Amelia Kerr | New Zealand's rising star | 100% Cricket

Amelia Kerr, New Zealand's impressive young gun | 100% Cricket Superstars

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Amelia Kerr | New Zealand's rising star | 100% Cricket

The International Cricket Council has announced the first five players selected as 100% Cricket Superstars ahead of a historic month for women’s cricket, culminating in the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.

Sophie Ecclestone (England), Amelia Kerr (New Zealand), Hayley Matthews (West Indies), Shafali Verma (India) and Laura Wolvaardt (South Africa) are the first crop of what will ultimately be a 100% Cricket Superstars squad that fans can pick from to decide on a final XI.

Here, we feature New Zealand young gun on the rise Amelia Kerr.

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It's hard to believe that Amelia Kerr is still only 21 years of age, given how much the talented all-rounder has already achieved in the game.
 
Having debuted for her country less than a month after her 16th birthday, Kerr rose to fame courtesy of a record-breaking score of 232* in an ODI against Ireland in Dublin in 2018.

 

Matches

Runs

Highest Score

Batting Average

Wickets

Best Bowling

Bowling Average

WODI

53

1240

232*

38.75

76

5/17

27

WT20I

42

234

36

15.60

41

3/16

21.85


 
The innings broke a 21-year-old record of legendary Australian Belinda Clark, with Kerr still to this day holding the highest individual score by a woman in an WODI.

But it's not just with the bat that Kerr shines, as is evident in her lofty standing as the fifth-ranked player on the MRF Tyres Women's ODI All-Rounder Rankings.

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Rankings snapshot

– No.5 in Women’s ODI All-rounder Rankings

– No.9 in Women’s T20I Bowling Rankings

Amelia Kerr | New Zealand's rising star | 100% Cricket
Amelia Kerr | New Zealand's rising star | 100% Cricket

Kerr is the fourth youngest player to have taken a five-wicket haul in a one-day match - she took 5/17 in the same game she scored her superb double century - and the right-armer also has a quartet of four-wicket hauls to her name.

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Frankie Mackay says

"The world is her oyster. I don't think I've ever seen someone who loves batting more than Amelia Kerr and she lives through other people's success.
 
"She's the first person to put an arm around the shoulder of the day when it hasn't gone well, and the first person to be a pat on the back when you've had a great day.

"She would love to bowl 20 overs a match if she could.
 
"She's absolutely devastating with it (the wrong’un), and the leggie’s been just as good.
 
"It picks up a lot of wickets, but the wrong’un is the ball you have to watch out for."

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