Who is 20 Year Old Charlie Dean?

Being introduced to cricket by her dad, a 10-year-old Charlie made her way to the Hampshire setup.

After captaining Hampshire under-15s and leading them to victory in the Royal London County Cup, she made another significant contribution in 2017 on her debut for the Boys’ first XI in 2017 where she took 5 wickets on debut.

 

Charlie Dean. PC: VipersKSL/Twitter
Charlie Dean. PC: VipersKSL/Twitter

 

Following that, even though she was an under-16 player, she got the opportunity to play for the Under-17 and also lead them.

She admitted to the Southern Daily Echo in 2017, that playing under the stewardship of England great Charlotte Edwards took some getting used to. She said, “I used to run around the boundary to get her signature as a kid after the England games that we always used to go to.”

Dean was exceptional in 2020 as well as the 2021 Racheal Heyhoe Fint Trophy.

All of these significant efforts by Charlie Dean led to her maiden England call-up for the ODI series against New Zealand.

Dean was straightaway given a game. She picked up her maiden ODI wicket in the form of Jess Kerr. She finished with figures of 1/53 in her 8 overs at an economy of 6.62.

England won the first ODI against New Zealand in the 5 match series on the back of skipper Heather Knight’s innings of 89.

She will again be in action on 19th September 2021 in the 2nd ODI.

She has come into the squad, based on her match-winning performances and thus we hope she can put up similar stellar ones for England in the upcoming matches.

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