Amanda-Jade Wellington is an Australian leg spinner. She plays for the South Australian Scorpions in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL), and the Adelaide Strikers in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).
Inspired by Shane Warne, she started playing cricket like most Aussies do: in her backyard. Back to back performances in the junior leagues helped her to be fast-tracked into the Senior side. She made her debut for the Scorpions in the Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) at the age of 15 years and 150 days, becoming the youngest person, male or female, to represent South Australia in a senior match, and she proved her worth in her first season itself. She didn’t stop there, and continued to impress in different youth matches, simultaneously grabbing the attention of the national selectors. Not only her leg spin bowling, but her batting has also improved over the years. In the 2016–17 season, she was South Australia’s leading run-scorer in grade cricket, with 325 runs at an average of 81.25.
Her performance got rewarded when she was selected for the New Zealand ODI series. She struck it right in her debut match, when she got her 1st International wicket on the 1st ball she bowled in 2016. Her ODI debut was followed by her T20 debut, playing her 1st T20 match against England in 2017. She also played her debut test match in 2017, against England. Since her debut, she has become an integral part of the team in all forms of the game, and her early success proves the fact that she is a player of high caliber, having a bright future ahead. Leggies are ruling World Cricket currently, and Wellington is poised to take over the mantle.