Farrell announces ODI retirement
Fast bowler Rene Farrell has announced her retirement from ODIs. She will, however, remain available for Australia's Test and T20I teams and will continue playing domestic cricket for the NSW Breakers, the Sydney Thunder and the Surrey Stars.
Farrell, who made her international debut in 2007, played 44 ODIs, taking 42 wickets at an average of 30.78. She has also played three Tests and 54 T20Is.
"With preparations about to begin ahead of this year's World Cup, the time felt right for me to retire from one-day cricket for Australia," Farrell said. "I've had mixed fortunes in this format over the last few years and I no longer feel I can give what is required to compete at this level.
"It was an honour to be a part of the ICC Women's Championship and to be part of the inaugural winning side is something I regard as very special in my ODI career. I still have the desire to represent Australia in the T20 and Test arenas and look forward to spending more time with the NSW Breakers and taking on more of a mentoring role to help our up and coming players progress to the next level.
"I'd like to wish all teams the very best of luck for the World Cup and I know that that those picked to represent Australia will do us proud."