Sarah Coyte

Born March 30th 1991 in Camden, New South Wales, former Test, ODI and T20I cricketer, Sarah Coyte is an allrounder, still playing in domestic cricket.

A right hand batter and medium pace bowler, Sarah comes from a cricketing family. Twin brother Adam played U19s for Australia and older brother Scott played Sheffield Shield for NSW. The backyard Test matches must have fierce.

Sarah made her debut for NSW in 2009/10, the first of four WNCL teams for which she played, the others being South Australia, Canberra and in recent times, part of the rising Tasmania team.

Following the debut for NSW, Sarah made her international debut for Australia in a T20 International against New Zealand in December 2010. It was a spectacular debut and displayed the essence of this cricketer marvelously. Sarah is an allrounder always in the mix, whether bowling at the death, taking a catch or smacking some much need runs in the dying stages.

New Zealand batted first on this occasion and Sarah was the fourth bowler used. She removed Liz Perry and with the very next ball dismissed Nicola Browne to finish with 2-18 from four overs. Sara McGlashan fought back and took New Zealand past 100, before Coyte worked her magic in the field, causing two run-outs. Australia had a wobbly start and it was the seventh wicket partnership between Alyssa Healy and Sarah Coyte that saw the Aussies to victory. For her all round efforts in her debut, Sarah was named Player of the Match.

Two months later in the same season Sarah made her debut in the other two formats. She has played four Test matches and thirty ODIs, but her true value is her capacity in T20 matches to do whatever is necessary at the time. One can still see this when she plays for the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL.

In 47 T20I’s Sarah has a batting strike rate of 97.50 and has taken 47 wickets with a best of 4-5 against India in 2011. She played in one T20 World Cup (2014) and one ODI World Cup (2013).

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