Sarah Coyte represented Australian women team in 81 matches    Getty Images
Sarah Coyte represented Australian women team in 81 matches across formats Getty Images

Melbourne: Australian women cricketer Sarah Coyte, who was also a part of Australia’s 2014 World T20-winning squad, has announced her retirement from all forms of the game. Coyte s decision arrives a year after she stepped down from international duty with the Southern Stars to combat mental health issues. After making a name for herself in the Twenty20 arena, Coyte earned herself a national call-up in December 2010 against New Zealand, and went on to play a further 46 T20 matches, four Tests and 30 One-Day Internationals for Australia.

According to a Cricket Australia media release, board CEO James Sutherland said, On behalf of the board and everyone at Cricket Australia, we congratulate Sarah on a wonderful career, both internationally and domestically, and thank her for the wonderful contribution she has made to Australian cricket. She played a key role in making the Australian team the formidable side it is, and should be proud of her efforts and what she achieved in her career.

Sarah always showed a great deal of fight and passion when playing for her country, and we thank her for her commitment to the green and gold, he added. A key contributor as an all-rounder with her medium-paced bowling and valuable skills as a lower-order batter, Coyte, 25, was a member of Australia s 2014 ICC Women s World T20 winning squad as well as helping her side reclaim the Women s Ashes in England in 2015.