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, 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.