Lea-Marie Maureen TahuhuBowler
National SideNew Zealand
Date of Birth23-09-1990
Place of BirthChristchurch, NewZealand
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium-fast
Tahuhu took to the game when she was in primary school and it was her teacher that saw her at the playing around who asked if she wanted to go along to his club and play in a complete capacity.
A right-arm fast bowler, Tahuhu hails from Christchurch and has played for Canterbury Magicians in the State League. She started playing domestic cricket since the age of 18 and within two years of her first-class debut was included in the White Ferns squad.
Tahuhu’s first lap of international cricket was against arch-rivals Australia in 2011, a tour she would try to forget as she leaked plenty of runs in front of a power-packed batting line up. From the onset of that tour, she has struggled to cement her usual place but is a high octane player who seldom disappoints.
In recent years she’s honed her bowling skills improving her pace and length bowling abilities. Her experience and performances in the domestic level helped her to make comeback as she was named for the 2013 World Cup in India. She picked up 7 wickets in the tournament, which also included her career-best 4 for 27 against Sri Lanka. Since her comeback, she has been a regular member of the team and turned a go-to bowler for the team.
Hard work, patience, and consistent performances have improved her game. An ability to bowl economically has let her play globally in different leagues. That’s the reason she was picked by Melbourne Renegades to play WBBL-3. She has also represented Lancashire Thunder in Kia Super League. At present, she leads the bowling attack for White Ferns. In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year. With the continuous matches being played, her progress graph is improving and shall hopefully take her to new heights.