Rachel Priest (Image credit: Mark Brake/Getty Images)
CHENNAI: New Zealand keeper batswoman Rachel Priest called time on her international career. The 35-year-old Priest, who has now signed up a contract with Cricket Tasmania, donned the White Ferns jersey in 87 One-dayers and 75 T20 Internationals. In what was a fruitful 13-year international career, Priest accrued 2,567 runs which two centuries and 10 fifties and even affected 165 dismissals behind stumps.
She did not feature in this season’s list of 17 contracted players which were revealed earlier this month. Priest had bagged a central contract in 2019 after a two-year absence. Priest’s last series with the New Zealand team was earlier this year at the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. Priest could only score 60 runs from the 4 matches she featured.
Speaking to the Cricket Tasmania website, Priest mentioned, “Having been involved in the White Ferns environment for 13 years, most of it enjoyable, it is with much consideration that I have decided to retire from international cricket.”
White Ferns, on their Instagram post on Tuesday, wished Priest as she embarks on her next journey. “Wishing @rachpriest13 all the best for the next chapter of her cricketing journey in Tasmania. Congrats on an outstanding international career with the WHITE FERNS #Cricket #CricketNation,” the post read.