England girls’s pacer Katherine Brunt has introduced her retirement from Test cricket.© Twitter
England girls’s staff pacer Katherine Brunt on Saturday introduced her retirement from Test cricket. Brunt, who performed 14 Tests for the staff, bows out of the format with 51 wickets, the third-most by a girls’s participant for England within the format. The 36-year-old, nonetheless, will proceed to play ODIs and T20Is for the staff. Brunt had made her Test debut again in 2004, and later that 12 months helped England retain the ladies’s Ashes after 42 years. “I really feel like as an athlete there’s by no means an apparent time to step away from doing the factor that you just love,” Brunt stated in an announcement launched by the England and Wales Cricket Board.
The finish of an period.
Our third main wicket-taker within the format, @kbrunt26 is retiring from Test cricket.
Thank you Brunty
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 18, 2022
“But over the previous two years ideas of retirement have surfaced an increasing number of, so I’ve determined to make a smart move quite than an emotional one. Test cricket is my absolute ardour and to retire from this format was actually a heart-breaking option to make, however it permits me to prioritise white-ball cricket,” she added.
“I do know that I depart it in a terrific place, the bowlers coming by means of are prepared and so they’re simply itching to be let unfastened! And with the South Africa sport across the nook, I’m very a lot wanting ahead to watching them from the very best seat in the home,” Brunt concluded.
Meanwhile, Brunt has additionally performed 140 ODIs and 96 T20Is, claiming 167 and 98 wickets, respectively.
Brunt is more likely to characteristic throughout the white-ball collection in opposition to South Africa subsequent month.
Both groups will face off in three ODIs and as many T20Is, following the conclusion of a one-off Test in Taunton, later this month (June 27-30).
Topics talked about on this article