Katey Martin Biography: Early Life, Stats, & Achievements

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Katey Jane Martin plays for New Zealand in the women’s one-day internationals, T20I’s and Tests. She made her debut at the age of 18 in Test cricket in 2003 against India. The initial phase of her career was full of ups and downs but ever since she has made her comeback in 2016, she has been firing with all guns blazing. She has turned out to be a great asset to the white herns.Katey-Martin-nz

Early Life & Journey

Katey Martin was born on 7 February 1985 in Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. She made her test and ODI debut in 2003 but her T20 international debut came 5 years later in 2008. At the initial stage of her international career, it was hard going for her as she couldn’t cement her spot in the team. Initially, she played a handful of games and couldn’t take her place at the national side despite having plenty of experiences.

Katey_Martin_battingKatey Jane Martin is a New Zealand wicketkeeper batswoman who plays for New Zealand in the women’s ODIs, T20Is and Tests. Her primary role is that of a wicketkeeper but while she plays for New Zealand she has the role of a top-order batsman.  This is because her teammate Priest handles the glovework behind the stumps. She is used as a backup wicketkeeping option by the New Zealand Women’s cricket team. Martin is amongst the most experienced player of her team. Though she is a wicketkeeper, her batting is an added advantage for the team. She is at the peak of her career and with a bit of cricket still left in her, the New Zealand team should use it to their advantage.

Once she came back into the national setup and cemented her spot. She then became a great asset to the White Ferns with her consistency and power-hitting. In August 2018, she was awarded a central contract by New Zealand Cricket, following the tours of Ireland and England in the previous months. In October 2018, she was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. In January 2020, she was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Cricket & Stats

Her Test debut came against the Indian Women’s cricket team at Vapi on 27 November 2003.

She made her One-Day-International debut against the Indian Women’s cricket team at Mumbai on 4 December 2003.katey_martin-award

She made her T20I debut against the Australia Women’s team at Lincoln on 6 March 2008.

Martin has played one test match for her nation in which she has scored 49 runs at an average of 24.5.

When it comes to one-day internationals, she has played 75 matches scoring 1330 runs at an average of 22.9. Her highest score in one-day internationals is 81. She has 6 half-centuries to her name.

She has represented the New Zealand women’s cricket team in 74 T20 international matches scoring 773 runs at an average of 17.6. She has a high score of 65 and a strike rate of over a hundred. She has 4 half-centuries to her name in the shorter format of the game.


After a stellar season with the Otago Sparks, Martin was named the 2016/17 season’s Player of the Year.


Name: Katey Jane Martin

Nickname: Katey

Sports: Cricket

Role: Wicketkeeper-batsman

Batting style: Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Date of Birth: 7 February 1985

Age: 34 years

Height: 5’6.93″ inches

Hair Colour: Brown

Birth Place: Dunedin, Otago

Zodiac sign: Aquarius

Nationality: New Zealand

Jersey Number: 14


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