Rachel Hawkins (née Scholes) is retiring from international cricket with Scotland.

The 28 year-old all-rounder played 16 T20 internationals, and has recorded the two best figures for her adopted country.

Hawkins has taken 4 for 10 against Thailand and 3 for 3 against Uganda.

(Rachel Scholes/Hawkins)

It's almost exactly a year since Scotland last played an international fixture due to Covid-19.

She made her debut in 2012, but first came to prominence in the T20 WCQ in Thailand in 2015 as Scotland just missed out on qualification as they lost to Ireland and Bangladesh.

"I have loved being a part of the Scotland team’s journey over the last few years, it has been amazing," Hawkins told the Cricket Scotland website.

(Rachel Scholes with the Player of the Match award)

"I have made friends for life and I know that with the great batch of young talent that is coming through now, led by the excellent Kathryn and Sarah Bryce, that the future is bright for women’s cricket in this country."