Veteran Australian women’s cricketer Nicole Bolton is set to announce her retirement from professional cricket after the much anticipated Women’s Big Bash League final between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers. Bolton dons the pink jersey for Sydney Sixers and will likely put in her best efforts to lift the trophy on her final moments on the field.
Bonton has been one of the longest-serving women’s athletes in Australian cricket. The all-rounder had an illustrious career for her nation and has decided to call off from all forms of International and Domestic cricket.
Nicole Bolton made her International debut at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in 2014. She achieved a remarkable feat by scoring a century on debut and becoming the first Australian to perform the stint. Bolton’s explicit all-round skills acted as a pioneer in Australia’s success at major international events.
Bolton has made 55 appearances for Australia across all the formats of the game and scored nearly 2000 runs with a decent average of 34. She has also claimed nearly 30 wickets with a healthy and bankable economy. Australia will truly miss the services of an astonishing athlete.
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Bolton marked the beginning of her Women’s Big Bash League journey with Perth Scorchers in 2015. She had a noteworthy stint with Scorchers before moving to Sydney Sixers in 2021. She has accumulated 1844 runs across the league with 53 wickets and 32 catches to hold the record of the most successful star at the championship.
While tributes started to pour in for the legendary Australian all-rounder, Head of Female Elite Cricket Leah Poulton acclimated the significant contribution of Bolton and stated that she truly reshaped and developed the glory of Australian cricket in such a manner that nobody could ever replace her doings in the near future.