Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Anisa Mohammed, Shakera Selman, Kyshona Knight and Kycia Knight announce retirements


Offspinner Mohammed, who made her ODI debut as a 15-year-old in 2003, retires because the main wicket-taker for West Indies in each ODIs and T20Is. She took 180 wickets in 141 ODIs and 125 wickets in 117 T20Is. She was additionally the primary West Indies girl to take a T20I hat-trick, and was a part of 5 ODI World Cups and 7 T20 World Cups. Her final worldwide outing was in March 2022, the ODI World Cup semi-final in opposition to Australia.

“The final 20 years have been actually wonderful, I’ve loved each single minute of it,” Mohammed mentioned. “The highs and the lows. I imagine the time has come for me to step away from the sport and permit the younger gamers to reside their goals as I’ve lived mine. I used to be privileged sufficient to step onto the sphere sporting my maroon 258 occasions in my profession.”

Medium-pacer Selman’s worldwide profession began in 2008, with an ODI in opposition to Eire in Dublin. She has 82 wickets in 100 ODIs and 51 wickets in 96 T20Is. She final performed for West Indies in February 2023 on the T20 World Cup in South Africa.

“I’m happy with taking part in with and in opposition to legends, and fortunate to have dismissed a couple of,” Selman mentioned. “My purpose was at all times to encourage and help others of their goals. As I transition to the subsequent section of my profession, I sit up for persevering with to share my ardour for the sport in new methods.”

Twins Kycia and Kyshona, who will flip 32 subsequent month, made their West Indies debuts in 2011 and 2013 respectively. Wicketkeeper-batter Kycia has made 1327 runs in 87 ODIs and 801 runs in 70 T20Is. Center-order batter Kyshona has 851 runs in 51 ODIs and 546 runs in 55 T20Is. They each final performed for West Indies in December 2022, in a T20I in opposition to England in Bridgetown.

The Knights mentioned: “As this marks the tip of an pleasurable and wonderful journey, we wish to take this time to thank our household, buddies, team-mates & supporters for the continued love and help all through the years. None of this could have been attainable with out the help and love from you guys and for that we’re perpetually grateful.​ Lastly, thanks to CWI for the alternatives granted and recollections that will likely be perpetually cherished.”

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