Darcie Brown earns Cricket Australia contract as Delissa Kimmince announces retirement

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Allrounder Kimmince played 16 ODIs and 44 T20Is after making her Australia debut in 2008

Fast bowler Darcie Brown has been handed her first Cricket Australia contract in the one change from last year’s list replacing Delissa Kimmince who has announced her retirement.

Brown, 18, made her Australia debut in T20Is and ODIs on the recent tour of New Zealand having impressed during the WBBL and WNCL. She is capable of pushing the speed gun above 120kph and is seen as part of the long-term future of Australia’s pace-bowling ranks alongside Tayla Vlaeminck.

“Darcie is an incredibly exciting fast-bowling talent, as we saw on the recent T20I and ODI tour of New Zealand, and she has consistently been the fastest bowler in the country as shown by our testing around the states,” national selector and high performance manager Shawn Flegler said. “She’s had tremendous raw pace throughout the junior ranks and we think she has the potential to form an excellent new ball partnership with Tayla Vlaeminck for many years to come.”

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