Austria’s Andrea-Mae Zepeda has been adjudged as the winner of the ICC Women’s Associate Cricketer of the Year award for 2021.
Finishing 2021 as the leading T20I run-scorer, Zepeda had one of the best years of her career as she aggregated a total of 361 runs in the 8 T20Is she played at an average of 51.57 and a strike rate of 102.55 which includes a brilliant century and two half-centuries as well.
Coming into the national side two years back with the role of the captain from the very first match she played as it was the first-ever T20I for Austria too, Zepeda smashed the first T20I century by an Austrian woman in September 2021 when the team hosted Belgium for a three-match series. In fact, she recorded 50+ scores: 65 and 84* in the other two matches of the series as well and thus, was adjudged as the player of the match in all three matches.
The 26 years old is the all-time leading run-scorer for Austria way ahead of others with 563 runs in 19 matches and is the only one in the team to have crossed the 50 runs mark in an innings (she has done it thrice) and take the total boundary count to double digits (74 4s).
Austria’s Andrea-Mae Zepeda scored 361 Runs in 8 T20Is at an average of 51.57 and strike-rate of 102.55.
She is the ‘Associate Cricketer of the Year 2021’
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Zepeda’s achievements will definitely motivate the emerging talents from Austria to take their country to great heights in a sport like Cricket.
Andrea-Mae Zepeda in 2021:
Matches- 8 T20Is
Strike Rate- 102.55
Against Italy- 5 Matches (Runs- 111)
Against Belgium- 3 Matches (Runs-250)
3- 84 *
Congratulations Andrea-Mae Zepeda!!
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