Amy Hunter – The next sensation in women’s cricket

Amy Hunter is determined to build on her sensational performances against Zimbabwe.

Amy Hunter - The next sensation in women's cricket. PC: Getty
Amy Hunter – The next sensation in women’s cricket. PC: Getty

The 18-year-old wicket-keeper batter from Ireland Amy Hunter is already making waves in international cricket rewriting history, and making and breaking multiple records setting an example as a standard for aspiring Ireland cricketers to follow. She had a sensational series with the bat in the recently concluded white-ball series against Zimbabwe.

Having made her international debut at the age of 15 on 24th May 2021 in a T20I against Scotland. At the age of 16, she became the youngest player to score a century at the international level when she smashed an unbeaten 121 runs at a strike rate of 95.27 in the 4th ODI against Zimbabwe. She has already established herself as one of the most experienced players for Ireland. She has represented Ireland for over 50 matches (22 ODIs and 30 T20Is) at the international level and scored over 1,200 runs (520 runs in ODIs and 744 runs in the T20Is).

She was the 3rd highest run-scorer of the ODI series against Scotland with 103 runs at a strike rate of 90.35 and an average of 34.33 in 3 innings. She was the leading run-scorer of the T20I series with 78 runs to her name in two innings, including a half-century. She continued her great form with the bat as she had a sensational white-ball series against Zimbabwe. She had a decent outing in the ODI series as she scored 58 runs in 3 innings at an average of 29.

She was the stand-out performer with the bat for Ireland and the leading run-scorer in the T20I series with 240 runs at a strike rate of 136.36 and a humongous average of 80 in 5 innings. At the age of 18, she became the youngest player to score a century in the T20I as well as the ODI format. She also now holds the record for the 2nd highest individual score by an Irish woman.

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“It was a great couple of weeks, for the side to come away with seven wins and one draw on the tour, it was definitely successful for the girls. I’m delighted to get the second one [century for Ireland]. At the time when you get one, you are delighted, but it’s nice to be able to back it up and prove it is not one innings.” The 18-year-old wicket-keeper batter Amy Hunter expresses her delight after having a sensational series with the bat for Ireland in the recently concluded white-ball series against Zimbabwe.

Her performance graph is on the rise and is delivering consistent impactful performances for Ireland at the International level. She can potentially attract franchises from overseas leagues namely, the Women’s Big Bash League, the Women’s Hundred and the Women’s Premier League, and the Women’s Super Smash.

(Quotes sourced from BBC Sport)

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