Heather Graham Biography : Heather Graham is an Australian cricketer who is a right-handed all rounder. The 26-year-old player hails from Tasmania and is slowly growing to share the headlines for the Australia white ball side. She has featured for the sides like Australia Women, Perth Scorchers, Essex Women, Clarence Cricket Club, Hobart Hurricanes Women, Northern Superchargers, Trent Rockets and Western Australia. In March 2023, Heather Graham will make her debut for the Mumbai Indians in Women’s Premier League.
Early Life & Journey
Heather Graham was born on October 5th, 1996 in Subiaco, Western Australia. The player had a slow start to the sport as she registered her interest late in the game. However, considering her abilities with both bat and ball, Clarence Cricket Club picked her for the side.
2018-19 was the season when she got the break to senior cricket. The player was enlisted by Perth Scorchers ahead of the season. In her first ever season, Heather Graham caught the attention with eleven wickets in the eleven games she played. Though she did not get more chances to impress with the bat, she had 54 runs in her kitty. Following her breakthrough performances, Cricket Australia decided to award her a contract with the National Performance Squad prior to the 2019-20 season. Heather Graham made a move to Tasmanian Tigers to spend more time with her same-sex partner, Emily Smith. Emily Smith had moved to Tasmanian Tigers in the season before.
In the Women’s Big Bash League, Heather Graham has made huge strides ever since her debut. Across all seasons, the player has amassed 1000+ runs and 112 wickets from 107 games. She has picked wickets at a strike rate of 18.7 and an economy of 6.99. Heather Graham is one of the few all rounders in the league with 1000+ runs and 100+ wickets.
In 2021, Heather Graham was picked by Trent Rockets ahead of the inaugural season of The Hundred. Following the outstanding performances in the shortest format of the game, Heather Graham was handed a debut in the T20 format in 2022. She was also placed in the reserves squad of the ICC T20 World Cup in place of Hannah Darlington. The player was shown a green signal to feature in the ICC World Cup after Ashleigh Gardner tested positive for COVID.
Cricket & Stats
Heather Graham has made her debut only in two formats. She is a specialized T20 player and has played more T20 internationals compared to the solitary one-day international. Heather Graham made her One-Day International debut against the Sri Lanka Women at Brisbane in October 2019. On her debut, the player got little time to make an impact with the bat and made only four runs from five deliveries before she got to play. With the ball, Heather Graham picked up a wicket in a bowling spell of eight overs. She conceded only 29 runs at an economy of 3.62. On her debut, she tasted a sweet result as Australia emerged victorious.
Heather Graham was handed a debut in the shortest format of the game against India on 11th December 2022. She had to wait three years from her One-Day international debut to get onto the field for the shortest format of the game. On her debut, she could not get to bat as three batters had done the job for Australia. However, she was lethal with the ball for the Kangaroos. The player picked up three wickets in her quota of four overs. She had conceded only 22 runs in that game. Following her impressive performance on the debut, she went on to play for two more T20 internationals for Australia women. In those games, Heather Graham did not get to bat but contributed with the ball. The player has seven wickets from three T20 internationals. Though she has conceded runs at a run rate of 7.77, Heather Graham has picked wickets at a strike rate of 7.7. She has a four-fer to her name in the shortest format of the game.
Gold Medal in Commonwealth Games, Birmingham – 2022
Profession: Australian Women Cricketer
Height (approx.): 5’5”
Hair Colour: Blonde
Date of Birth: 5- October-1996
Birth Place: Subiaco
Zodiac sign/Sun sign: Aquaris