Isa Guha retires from international cricket
Isa Guha, the England seamer, has announced her retirement from international cricket. Guha, 26, played eight Tests, 83 ODIs and 22 Twenty20 internationals in a career spanning close to 11 years.
During her international career, she took 101 ODI and 29 Test wickets and was part of a successful side which won the Women's World Cup and World Twenty20 tournaments in 2009, and the Ashes in 2005.
However, she will continue playing county cricket. "Playing for England has meant everything to me but it feels like the right time for me to step away from the international stage," Guha said.
"The levels of commitment have become even greater which is testament to how the women's game has developed and after ten years of prioritising cricket it's now time to think about my future outside of the game.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time playing for England and will take many memories with me such as winning the Ashes in 2005, the World Cups in 2009 and our most recent whitewash of our tour in New Zealand. It has been a pleasure to play alongside some truly special cricketers and to see them grow as players. The current squad is the strongest I have ever been involved in and I hope they continue to lead the way in world cricket."
Guha's retirement comes on the same day Rahul Dravid, the Indian batsman, announced he was quitting international cricket.