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Farrell To Retire From ODI Cricket

19 April 2017

Rene Farrell //Getty Images

Seamers still to play T20 And Test Cricket

Sydney Thunder's Australian bowler Rene Farrell will retire from from One-Day International cricket.

Farrell will still be available for selection in Australia’s Twenty20 and Test teams and will continue to play Sydney Thunder in the Rebel WBB.

A veteran of 44 ODIs, 30-year-old Farrell has led the Australian attack for nearly a decade, with her notorious ability to swing the ball earning her 42 wickets with career best figures of 3-17.

“With preparations about to begin ahead of this year’s World Cup, the time felt right for me to retire from one-day cricket for Australia," said Farrell

“I’ve had mixed fortunes in this format over the last few years and I no longer feel I can give what is required to compete at this level.

“It was an honour to be a part of the ICC Women's Championship and to be part of the inaugural winning side is something I regard as very special in my ODI career.

“I'd like to wish all teams the very best of luck for the World Cup and I know that that those picked to represent Australia will do us proud.”

National Selector, Shawn Flegler said: “Rene has been a wonderful contributor to Australia cricket and has played a key role in the success of the Australian ODI team for a long time.

“I’d like to thank Rene for her contribution to the team and look forward to watching her continue her career at both an international and national level.”

Farrell was the leading wicket-taker during Thunder's WBBL01 winning campaign before a return of 11-wickets during WBBL02.