New Zealand’s all-rounder Anna Peterson has decided to call it quits from the national side of New Zealand. The right-arm off-break bowler held her lines well and bowled tightly while being a serviceable batter. Anna started her T20 career versus England in 2012 and made her ODI debut in the same series, making 33 runs during the game. She rose to fame when she claimed a hattrick versus Australia on the first three deliveries of her spell in 2017.
Peterson made 279 runs in 21 ODI innings while claiming 27 wickets in 24 innings at an excellent economy rate of 3.50. Anna also claimed 18 wickets in 27 innings at an economy of 6.88. Peterson last played in the 2020 T20 World cup, claiming two strikes for 31 runs. Her last ODI came in 2019 against Australia and claimed two wickets for 47 runs. Anna will continue her domestic career with Auckland Hearts.
I've loved every minute of playing for the White Ferns and representing New Zealand. A massive thanks has to go to my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and all those who helped me throughout my international career. The White Ferns have a special team culture and I've been privileged to make some lifelong connections in the team while I've also enjoyed meeting and competing against players from across the globe. I still feel I have plenty to offer at the domestic level and I'm looking forward to suiting up for the Auckland Hearts again this season. As an experienced member of the Hearts, I'm enjoying giving back to the younger players and watching them embark on their own cricketing journeys.
Anna Peterson, former New Zealand all-rounder