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Amy Satterthwaite: 10 facts about world cricket’s hottest batter
No-one is swinging a cricket bat in world cricket better than White Ferns star Amy Satterthwaite right now.
With four consecutive one-day centuries, she’s in the hottest form of her career as New Zealand get set for a rematch with Australia on Thursday in Mt Maunganui.
Here’s a few things you should know about Satterthwaite.
– Born on October 7, 1986, in Christchurch, she’s no spring chicken, enforcing her remarkable credentials now at the age of 30.
– Cricket is in her blood. Her father, Michael Satterthwaite, represented Canterbury Country in cricket and is a former chairman of Canterbury Cricket.
– Her nickname is “Branch”, a reference to her height and lean frame.
– She made her debut for Canterbury at the age of 16. This year she captained them to the national one-day title, defending the title from last year when they were also T20 champs.
– She made her debut for New Zealand in 2007 at the age of 20. She has now played 93 ODIs and 75 T20s for the White Ferns.
– Satterthwaite’s women’s world record four centuries in a row comprise: 137 not out v Pak (148 balls); 115 not out v Pak (101 balls); 123 v Pak (99 balls) and 102 not out (113 balls) v Aus.
– This form shouldn’t come as a surprise. Last year she scored 853 runs in 15 ODIs at an average of 85.30.
– She can bowl as well. She has cleverly transformed from a medium-pacer to an off-spinner, making her a true allrounder in her various teams. She bats left-handed and bowls right-handed.
– Records are nothing new. In January she became the first player in Australia’s Women’s Big Bash League to record a hat-trick. She took 5-17 bowling for Hobart.
– And in August 2007, she took 6-17 against England which remains the only six-wicket haul in a women’s T20 International. What’s more, Satterthwaite achieved that on her T20 International debut.
Article courtesy of Stuff.