Laura WolvaardtOpening Batswoman
National SideSouth Africa
Date of Birth4/26/1999
Place of BirthMilnerton, South Africa
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
The present youngster in the South African Women’s team, her sharp reflexes and good rotation of strike have proved that she is a future cricketer of the Proteas to watch out for. Debuting at the age of 16, she became the youngest in the world to score a century in World-Cup. Wolvaardt is strong on the off-side area and her role in the batting line-up is to rotate the strike and keep the scoreboard ticking to give the team a fine start in the initial overs.
She aims to study medicine and came to fame with her fine clean batting. That said, her athletic fielding is a delight to watch. She is the youngest player from South Africa to score over 1000 runs in the 50-over-format.
She also plays a handy role as a middle-order batswoman in T20 format. She has an impressive average currently in ODI’s , which is the best among many veterans who’ve represented the Proteas. She plays various other games at county level like Hockey, but as a cricketer she played for the under-19 team and led them on many occasions. She is also a part of the Western Province women’s team. Wolvaardt was also signed up by Brisbane Heat in the 2017’s edition of WBBL.