New Zealand women’s team all-rounder Anna Peterson on Tuesday announced retirement from international cricket, New Zealand Cricket confirmed.
Peterson played 65 international matches- 33 T20Is and 32 ODIs- for the White Ferns in a career that spanned for eight years.
I have loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns: Anna Peterson
The Auckland-born all-rounder said that she enjoyed playing for New Zealand women’s team and thanked her close ones for the support she received throughout her career.
“I’ve loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns and representing New Zealand. A massive thanks has to go to my family, friends, coaches, teammates and all those who helped me throughout my international career,” Peterson said.
“The White Ferns have a special team culture and I’ve been privileged to make some lifelong connections in the team while I’ve also enjoyed meeting and competing against players from across the globe,” she added.
I am looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts: Anna Peterson
Apart from playing for the White Ferns, Peterson also represents Auckland women’s team at the domestic level and wishes to play for them for the upcoming season to help the youngsters grow their skills.
“I still feel I have plenty to offer at the domestic level and I’m looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts again this season. As an experienced member of the Hearts, I’m enjoying giving back to the younger players and watching them embark on their own cricketing journeys,” Peterson said.
New Zealand women’s team head coach Bob Carter called Peterson a great team player who can strike the ball to a long distance.
“On her day, Anna can hit the ball as far as anyone. She is a great team player and the younger Hearts players are lucky to have someone of her calibre around their environment helping the next generation grow as cricketers and people,” Carter said.
Peterson has scored 909 runs from 65 international matches and has claimed 45 wickets in her international career.