The English side is celebrating the birth anniversary of one of their top order batters. Danielle Wyatt is enjoying her 29th Birthday amidst a global lockdown. She was born to Steve and Amy Wyatt in 1991. It was Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire that saw the first cries of the lady batter.
Not a alot of people outside the English side know that she is fondly called ‘waggy‘. Post her debut in 2010 against India; she has been one of the mainstays of the English one-day international side. Alongside her batting wonders, she has been a useful offspinner too. She was a part of the 2017 English squad which got the world cup.
It is interesting to note that she has worked on her off spinning capabilities. This was from 2013 to 2016. Danielle was working her best to the national side. One of the striking points of her career was her departure from the side before the 2013 world cup. Nonetheless, she has been handy for the English side in ICC events. She was picked for the women’s T20 World Cup. Notably, her batting in the shortest format has seen runs flow with a satisfying average of 20.
Wishing a very happy birthday to England’s Danielle Wyatt 🎂
➡️MCC Young Cricketers contract in 2010
➡️Member of England’s WC Winning Side in 2017
➡️2nd female cricketer to have 2 💯in WT20Is
➡️Highest individual score (124) by an opener in a WT20I
— Female Cricket (@imfemalecricket) April 22, 2020
Moreover, she has taken 46 important wickets too. Her bowling average has been impressive 15.5. In the one day matches, she has an average of around 20. Her highlights have a century and a half-century. She has also picked 26 wickets. Danielle had started learning cricket from her home only. Her father was a cricketer and helped her learn the game. While her schooling was from Don Breton academy, she had started playing cricket for local Staffordshire when she was 14.
In 2010, she was the prestigious MCC young cricketers contract and was allowed training at MCC daily. She was the talk of the town in the subcontinent when she jokingly proposed the then young sensation of Indian cricket and the current skipper Virat Kohli. She also has a great bond with the son of the Indian cricketing legend. She and Arjun Tendulkar have a warm friendship around them. Further, her inspiration has been the spin sensation from Afghanistan. She is inspired by Rashid Khan.
Fans and cricket lovers wish her a happy birthday. We can hope that whilst she is in London amidst the global lockdown, her arrival when things go fine will make some heads turn and shall inspire more and more girls to take the sport.