This marks the end of Anya Shrubsole’s international cricket career
After 14 years in the sport, England’s two-time Women’s World Cup and first-ever T20 World Cup champion Anya Shrubsole has chosen to retire.
During England’s march to the final of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, Shrubsole (30) took nine wickets at an average of 29.66. Although England lost the tournament by 71 runs, her greatest performance came in the final when she took four wickets (for a total of 76) against Australia.
The pacer will keep up her appearances in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Charlotte Edwards Cup, and The Hundred, all of which are contested on the home circuit.
I feel tremendously honoured to have been able to serve my nation for the last 14 years,” Shrubsole said in a statement announcing her departure. It has been a privilege to be a part of women’s cricket at this exciting period of expansion, but I can no longer maintain pace with the sport and must now retire.
Never in a million years did I imagine I’d be so fortunate to play for England for so long; I’d have been satisfied with just one game. There have been many challenges, but they have been worth it to finally win the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017 at Lord’s.
In addition, Shrubsole thanked her loved ones for their unwavering encouragement during her illustrious career. I’d want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped me along the road; nevertheless, I know that my family’s unflinching support has been crucial to my success. I couldn’t have made it this far without them; they’ve been there the whole time.
The 2008 limited-overs home series between England and South Africa was the first time the Somerset native was called upon to represent her country. One year later, she was a part of England’s T20 World Cup squad as the national team stormed to victory.
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Shrubsole, along with Katherine Brunt, became the team’s fast bowling spearhead throughout the following decade.
She is the first English bowler to have taken 100 wickets in both Women’s One-Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. She has taken 106 wickets in 86 ODIs, 102 in 79 T20Is, and 19 scalps in eight Tests, with a match-winning 7/99 in the 2014 Ashes Test in Perth being her finest performance.
She took 13 wickets at an average of 7.53 in England’s run to the Women’s T20 World Cup 2014 in Bangladesh, earning her the title of Player of the Tournament.
Her career highlight occurred in the final match of the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which England won with a dramatic comeback against India at Lord’s.
After starting off well at 3/191 in their run chase of 229. Shrubsole caused a spectacular collapse, with India losing seven wickets for only 28 runs in a span of just six overs. England won by a score of just nine runs, with Shrubsole’s bowling figures of 6 for 46 setting a new benchmark for success in a Women’s World Cup final.
For T20 World Cups, she has taken the most wickets, 41, while also having the best economy, at only 5.32 runs per over.