Fran Wilson retires from International cricket

Shubham Singh
28 Oct 2021
Fran Wilson retires from International cricket

English batter Fran Wilson has announced her retirement from international cricket. Her career spanned from 2010 to 2021 containing 33 ODIs, 30 T20Is, and a single test. She also featured in the 2017 Fifty-Over World Cup winning squad of England. Wilson is also known as one of the most electric fielders to play at the international level. Although she has retired from international cricket, she will continue to play at the domestic level.

Wilson made 468 runs in 23 ODI innings at an average of 22.28 including two half-centuries and her highest score came against West Indies when she made 85 runs. In T20Is, she compiled 356 runs at an average of 22.25 and her highest score turned out to be 43 runs. She played just one test inning and made 13 runs in it. In the Hundred, Fran represented the title-winning Oval Invincibles.

I feel incredibly proud to have played for my country for the past 10 years and the time now feels right to step away. I am excited for the challenges that domestic cricket will bring in the next chapter of my playing career. Playing for England pushes you to the limit and I'm grateful for the experiences which have made me better, on and off the pitch. The memories I have made with some amazing teams are ones I will always cherish and I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of my England journey.

Fran Wilson, batter, Oval Invincibles

Fran has served her country with distinction for over a decade and she can be very proud of the work she's put in and of what she's achieved. In my time in the job I've really enjoyed working with Fran. She's such a positive influence on the group, she's a real team player, she's very popular, and we'll really miss having her as part of our team. It's a very difficult decision to retire from international cricket, but our loss will be the domestic game's gain. Fran has always given everything for England and I know she'll continue to do so in domestic cricket.

Lisa Keightely, Head Coach, England’s women cricket