Former New Zealand captain and now player, Amy Satterthwaite announced her retirement from all forms of international cricket for New Zealand.
She made the announcement today after not receiving a central contract from NZC.
New Zealand Cricket is now looking to the future and thus wants young and dynamic players in the team.
Satterthwaite debuted for New Zealand in 2007 when she played a T20I against Australia.
Her ODI debut also came against the same opposition just a couple of days later.
Satterthwaite is also a prolific bowler and her best bowling figures have been 6/17 against England in a T20I match.
She has scored 4639 runs in the 50-over format, hitting 7 tons, 4 of which were made in consecutive matches.
Satterthwaite shared her retirement news with all of her fans.
She feels that she could have contributed more to New Zealand cricket.
In the end, she accepted the board’s decision to go ahead with younger and more dynamic cricketers.
She also gave her best wishes to the team as they will now embark on an exciting journey of cricket.
Satterthwaite also revealed some personal experiences of herself wherein she told of how after becoming a mother, she came back stronger in the team.
She added that her story can be an inspiring one for all mums and mums-to-be and that it is possible to follow your career while having a family.
Satterthwaite will continue playing domestic cricket and franchise cricket.
In the domestic sphere, she will be playing for Canterbury Magicians and in Women’s Hundred, she will represent Manchester Originals this August.