Beth Mooney is an emerging wicketkeeper batswoman of the Australian team who established herself in the team at a very young age. Though she is a wicket-keeper but plays as a pure batswoman. This is because her senior mate Healy already established herself as a wicketkeeper.
Her cricketing career started when she was named in Queensland at the age of 16. Going steadily she made her impact in the domestic tournaments. Known for her hitting abilities Mooney made her mark in the 2012-13 season wherein she smashed runs at an average of 44 cherished by four half-centuries. Her consistent performances helped her to gain fruitful results when she was signed up with Yorkshire in 2015.
Her classy batting and 15 dismissals with the gloves, played an important role in taking her side to win the title. She carried her form through for the Brisbane Heat in the inaugural Women’s Big Bash League, where she emerged as the tournament’s fifth highest run-scorer with 400 runs at a Strike rate of 104. She has been the regular member of the Brisbane heat.
An injury to Southern Stars wicketkeeper Alyssa Healy helped Mooney with her first international opportunity in January 2016 against India in a T20. Just weeks later she made her ODI debut slamming half-century scoring 53 as she opened the batting in a losing cause versus New Zealand. Mooney was playing for injured Healy but when Healy returned from the injury for T20 Worldcup 2016, Mooney had impressed enough to retain her place in the playing 11 as a top-order batter.
Mooney was also a member of the victorious Southern Stars squad that won the 2014 ICC World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh. On 26 February 2017, she scored her maiden Women’s One Day International (WODI) hundred against New Zealand. She is the integral part of the Southern Stars batting line-up gorming core with Megastar Lanning and Perry.
She played her 1st Test match in 2017 against England in the Women Ashes having a good hand in the match. In December 2017, she won both the inaugural ICC T20I Player of the Year and Emerging Player of the Year award. Till date, she has played over 30 International matches. She is in the starting phase of her career. A lot is expected from her side in near future.