Aguilleira retires from int’l cricket

West Indies wicketkeeper, Merissa Aguilleira celebrates the dismissal of Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof during the second Twenty20 in Karachi, Pakistan, Friday, Feb. 1, 2019.
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One of Cricket West Indies longest serving West Indies Women’s players, Merissa Aguilleira has resigned from international cricket after an 11-year career with the regional team.

Her resignation came days after she was axed from the West Indies Women’s squad to tour Ireland and England later this month.

Aguilleira, 33, played in more than 100 One-Day Internationals and captained the West Indies Women from 2009-2015, a period during which she led the team to the final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2013 and the semi-finals of the ICC Women World Twenty20 in 2010, 2012, and 2014 and was part of the 2016 ICC Women’s Twenty20 winning team in Kolkata, India.

In her primary role as wicket-keeper, she has over 100 dismissals in One-Day International cricket, having recently achieved a century during the home series against South Africa Women in September 2018.

In addition, she has over 70 dismissals in Twenty20 internationals from 95 matches she played.

Having made her One-Day International debut against the Netherlands Women in July 2008 and her Twenty20 debut against South Africa in June of 2009, she played 112 One-Day International matches, amassing 1752 runs at an average of 20.61 and 95 Twenty20s, scoring 768 runs at an average of 14.9.

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