World Cup-winner Fran Wilson retires from international cricket

World Cup-winner Fran Wilson retires from international cricket



Batter will continue to play in domestic cricket after ending decade-long England career

Fran Wilson, a member of England’s World Cup-winning side in 2017, has announced her retirement from international cricket.
Wilson, 29, played 64 times for her country across an 11-year career, including eight of England’s matches at the 2017 World Cup, en route to their victory over India at Lord’s in the final.

She also featured in the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia, and made the last of her international appearances on England’s tour of New Zealand in February.

Renowned for her outstanding work in the field, Wilson’s highest score in ODI cricket came in 2019, with a 49-ball 85 against Pakistan. She will continue to play domestic cricket in the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy, Charlotte Edwards Cup and The Hundred.

“I feel incredibly proud to have played for my country for the past 10 years and the time now feels right to step away,” Wilson said. “I am excited for the challenges that domestic cricket will bring in the next chapter of my playing career.

“Playing for England pushes you to the limit and I’m grateful for the experiences which have made me better, on and off the pitch. The memories I have made with some amazing teams are ones I will always cherish and I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of my England journey.”

England Women’s Head Coach Lisa Keightley said: “Fran has served her country with distinction for over a decade and she can be very proud of the work she’s put in and of what she’s achieved.

“In my time in the job I’ve really enjoyed working with Fran. She’s such a positive influence on the group, she’s a real team player, she’s very popular, and we’ll really miss having her as part of our team.

“It’s a very difficult decision to retire from international cricket, but our loss will be the domestic game’s gain. Fran has always given everything for England and I know she’ll continue to do so in domestic cricket.”


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