Georgia Wareham Biography: Georgia Wareham is an Australian cricketer who is a right-handed leg break bowler. The 23-year-old player hails from Victoria and is slowly becoming a mainstay in the Australian line up. She has featured for the sides like Victoria Women u15s, Victoria Women’s-u18s, Melbourne Renegades Women and Australia Women. In March 2023, Georgia Wareham will make her debut for the Gujarat Giants in the Women’s Premier League.
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Early Life & Journey
A gun fielder and an exciting all rounder, Georgia Lee Wareham was born on 23rd May 1999. Hailing from Terang, Victoria, Georgia Lee Wareham has been passionate about the game since her childhood. The player started her game in her early childhood with her brother, Jordan, in the backyard. She developed her game alongside boys in the childhood before breaking through the Victoria Women’s u15s and Victoria Women’s u18s before she could become eligible for that age group. Such is her talent and dominance in the field that every Australian cheers for the 23-year-old.
There is one speciality about Kangaroos. They love their leg break spinners with no gender barrier. Georgia Lee Wareham is a leggie with an exciting range of shots with the bat. With the U19 Australian group, she played six games against South Africa. It was a breakthrough season for the leggie as she picked nine wickets in six games with the best figures of four wickets in 17 runs.
Following her performances, Melbourne Renegades Women drafted Georgia Wareham in Women’s Big Bash League. In 64 games, Georgia Wareham has picked 34 wickets while scoring 323 runs. The player has the best bowling figures of three wickets for 19 runs. Georgia Wareham has conceded runs at an economy of 6.94 and has a strike rate of 25.56 in the Women’s Big Bash League.
Following her fine performances, Georgia Wareham was picked up by the Gujarat Giants after a fierce bidding war between them and Royal Challengers Bangalore Women. Starting at a base price of 30 lakhs, both teams tried to outbid each other to secure the services of Georgia Wareham. However, the Gujarat Giants were determined to get the player and secured her for a bid of 75 lakhs INR. It remains interesting to see if Georgia Wareham will start the games for the Gujarat outfit considering her long layoff because of injury.
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Cricket & Stats
As with that of the most Australian Women cricketers, Georgia Wareham also made her national team debut with the debut in T20 format. Georgia Wareham made her debut for Australian Women in a T20 international against New Zealand Women in Sydney on September 29, 2018. Though she was expensive in a solitary over that she bowled to Kiwis, Georgia Wareham was able to produce a wicket. Australia registered a comfortable win against the Kiwis. Ever since her debut, Georgia Wareham has featured in 38 fixtures for Australia Women in the shortest format of the game. She has picked 42 wickets with a best bowling figure of three wickets for 12 runs. Georgia Wareham has averaged 12.97 with an economy of 5.74. With the bat, the player has 49 runs to her name with a best of 13 for Australia.
Soon after her T20 international debut, Cricket Australia handed her a One-Day International cap in Kuala Lumpur. They played the game on October 18, 2018. On her debut, Georgia Wareham was effective with the ball. She had two scalps to her name in the five overs that she bowled. Since then, Georgia Wareham has featured in 23 games and has 24 wickets to her name. She carries a strike rate of 41.5 with an economy of 4.24. Her best figures stand at two wickets for 18 runs. With the bat in One-Day internationals, she has 58 runs to her name with a highest score of 19.
Georgia Wareham has played only one test for Australia Women. She made her debut against India Women at Carrara on September 30, 2021. On her test debut, she bowled 11 overs across two innings and picked a wicket. Shefali Verma is the debut wicket for Georgia Wareham in tests. Playing only one inning in the game, she scored two runs before getting out.
One of the five breakout stars to watch out for – International Cricket Council (ICC) – 2018
ICC Cricket World Cup T20 format – Winner – 2018
Profession: Australian Women Cricketer
Height (approx.): 5’
Hair Colour: Black
Date of Birth: 23-May-1999
Birth Place: Terang, Victoria
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Gemini