England’s Lydia Greenway retires from International cricket- Lydia Greenway famous and distinguished England’s Women’s Left Hand batsman has announced her retirement from international cricket. She holds an incredible record being a four times Ashes Winner and two time world champion for her team. The 30 year old cricketer has scored over 4000 international runs from 225 appearances playing in four successful Ashes campaigns .She was regarded as one of the best fielders in women’s International Cricket who made her debut in Ashes 2003 series .She made her ODI International Debut against South Africa Women at Chelmsford on 13th August 2003. She has played 126 One Day Internationals, 14 Tests and 85 T20 Internationals in her cricketing career.
The decision of getting retired from International Cricket came along with a discussion with Mark Robinson (England Coach) about his focus on developing new players for the coming campaign against Pakistan this summer. This statement of the coach made it quite clear that her involvement with the England Team in the future will be limited and thus she opted to step back and choose to retire from International Cricket with immediate effect. Her retirement will allow new and young talent from the next generation to prove their skills in the International stage.
She recently represented her England team at T20 World Cup Tournament in India where West Indies won the title. Her position in the team became suspicious with the team got defeated by Australia in the Semifinal. Now with her retirement she joins her former captain and teammate Charlotte Edwards who got retired recently last month. Even though after her retirement from International Cricket Lydia will continue to be the part of the game by participating in domestic cricket and also representing the Southern Vipers in Kia Super League alongside Kent in Royal London Women’s One-Day Championship.