ICC lauds Aguilleira for ‘model’ career

By April 26, 2019
Merissa Aguilleira Merissa Aguilleira

Former Windies women captain, Merissa Aguilleira has come in for praise from the International Cricket Council (ICC) following her retirement from the international game earlier this week. 

According to Manu Sawhney, chief executive officer of the ICC, Aguilleira’s career has made her a global role model.

The wicketkeeper/batter spent most of her career with the Windies as its captain, leading the team for 74 of her 112 ODIs and 73 of her 95 Twenty20 Internationals.

During that tenure, going from 2009 to 2015, she led the Windies women to three T20 World Cup semi-finals, and was part of the team that eventually won in 2016.

Aguilleira was also skipper who took the team to the final of the 50-over World Cup in 2013 where the Windies were eventually undone by Australia.

“Merissa has been one of the most renowned women cricketers,” said Sawhney.

“Her success as captain and player is there for everyone to see and I am sure she would have been a role model for many aspiring cricketers the world over. I congratulate Merissa for a wonderful career and wish her all the best in whatever she pursues in the coming years.”

Aguilleira amassed 1,752 runs in ODIs at an average of 20, while taking 78 catches behind the stumps to add to her 26 stumpings. She had a mammoth 34 stumpings in T20Is to go along with 38 catches. As a batter she scored 768 runs at an average of 14.

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