IPL 2021: Star Australian allrounder Delissa Kimmince has retired from cricket, check out “who” earns Cricket Australia contract after his retirement

Delissa Kimmince, 31-year-old Australia pacer, has retired from top-level cricket. Kimmince made her international debut at the age of just 18 against New Zealand Women in 2008.

Delissa Kimmince, 31-year-old Australia pacer, has retired from top-level cricket.

Kimmince made her international debut at the age of just 18 against New Zealand Women in 2008. However, three years later, she took a break from the game. The medium-pacer returned to cricket and went on to finish with 14 scalps in ODIs and 45 wickets in T20Is.

She recorded her best T20I figures of 3 for 20 against England Women in Mumbai in 2018. She was thrice a part of Australia’s World Cup-winning side in the shortest format, and also a two-time WBBL winner with Brisbane Heat.

Three-time World Cup-winning allrounder Delissa Kimmince has retired from cricket, deciding to make her break from the game permanent.

However, she quit the sport within a year and worked in a pub, before coming back to club cricket as an opening bat while living in the country.

She then worked her way back into Australia’s side by 2014 and won the T20 World Cup on her return as well as in 2018 and 2020 while juggling an AFLW debut for Brisbane.

However, the 31-year-old made the call to take a break after last year’s WBBL, before telling national selectors she would not take a contract in 2021-22.

“DK should be incredibly proud of her contribution to Australian cricket,” Shawn Flegler, national selector, said. “She made her international debut at the very young age of 18, took a break from the game, and returned to make a huge contribution at all levels. During that time she developed from a raw fast bowler into a genuine allrounder and has been regarded as one of the best fielders in the world.

“She’s been a wonderful teammate and an important member of our Ashes – and T20 World Cup-winning squads and we thank her for her outstanding service to the game,” he added.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia (CA) announced the centrally contracted women’s players on Thursday (April 15). There’s just one change to last year’s 15-member list with teenager Darcie Brown replacing Delissa Kimmince, who retired from top-level cricket.

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