Who is Amelia Kerr?
Amelia Kerr is a rising star in the world of cricket, known for her impressive skills as an all-rounder. Born on January 13, 2000, in Wellington, New Zealand, Kerr has already achieved numerous accolades in her young career.
The Amelia Kerr had already achieved many firsts before June 13, 2018. However, on that day, the 17-year-old legspin-bowling allrounder broke the 21-year-old record of former Australia captain Belinda Clark for the highest individual score in women’s ODIs. Kerr, playing as an opener against Ireland, scored an unbeaten 232 runs, becoming the youngest (male or female) to score a double-century across formats in international cricket, at 17 years and 243 days. She also took five wickets in the same match.
Family of Amelia Kerr
Kerr’s family has a strong cricketing background. Her maternal grandfather is Bruce Murray, a former New Zealand Test batsman, and her parents, Robbie and Jo, played for Wellington. Kerr was encouraged to pursue legspin by her father and also played as an opener for Tawa College Boys 1st XI in Wellington’s Premier Youth Grade. She played for Wellington Blaze alongside Sophie Devine, one of her cricketing idols, and Kane Williamson.
Youngest player of New Zealand
Amelia Kerr became the youngest player to represent New Zealand in limited-overs formats, making her debut against Pakistan at home barely a month after turning 16. She was also the youngest female cricketer to receive a central contract with New Zealand Cricket, which she received just three months after representing New Zealand at the World Cup in 2017.
Kerr’s reputation as a rising star was solidified when she took four wickets against Australia in the Rose Bowl series, including that of Australian captain Meg Lanning, who was bowled by Kerr’s first ball against her. Kerr was also New Zealand’s joint-highest wicket-taker in the 2017 World Cup with 10 wickets in six matches. She later secured her first overseas league contract to play for the Southern Vipers in the ECB’s Kia Super League. Kerr is known for her confident stroke-making and is the first player (male or female) to score a T20 century at the Basin Reserve, with two centuries on that ground.
Personal Information of Amelia Kerr
|Full Name||Amelia Charlotte Kerr|
|Born||October 13, 2000, Wellington|
|Batting Style||Right hand Bat|
|Relations||RJ Kerr (father), BAG Murray (grandfather), JF Murray (mother), JM Kerr (sister)|
Batting & Fielding:
|MI Women vs GG Women||45*||2/12||04-Mar-2023||DY Patil||OTHERT20|
|NZ WMN vs SL WMN||66||2/7||19-Feb-2023||Paarl||WT20I # 1372|
|NZ WMN vs BDESH WMN||16||1/24||17-Feb-2023||Cape Town||WT20I # 1367|
|NZ WMN vs SA WMN||10||0/21||13-Feb-2023||Paarl||WT20I # 1362|
|NZ WMN vs AUS WMN||21||3/23||11-Feb-2023||Paarl||WT20I # 1357|
|NZ WMN vs ENG WMN||24||2/24||08-Feb-2023||Cape Town||OTHERT20|
|NZ WMN vs WI WMN||2||3/20||06-Feb-2023||Cape Town||OTHERT20|
|Well Women vs AK Women||28||2/18||20-Jan-2023||Auckland||OTHERT20|
|Well Women vs Otago Women||73*||0/24||15-Jan-2023||Dunedin||OTHERT20|
|Well Women vs CD-W||27*||1/21||07-Jan-2023||Wellington||OTHERT20|
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