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World Cup winner Fran Wilson announces retirement

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England batter Fran Wilson has retired from international cricket, but will continue to feature in the domestic set-up.

Wilson, who turns 30 in November, has represented England 64 times across formats, including in one Test. 

She has been a part of three World Cup campaigns, including in 2017 when Heather Knight's team beat India in a thrilling final at Lord's to lift the trophy.

A middle-order batter, Wilson has a couple of half-centuries to her name and is a gun fielder.

Having made her debut for England in 2010, she remained out of the set-up until 2016, when she returned to the side ahead of the World Cup. She last played a game for England in March this year. And while she was a part of the squad over the summer, she didn't get a game. 

“I feel incredibly proud to have played for my country for the past 10 years and the time now feels right to step away," she said in a statement shared by the England and Wales Cricket Board.

"Playing for England pushes you to the limit and I’m grateful for the experiences which have made me better, on and off the pitch. The memories I have made with some amazing teams are ones I will always cherish and I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of my England journey."

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England Women’s head coach Lisa Keightley said: "Fran has served her country with distinction for over a decade and she can be very proud of the work she’s put in and of what she’s achieved.

"In my time in the job I've really enjoyed working with Fran. She's such a positive influence on the group, she's a real team player, she's very popular, and we'll really miss having her as part of our team."

Wilson is set to continue to play domestic cricket, where she features for Sunrisers, and for The Oval Invincibles in The Hundred.

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