Amelia Charlotte KerrBowler
National SideNew Zealand
Date of Birth13-10-2000
Place of BirthWellington,NewZealand
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm leg break
A teen sensation, Kerr made her name even before playing a single game for her country. Amelia Kerr, a 14-year-old leg-spinner, gained limelight when a video of her bowling streamed on YouTube. The video was clear proof of her raw talent. Seeing the video, New Zealand selectors took no time to draft her to the national team.
In November 2016, Kerr made her One-Day debut against Pakistan, where she picked up six wickets in four games. However, her best performance was against Australia, the leg-spinner playing only her second ODI versus the arch-rivals, picked up four wickets, which included those of hard hitters- Meg Lanning, Elyse Villani, and Alyssa Healy. Though New Zealand lost the match, Kerr put on her first step in world cricket.
The grand-daughter of former New Zealand Test cricketer Bruce Murray, Amelia Kerr was also picked for the 2017 World Cup. Some cricket experts feel it was too early from the selectors’ point of view, but coach, Haidee Tiffin, answering critics said, “Not at all. Her skill set is exceptional. She can get world-class players out.” We all know how the leg spinners are ruling world cricket. Having Kerr is an x-factor for the white ferns. Her career is so young. The girl has to go a long way. But her bright talent shall hopefully ward off any troubles.
- August 5, 2020
Amelia Kerr says scheduling should be done in such a way to allow players to feature in leagues in India, England and Australia.
- August 5, 2020
New Zealand duo Amelia Kerr and Maddy Green have re-signed with defending champions Brisbane Heat for upcoming season of WBBL.
- August 2, 2020
In this week's rewind, Gaby Lewis narrates the story of Ireland's highest successful chase in T20Is in a chat with Shajin Mohanan S.
- June 23, 2020
In lockdown, Amelia studied online through Massey University and learned guitar, while Jess, a schoolteacher at Tawa Intermediate, was playing the piano.