Web-Desk (February 19, 2018): Veteran female cricketer and vice-captain of Australia Alex Blackwell, retired from international and state cricket on Monday, hailed as a “tremendous leader” in the women´s cricket on Monday.
Blackwell, 34, made her debut for Australia in a one-day international against England in 2003, and went on to play 251 matches across all three formats for her country.
She became just the fourth female Australian to pass 5,000 runs when she batted in the Test, Twenty20 and One-Day arenas, compiling 5,250 runs.“Alex has been a wonderful servant to Australian cricket, and a tremendous leader both at national and international level, and we congratulate her on an outstanding career that has spanned more than 16 years,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said in a statement.
Blackwell, who led Australia to victory at the ICC Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies in 2010, was also a member of Australia´s World T20 winning sides in 2012 and 2014 and has two World Cup trophies from 2005 and 2013.
Blackwell said she would continue to play for the Sydney Thunder in the women´s Big Bash League.