Anya Shrubsole retires aged 30 to put an end to 14-year England career

The right-armed bowler has called time on her international career, after spending 14 years in the England setup, including being part of the World Cup-winning squad in 2017.

After a hugely successful England career, which involved winning two World Cups with her nation, Anya Shrubsole announced her retirement from international cricket on Thursday morning.

The 30-year-old joined the England setup aged just 16 and quickly became a pivotal part of a hugely successful side.

She played 173 matches throughout her career, and retires with an impressive wicket tally of 227.

On top of that, Shrubsole still holds the England record for most wickets taken in T20 cricket.

Her final appearance came in last month's World Cup final, where she had the chance to add a third trophy to her already impressive list of honours.

She took three of the five Australian wickets in the final, but England fell short, with Australia eventually winning by 71 runs.

However, Shrubsole will still be able to look back on her previous two World Cup successes. The first came back in 2009, when she was just 18 years old, and the second in 2017, when she stole the headlines in the final against India by taking six for 46.

Upon her retirement, Shrubsole said "I feel immensely privileged to have been able to represent my country for the past 14 years.

"To have been involved in women's cricket at a time of such growth has been an honour but it has become clear to me that it is moving forward faster than I can keep up with, so it is time for me to step away.

"Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would be lucky enough to play for England for so long, I'd have been happy with one game."

Shrubsole will continue to play for Berkshire domestically following her retirement.

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