Rachel Andrew

Born on 4th June 1998 the captain of the Vanuatu T20 International women’s team Rachel Andrew is an allrounder.

Rachel is a right-hand batter and right-arm fast-medium bowler and has been representing Vanuatu since 2014 and has been their leading allrounder.

In 2018 Vanuatu gained official status for T20 Internationals and it had been in the T20 format that the team had been playing other regional sides – Papua New Guinea, Japan, Samoa, Fiji among them. Since July 2019 Rachel has lead the team.

Vanuatu is currently ranked 28th in the ICC rankings, while the men’s team is 48th. Part of this is the drive by Vanuatu Cricket Association to use the sport in helping to solve health and social issues for women. The Women’s Island Cricket Programme began in 2012 and has players from age 15 to 90.  Cricket here is being used as a force for good in the community and Rachel is at the forefront of that movement.

On the official side of things, Rachel has played in 12 T20 Internationals for Vanuatu and scored 207 runs at 23.00 with a high score of 46. She is the all-time leading run scorer for Vanuatu. With the ball she has 14 wickets at 11.50 and a strike rate of a wicket every 14.57 deliveries and a best of 3-7 against Fiji in July 2019.