Lizelle Lee, the South African batter who packed a punch, announced her retirement from international cricket on Friday, July 8. The announcement comes ahead of the Proteas’ three-match ODI series against England, which is set to commence on July 11. The 30-year-old, who was adjudged ICC Cricketer of the Year 2021, stated that she will remain available to play in international T20 leagues.
Lee, who made her international debut in 2013 in the T20I home series against Bangladesh, has represented South Africa in 2 Tests, 100 ODIs and 82 T20Is, making 42, 3315 and 1896 runs respectively.
💭 “I didn’t expect this – it’s a massive honour.”
South Africa’s Lizelle Lee capped off a stellar 2021 by winning the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year Award 👏 pic.twitter.com/7jezeNmZZA
— ICC (@ICC) January 26, 2022