Katherine Helen BruntAll-rounder
Date of Birth02-07-1985
Place of BirthBarnsley, UK.
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast
Brunt is the spearhead of the England bowling attack. The passion that she has for the game is self-evident and when she crosses the boundary edge you know that you are in for a contest. She has also been recognized for her hard-hitting batting recently and is regarded as an all-rounder. Plagued by back injuries over the course of her career, there is no doubting her willingness to get on the pitch and compete.
From Barnsley, South Yorkshire she looked up to Daren Gough who also hails from the same town. Brunt was the ‘player of the match’ in the 2009 World T20 final at Lord’s. She is also one of the four players to have played for England in both the 2009 and 2017 winning World Cup campaigns. She is also an important player in the T20 leagues, Kia Super Leauge (Yorkshire Diamonds) and WBBL (Perth Scorchers) and is one of England’s leading wicket-takers alongside Jenny Gunn.
She epitomes what it means to represent three lions these were the words said by Natalie Sciver when Brunt played 200 games for England. A fast bowler, Brunt gives 200% whenever she is playing for England. At the age of 34 to she wants the ball and is right at the opponent’s face. That is Brunt for you. She represented Yorkshire in the County arena at the under-15 and under-17 before taking a break to manage her weight loss.
She came back much leaner and fitter in the age of 19 and made her test debut against New Zealand. She was at the forefront when she helped England beat Australia-first in 42 years in an Ashes series by taking 14 wickets in just the two tests. The ODI and T20I debut came in the year 2005 and Brunt has spearheaded the England attack admirably.
Katherine Brunt played a part in England winning the inaugural edition of T20 World Cup in 2009 when her three wickets helped them beat New Zealand. Constant injuries in the back made Brunt consider quitting the game in 2013, but a new contract system in May allowed her to come back with the same pace that helped her lead England’s bowling attack again.
Katherine Brunt is a handy customer with the bat too often playing little cameo innings to push the team’s total. She is also used as pinch hitter mostly in the shortest format and gives the team much-needed flexibility to the batting line-up. In the 2018 during the T20 World Cup Brunt was again ruled out of the competition due to a troubled back. Yet again she made a comeback due to her determination and strong will power.
Despite her fragile body, Katherine Brunt has continued to carry the weight of England’s bowling attack, forming a formidable partnership with Anya Shrubsole. What she has lost in pace, she makes up for with intelligent variation, resorting to bowl deadly off-cutters on placid wickets.
- August 9, 2020
As part of our countdown to WCZ Specials, here are some interesting pieces of information about the players featured each day.
- August 7, 2020
England and South Africa were meant to play 4 ODIs and T20Is during their series in September, but it is understood an ODI will be added.
- June 23, 2020
Sophie Eccelstone is happy to be recognized as the number one bowler in the world, but wants cricket to return soon.
- June 14, 2020
The COVID-19 has not just affected cricketing plans but also the wedding plans of Katherine Brunt and Natalie Sciver. They were to tie the knot on September 19 but have decided to push it back till they can get their friends, families and team-mates in the same room. “At the minute we’re looking into a