Early Life & Journey
Amelia Kerr was born on 13th October 2000 in Wellington, New Zealand. Cricket is something that has been running in the blood of her family. She was born to former Wellington players Robbie and Jo. Cricket in her family goes as far back as her maternal grandfather Bruce Murray. She was pushed by her father to be a leg spinner, she has also opened the batting while she played in her college team. Soon she was playing alongside her idol Sophie Devine in the Wellington blaze team.
Even before she had made her international debut she was already in limelight with her leg-spin videos on Youtube, she was just 14 at that time. At the age of 16, she graduated from playing boys grade cricket in school to making her international debut against Pakistan at home. In June 2017 she became New Zealand’s youngest woman to take part in the world cup and three months later she was the youngest female cricketer to bag a central contract by the New Zealand cricket board.
According to Meg Lanning, Kerr’s reputation as a star for the future was established when she took 4 wickets against Australia. Her four-wicket haul against Australia included 3 of the top 4 wickets. She bagged 10 wickets from six matches at the 2017 World Cup and finished as New Zealand’s joint-highest wicket-taker in the 2017 World Cup. Less than a year later, Kerr bagged her first overseas league contract to represent the Southern Vipers in the ECB’s Kia Super League.
Cricket & Stats
Her One-Day International debut for New Zealand Women came against Pakistan Women at Lincoln on 9 November 2016.
Her T20 international debut for New Zealand Women came against Pakistan Women at Nelson on 21 November 2016.
Amelia Kerr at the age of 19 has already played over 50 international matches for the New Zealand women’s team.
She has 32 one day international matches to her name in which she has scored 497 runs at an average of 33.13. Her highest score in ODI is 232 not out. It is the highest individual score in Women’s one-day international cricket. She bats with a strike rate of over a hundred.
When it comes to T20 internationals she has played 25 matches and has near 25 runs to her name and her highest score being 12 runs. She hasn’t yet found her form when it comes to T20 cricket but her ability is clear by the fact that she has dominated one-day international cricket.
When it comes to bowling in one-day internationals in her 32 ODI’s she has managed to pick up 48 wickets at an average of 23. 81. Her best figure in ODI’s is 5 wickets for 17 runs. She has an economy of 4.25 and a strike rate of 33.5.
Unlike her batting in T20I’s, she has done quite well with the ball in the shorter format of the game. She has an average of 21.4 and an economy of 5.88. Her best figure in the T20I’s is 3 wickets for 16 runs.
She was the youngest female cricketer to bag a central contract with New Zealand Cricket.
In June 2017, she became New Zealand women’s youngest representative in the World Cup.
Kerr bagged her first overseas league contract to represent the Southern Vipers in the ECB’s Kia Super League.
She has the record for the highest individual score in an ODI match, Kerr scored 232 against Ireland as an opener. She grabbed five wickets for 17 runs in the same game.
She is also the youngest male or female cricketer to score a double-century across formats in international cricket.
Name: Amelia Charlotte Kerr
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height (approx.): 5’ 5”(165 cm)
Weight (approx.): 50 kg(110 lbs)
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Light Brown
Date of Birth: October 13, 2000
Age: 19 year
Birth Place: Wellington
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nationality: New Zealand
College: Tawa College, Tawa, New Zealand
Father: RJ Kerr(Former New Zealand’s First Class Cricketer)
Mother: JF Murray(Sports Development Manager)
Grandfather: Bruce Murray
Coach/Mentor: Ivan Tissera
Jersey Number: 48
Major Teams: New Zealand Women, Velocity, Wellington Women
Hobbies: Playing Football, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
Marital Status: Unmarried