Melbourne: Simon Katich might have been denied a central contract for being on the wrong side of 30s but Cricket Australia (CA) on Monday handed female cricketer Sharon Millanta her international debut at the age of 31, against New Zealand.
New South Wales fast bowler Sharon was picked to play her first game for the Southern Stars against New Zealand in Brisbane on Tuesday.
35-year-old Katich was ignored for the central contract for the 2011-2012 season by Cricket Australia although the left-hander could have proved to be an important player for Australia which is going through a transition phase.
However, Millanta’s selection shows that at least in women cricket, experience is still valued.
“I’m enjoying my cricket more than ever so I wouldn’t say the end is near. It’s closer for me than for other girls,” she said. (PTI)