Born on 13th October 2000, in Wellington, New Zealand ODI and T20I all-rounder, Amelia Kerr has a rich history of cricket in her genes.
There are generations of cricket players in the family. Grandfather Bruce Murray opened the batting for New Zealand in 13 Test matches between 1968 and 1971. Amelia’s parents both played domestic cricket for Wellington and sister Jess Kerr is also a player in the current New Zealand team.
Kerr made her ODI debut at the age of fifteen on 9th November 2016 and on the 21st her T20I debut and took 3-16 with her leg-break bowling against Pakistan at Nelson.
Amelia caught the attention of the cricket world in June 2018 when as a 17 year old she made the highest individual score in women’s ODI cricket with 232* against Ireland from just 145 balls. Suddenly everyone knew who she was.
Her primary weapon is actually her leg spin bowling, a craft she continues to hone. Add to that her excellent fielding at mid-wicket, a position in which she thrives and it’s easy to see that this player is the complete package as an allrounder.