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Charlotte Edwards retires after her team Southern Vipers loss the final to Western Storm

Yesterday night Former England Charlotte Edwards publicized her retirement from professional cricket after Southern Vipers loss the final to Western Storm by 7 wickets of the second edition of Women’s Cricket Kia Super League. She scored an eight-ball unbeaten 20 in her final innings, surprisingly, batting at No. 7.

Charlotte Edwards is England’s most capped women’s cricketer, played 23 Tests, 191 one-day internationals and 95 T20s across 20 years. The 37-year-old already quit the international cricket last year after being removed as the captain for his country. She, however, led Vipers to the inaugural title in England’s domestic T20 league later that year and continued to feature in the Women’s Big Bash League, representing Adelaide Strikers.

She made her debut in international cricket in the year 1996. In his 20 Year long international career, counting 10 years as England’s skipper Charlotte Edwards has won many individual awards.

  • ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2008
  • ICC Women’s World T20 Player of the tournament
  • The Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 2014.
  • ECB Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2015

Edwards also led England to the 2009 ICC Women’s World T20 and 2009 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup titles, as well as four Women’s Ashes triumphs, including the 2005 victory which ended 20 years of Australian domination.

Edwards Batting Stats

  Mat Inns NO Runs HS Avg 100 50
Tests  23 43 5 1676 117 44.1 4 9
ODIs  191 180 23 5992 173* 38.16 9 46
T20Is  95 93 14 2605 92* 32.97 0 12

Edwards Bowling Stats

  Mat Inns Wkts Avg Econ SR
Tests  23 20 12 48.08 3.09 93.1
ODIs  191 51 54 21.74 4.32 30.1
T20Is  95 21 9 36.66 6.53 33.6

“I don’t want to walk away from the game altogether, (but) from this format, my time is done,” Edwards said after Storm handed Vipers a seven-wicket defeat in the summit clash at Hove. “I want to pursue other things: coaching, media work and it just felt right this season. I kind of knew at the start. It was made certain in the middle. My body has given up on me now.”

Coaching is next on Edwards’ agenda. “I’ve spoken to the ECB about doing some work there. I’ve spoken to Mark Robinson (current England Women’s coach) and I’d like to get involved with the junior age groups and helping a lot of this good talent we have in England at the moment.”


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