A brilliant All-rounder, senior team player, and vice-captain, Sophie Devine is now a figure of perfection in New Zealand women's cricket team. Born in Porirua, New Zealand and raised in Wellington, Sophie used to play cricket and hockey from a very early stage. Initially, in cricket, she used to play as a bowler who could bat a bit when the situation needed. But as time went by, Sophie improved her batting skill and now she plays as an all-rounder for New Zealand women cricket team.
Name: Sophie Frances Monique Devine
Jersey Number: #77
Test Debut: N/A
ODI Debut: vs Australia Women at Brisbane, Oct 22, 2006
T20I Debut: vs Australia Women at Brisbane, Oct 18, 2006
Major Teams: Adelaide Strikers Women, New Zealand Women, Supernovas, Wellington Women
Sophie Devine started playing cricket and when she was just Four. At school, she used to play hockey and cricket for Tawa college boys first 11 and represented boys premier hockey team respectively. For her spectacular performance in Tawa school, she was awarded the bowling ‘wicket' for the most wickets in the season. She began playing Senior ladies' hockey at age 14 and made her top of the line cricket debut as a 14-year-old. Toward the finish of 2006, Devine moved to Christchurch with her family when her dad was moved with his work.
When she 17, she got selected in for the New Zealand women's national cricket team, the White Ferns and thus became the youngest-ever members of the team.
She was named in the Adelaide Strikers' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season, in November 2018. Following this, she was named as the ANZ International Women's T20 Player of the Year at the yearly New Zealand Cricket awards in 2019.
On 11 July 2015, Devine broke the global record (men or women) for the fastest Twenty20 fifty (from 18 balls), and fastest 70 runs in just 22 balls, including the highest score of 32 in just an over in her first match against India. She holds the record for scoring the quickest ever fifty in Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) history (from 18 balls). During a match against Pakistan at the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup, Devine turned into the main lady to hit nine sixes in Women's One-day International cricket.
Date of Birth: 1st September 1989
Age (as of May 2019): 29 Years
Birth Place: Porirua, New Zealand and raised in Wellington
Nationality: New Zealand
School/College: Greenacres School and Tawa College
Instagram Handle: sophd77
Twitter Handle: @sophdevine77
She wanted to play in an All Black, the New Zealand national rugby union team who represent New Zealand in men's rugby union.
She has represented New Zealand in cricket and hockey both.
Sophie is known for her fierce personality, and she never wears a helmet during batting.
In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women's T20I Team of the Year