“I’ve a lot to be glad about, cricket has given me a objective, a way of belonging, safety, many golden reminiscences and greatest buddies that can final a lifetime,” Sciver-Brunt added.
“It has been an enormous honour representing England for thus lengthy and I’d wish to thank the entire England cricket household previous and current for making my time a particular one.”
She additionally paid tribute to her associate Nat Sciver-Brunt, the England all-rounder, saying: “Of the trophies and titles I might have wished to attain, I’ve reached all of them, however my best achievement is the happiness that I’ve present in Nat.”
Clare Connor, the managing director of England ladies’s cricket, stated Sciver-Brunt bowed out of the worldwide recreation as a “legend of our sport”.
“Katherine has finished a lot for the sport of cricket and for girls’s cricket particularly,” stated Connor, a former England captain.
“She has been an unbelievable role-model, giving us all the pieces she has for practically 20 years.
“Katherine started her profession in a totally totally different period from the one we’re in now and we owe her a debt of gratitude for the half she has performed in progressing our recreation, elevating requirements and bringing a brand new viewers to ladies’s cricket.
“She is sort of merely a legend of our sport.”
Sciver-Brunt, typically thought-about a bowling all-rounder after amassing 1,864 worldwide runs, had already stepped away from regional cricket however will play another season in The Hundred.