Rene Farrell retires from ODIs

Rene Farrell will be available for Australia in Tests and T20Is
Rene Farrell will be available for Australia in Tests and T20Is

Southern Stars fast bowler Rene Farrell has announced her decision to retire from One-Day Internationals with immediate effect.

The 30-year-old has featured in 44 ODIs after making her debut in 2007 and has snared 42 wickets from it while maintaining an average close to 31 and economy of just over four.

"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."

Farrell will continue to remain available for the T20Is and Tests for Australia Women and will also be part of her domestic team New South Wales, Women's Big Bash League and also Kia Super League in England.

"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."

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