Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Anna Peterson retires from international cricket. Anna Peterson has played 32 ODIs and 33 T20Is
Anna Peterson has played 32 ODIs and 33 T20Is
New Zealand allrounder Anna Peterson has announced her retirement from international cricket, New Zealand Cricket confirmed on Tuesday (October 5). Peterson, who turned 31 last month, represented her country 64 times in international cricket.
“I've loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns and representing New Zealand,” said Peterson. “A massive thanks has to go to my family, friends, coaches, teammates and all those who helped me throughout my international career. The White Ferns have a special team culture and I've been privileged to make some lifelong connections in the team while I've also enjoyed meeting and competing against players from across the globe.”
Despite quitting the international circuit at the age of 31, Peterson will continue playing domestic cricket where she will be representing Auckland Hearts. She will also be working at North Harbour Rugby as the Rugby Manager for Women and Girls.
“I still feel I have plenty to offer at the domestic level and I'm looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts again this season,” she said. “As an experienced member of the Hearts, I'm enjoying giving back to the younger players and watching them embark on their own cricketing journeys.”
Peterson made her debut almost a decade ago in an ODI against England and made an immediate impact scoring 33 down the order. Her final appearance for the national side came in the T20 WC last year against eventual champions Australia. The 31-year-old's most memorable performance came in 2017 when she became the first New Zealand women's cricketer to pick up a hat-trick in T20Is.
“On her day, Anna can hit the ball as far as anyone,” Head Coach Bob Carter said. “She is a great team player and the younger Hearts players are lucky to have someone of her calibre around their environment helping the next generation grow as cricketers and people.”