<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Australia's Leah Poulton calls it quits in ODIs" src="https://st3.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20121226134905.jpg" title="Australia's Leah Poulton calls it quits in ODIs" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Leah Poulton in her ODI career has amassed 1,033 runs at an average of 25.19 Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Melbourne: Dec 26, 2012</strong><br /> <br /> Australian cricketer <a href="/tags/Leah-Poulton/post" target="_blank">Leah Poulton</a> Wednesday announced her retirement from the One-Day International (ODI) cricket.<br /> <br /> Poulton will continue to be available for Twenty20 Internationals and will also play domestic cricket for the Lend Lease Breakers in the <a href="/tags/Women-s-National-Cricket-League/post" target="_blank">Women's National Cricket League</a> (WNCL), said Cricket Australia.<br /> <br /> Poulton made her international debut in a T20 match in the Rose Bowl Series against <a href="/tags/New-Zealand/post" target="_blank">New Zealand</a> in October 2006.<br /> <br /> Her ODI debut came in the same series. She went on to play two Tests and 48 ODIs and has notched 40 T20s.<br /> <br /> Throughout her ODI career, the 28-year-old amassed 1,033 runs at an average of 25.19.<br /> <br /> In only her third ODI, she made a series-clinching century with her <span class="GRcorrect" grcontextid="knock:0" grmarkguid="0f0992ba-5855-4196-8856-f8d33fe73ac3" gruiphraseguid="ed09a1d4-caf7-4b32-8b5d-a14665babe52">knock</span> of 101 sealing the Rose Bowl Series 3-0 <span class="GRcorrect" grcontextid="for:1" grmarkguid="a10fc6e5-84b5-4a43-9839-3391df98cb37" gruiphraseguid="ed09a1d4-caf7-4b32-8b5d-a14665babe52">for</span> <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>, with two games to spare.<br /> <br /> Poulton's final ODI was also against New Zealand in the recent 2012 Rose Bowl Series Dec 19, in which Australia recorded a seven-run win.<br /> <br /> Poulton said the decision to retire from ODIs did not come easy.<br /> <br /> "I've been really lucky to have played with some greats of the game such as <a href="/tags/Karen-Rolton/post" target="_blank">Karen Rolton</a> and Shelley Nitschke. When I first started playing, I looked up to those players. (I learnt) a great deal from them," Poulton said.<br /> <br /> "I'm really excited about where cricket is heading with the T20 format. A few years ago T20 cricket really invigorated my love for the game and if it hadn't been for T20, I may have retired sooner.<br /> <br /> "I still enjoy T20 cricket today as much as I did when it first came along and I'm looking forward to the next few years of my career playing T20 and being a part of successful Australian sides."<br /> <br /> Women's National Selection Panel (WNSP) chair Julie Savage said: "Leah has been a very good ODI player for Australia, and the WNSP are pleased she will continue to be available for T20 cricket in the Australian colours.<br /> <br /> "She will be remembered as a hard-hitting batter who loved to find the boundaries and did so often," Savage said.