Australia’s most-capped female player and vice-captain Alex Blackwell was hailed as a tremendous leader in the women’s game after announcing her retirement from international and state cricket on 19th February 2018. Blackwell, 34, made her debut for Australia in a one-day international against England in 2003 and went on to play 251 matches across all three formats for her country.
Blackwell has had an illustrious career where she led her side to it’s maiden Twenty20 World Cup win in 2010 was also a member of Australia’s World T20 winning sides in 2012 and 2014 and has two World Cup trophies from 2005 and 2013. She became just the fourth female Australian to pass 5,000 runs when she batted in the Test, Twenty20 and One-Day arenas, compiling 5,250 runs. Blackwell will continue playing the Woman Big Bash League for Sydney Thunder.