On November 23, 2020, the Australian cricketer Sarah Aley announced her retirement from the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
She revealed her retirement on Instagram after she played her final match for Sydney Sixers in the WBBL. Previously in May, Sarah Aley had announced her retirement from the NSW Breakers.
The right-arm seam bowler played six seasons with Sydney Sixers in WBBL from 2003. In the season 2016-17, she took the most wickets for Sydney Sixers to win the champions trophy in WBBL T20 completion’s WBBL 02 season. She was even awarded the title “Player of the Match” in the finale. For the final match, she led the way for Sydney Sixers by taking four wickets.
In Women’s One Day International (WODI), the 36-year right-hand Australian batsmen made her debut for Australia at 33 in ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2017 against Pakistan. However, she managed to play only three matches for the Women’s team of Australia.
Overall, she had acquired 89 wickets having an average of 17.84 runs, next in line to South African cricketer Marizanne Kapp having 90 wickets.
Additionally, she made her debut for Women’s T20 International for Australia in 2017 against Team England. In the year 2017, she represented Australia on three occasions that include two Twenty20 International series.
Till now, Sarah Aley’s best figure is 4-8 and has an amazing history of 14 WBBL catches. Other than the 2016-2017 win, she won the Women’s Big Bash League championship in 2017-2018 as well. Also, Aley led Sidney Sixers to the finals four times in a row.
No doubt Sarah Aley is one of the true champions in cricket and she proved her worth in her career of 17 years. She bid goodbye to cricket writing on her Instagram with a brief message of experience she had with Sydney Sixers and memorable incidents.