Nat Sciver-Brunt: The Ultimate Nemesis of Australia

Nat Sciver-Brunt, the 30-year-old all-rounder was born in Tokyo. She made her International debut for England on 1st July 2013 in a One Day International against Pakistan. She didn’t have a good outing with the bat, coming down the order on her debut, however, she had a good time with the ball in hand as she picked up Asmavia Iqbal as her maiden wicket at the international level. She gave away just 16 runs in her spell of six overs, with an exceptional economy of just 2.66. In this article, we will dive deeper into the performances of England all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt against Australia.

Nat Sciver-Brunt. PC: Getty Images
Nat Sciver-Brunt. PC: Getty Images

She started her journey at the international level as one of the promising all-rounders for England back in the year 2013. She continues to grow her stature at the international level with her impressive performances. She completed 10 years at the international level on 1st July 2023 in the first T20I at Birmingham of the ongoing Women’s Ashes. She has developed as one of the key players in England’s lineup.

She takes her game to another level and thrives in high-pressure games as it brings the best out of her against opposition like India, Australia, New Zealand, etc. Nat Sciver-Brunt is currently the vice-captain of the England side and they are currently involved in a high-profile Women’s Ashes in England which commenced on 22nd June 2023.

There was a lot of hype surrounding the vice-captain before the start of the series. Though she improved gradually through the course of the series, she didn’t live up to the expectations. However, she showed glimpses of her potential in the ODI series, picking up two wickets with the ball and followed it up with 31 runs off 41 balls with the bat.

Also Read:  Women's T20 all set to get carved on Commonwealth Medals

Her best performance with the bat in the ongoing Women’s Ashes came in the 2nd ODI of the series which was potentially a decider. She stayed unbeaten on a well-deserved century (111 off 99 balls) in the run chase, however, her efforts in the run chase weren’t enough for her side to keep the Ashes series alive as they conceded the game and eventually the Ashes series by a margin of three runs in the 2nd ODI.

Apart from her unbeaten knock in the 2nd ODI at Southampton, which wasn’t just a one-off instance against the arch-rivals. She has always turned out to be the nemesis of the Australians, she has scored 869 runs at an astonishing average of 57.93 and a strike rate of 89.40. Her tally of runs includes three centuries and three half-centuries in the 21 innings in ODIs against Australia since her debut.

She has scored three unbeaten centuries in her previous four appearances against Australia, including the one in the 2nd ODI. A couple of those centuries came in the ICC Women’s ODI World Cup in New Zealand in 2022.

She scored an unbeaten 109 runs in just 85 balls, at a strike rate of 128.33 in England’s first league match of the tournament. Her second unbeaten century came in the finals of the tournament, where she scored 148 runs off 121 balls at a strike rate of 122.31, her best performance with the bat so far against Australia. Unfortunately, all her three centuries came in a losing cause for England.

Join Our WhatsApp Channel Join Now
Follow us on Instagram Join Now

Liked the story? Leave a comment here