New Zealand spinner Morna Nielsen calls curtain on her cricketing career
Morna Neilsen. (Credits - INDRANIL MUKHERJEE/AFP/Getty Images)

Yet another resignation announcement makes its way. New Zealand’s women spinner, Morna Nielsen bids adieu from all forms of cricket on Friday (August 31st).

She is one of the few women cricketers who enjoyed a long run on international cricket arena.

Morna Neilson is happy for her long career with White Ferns and Otago Sparks. She calls quits with a happy heart, as she bagged many cherishable moments in her span at international cricket.

It was awesome – Morna Neilsen

The left-arm orthodox bowler quoted she is quite happy looking back at her career and added she had got friends for a lifetime. Neilsen is furtherly pleased for the tremendous rise in the Women cricket across the globe.

Morna Neilson, Kiwis
Morna Nielsen ©Chris Ricco/BackpagePix

Morna Neilsen’s finest performance came when she was ranked number one in the 2014 ICC Women T20I bowler rankings. Later, she created a history by delivering a most economical spell of 4-0-4-0.

“Looking back on my career it was awesome to have the opportunity to play at so many different places both domestically and internationally and to do so with people who are now lifelong friends,” she said.

“It was also an interesting time to be involved with the changing landscape of the women’s game. They opened up opportunities I never thought possible such as the Women’s Big Bash in Australia and Kia Super League in England,” she said.

Career Stats:

Morna Neilsen enjoyed her stint as an international cricketer from 2010-2016. After playing for 52 ODI’s and 44 T20I games, she was injured and never really got the chance to get into the team again.

She started her career with Northern Spirits at domestic level. After playing for a decade, she moved to Otago Sparks. During the course, Neilsen also got the role as a structural engineer at BCD group. Now, she will continue in her role as a full member.


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