New Zealand select youngest ever World Cup cricketer

May 16, 2017

The youngest ever player to attend a cricket World Cup has been named in the New Zealand side for next month’s tournament in England.

16 year old Wellington leg spinner Amelia Kerr is posied to become New Zealand’s youngest representative at a World Cup.

She has been selected in a largely experienced team that is hoping to win the 2017 Women’s Cricket World cup.

Twelve of the 15-strong squad attended last year’s World T20 in India, while six players have more than fifty One Day Internationals to their name.

Suzie Bates was named captain of the side. Last year she became the first player to win both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I Player of the Year awards in the same year.

Hard hitting Wellington all-rounder Sophie Devine returns to the side after breaking her thumb at the start of the year.

The format for the eight-team tournament has every nation facing each other once, after which the top four teams advance to the semi-finals, ahead of a final at Lord’s on July 23.

WHITE FERNS World Cup squad (caps in brackets)

Suzie Bates, Captain, (98), (Otago)

Erin Bermingham, (31), (Canterbury)

Sophie Devine, (80), (Wellington)

Maddy Green, (10), (Auckland)

Holly Huddleston, (18), (Auckland)

Leigh Kasperek, (9), (Otago)

Amelia Kerr, (7), (Wellington)

Katey Martin, (57), (Otago)

Thamsyn Newton, (8), (Canterbury)

Katie Perkins, (55), (Auckland)

Anna Peterson, (20), (Auckland)

Rachel Priest, (80), (Wellington)

Hannah Rowe, (10), (Central Districts)

Amy Satterthwaite, Vice-Captain, (95), (Canterbury)

Lea Tahuhu, (46), (Canterbury)

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That's amazing that a 16-year old is playing in the World Cup! Good on her.


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