New Zealand cricketer, Amelia Kerr plays for the New Zealand women’s national cricket team. When she debuted at the age of 16 against Pakistan at Lincoln in early 2016, Amelia Kerr became the youngest WHITE FERN ever. Amelia became a teenage sensation when her bowling video surfaced on Youtube. A 14-year-old leg-spinner had the potential to get into the national team.
Kerr’s parents Jo and Robbie Kerr had played cricket at the national level representing Wellington. Her Grandfather Bruce Murray played Test cricket for New Zealand. New Zealand (Football Ferns) was represented by her cousin Cilla Duncan at global football.
She became famous for scoring 232 runs to record the highest individual score in women’s ODIs.
Name: Amelia Charlotte Kerr
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
Height (approx.): 5’ 5”(165 cm)
Weight (approx.): 50 kg(110 lbs)
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair Colour: Light Brown
Date of Birth: October 13, 2000
Age (as on July 2019): 18 years 10 months
Birth Place: Wellington
Zodiac sign: Libra
Nationality: New Zealand
College: Tawa College, Tawa, New Zealand
Educational Qualifications: NA
Father: RJ Kerr(Former New Zealand’s First Class Cricketer)
Mother: JF Murray(Sports Development Manager)
Grandfather: Bruce Murray
Coach/Mentor: Ivan Tissera
ODI: New Zealand Women v Pakistan Women at Lincoln, Nov 9, 2016
T20I: New Zealand Women v Pakistan Women at Nelson, Nov 21, 2016
Jersey Number: 48
Major Teams: New Zealand Women, Velocity, Wellington Women
Kerr scored the highest individual score in a WODI match on 13 June 2018, becoming the youngest cricketer ever, male or female, to score a double century in One Day International Cricket, when Kerr scored 232 against Ireland. She grabbed five wickets for 17 runs in the same game.
Hobbies: Playing Football, Listening to Music, Watching Movies
Favourite Sports: Squash, swimming
Favourite Food: Non-Vegetarian, sushi
Favourite Music: Instrumental – Indian
Favourite Destination(s): Nerja, Spain and St Lucia
Boyfriend, Spouse and Children
Marital Status: Unmarried
Awards and recognitions
Kerr is the grand-daughter of former New Zealand Test cricketer Bruce Murray.