When Gunn missed the 2009 ICC World Cup Final due to a last minute injury, it could have been the only chance she would have to win the competition. Eight years later her medium pace bowling and invaluable late order batting helped England to a famous victory at Lord’s. Gunn is England’s leading wicket-taker marginally ahead of Brunt. Gunn has been in the England side on some of their biggest occasions, having made her debut in 2004. She has captained England three times and is a highly regarded player with her teammates.
Gunn’s unusual style of delivery to the naked eye has seen her action reviewed twice, and on both occasions been declared fair. She is an economical bowler who has a good variation in pace and gets many wickets with a slower ball that has been dubbed ‘the whiff’. She plays county cricket for Warwickshire, having previously represented her native Nottinghamshire. Also plays for Yorkshire Diamonds in the Kia Super Leauge.