Who is Suzie Bates | Bio | Stats | New Zealand Player

About Suzie Bates:

Name: Suzie Bates
DOB: September 16, 1987
Bowling Style: Right arm medium
Batting Style: Right hand bat
Place of Birth: New Zealand
Role: Batting allrounder
Teams: New Zealand Women, Adelaide Strikers Women, Falcons Women, Guyana Amazon Warriors Women, Otago Women, Oval Invincibles Women, Perth Scorchers Women, Sydney Sixers, Trailblazers

Suzie Bates on FemaleCricket.com
Suzie Bates on FemaleCricket.com

Bio:

Suzie Bates is one of the most experienced players in the New Zealand women’s cricket team. She made her ODI international debut on 04 March 2006 against the India women’s team during India women’s tour of New Zealand. Her T20 International debut came on 10 August 2007 against South Africa during South Africa women’s tour of New Zealand, where she showcased her class by scoring 62 runs at a strike rate of 167.56 in just 37 balls, making an incredible announcement of her T20I debut.

Bates is a powerful batter known for scoring runs at a high strike rate. During the early days of her international career, she scored her maiden ODI international century against India at the age of 19, accumulating 122 runs in 134 balls at a strike rate of 91.04. Her first T20 International century came against South Africa while captaining New Zealand, where she played an incredible innings of 124 runs in just 66 balls at a strike rate of 187.87. These numbers are intimidating to opposing teams, as Bates launches an all-out attack on bowlers when she comes to bat.

Bates has set impressive batting records throughout her career. In a game against Ireland, she became New Zealand’s leading run-scorer in Women’s ODIs, overtaking Debbie Hockley’s total of 4064 runs. Bates also made history by becoming the first cricketer (male or female) to score 3000 runs in T20 International matches and the first female cricketer to score the highest runs in the T20 format, surpassing Charlotte Edwards’ record of 2605 runs. Additionally, she holds the record for the most ODI centuries by a New Zealand women cricketer with a total of 12 hundreds.

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Beyond her batting records, Bates has also been recognized for her overall contributions to the game. In 2018, she was named in the ICC’s best team from the ICC Women’s World T20. In November 2020, Bates was nominated for the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for ICC Female Cricketer of the Decade and the award for Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Decade. In April 2022, she was named Super Smash Player of the Year at the annual Otago Cricket Awards, and in June 2022, during the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, she won a bronze medal, marking one of her most important achievements in her cricketing career. On 19 March 2009, Bates played an amazing knock of 168 runs in just 105 balls, becoming the joint fourth-highest scorer in Women’s ODIs. She also captained the Rest of the World team against MCC Women at Lord’s. In 2015, Bates was named Wisden’s Leading Women’s Cricketer in the World, adding to her long list of records, showcasing her phenomenal and consistent performance throughout her career.

Apart from her international career, Suzie Bates has represented various teams in different leagues, including Adelaide Strikers Women, Falcons Women, Guyana Amazon Warriors Women, Otago Women, Oval Invincibles Women, Perth Scorchers Women, Sydney Sixers, and Trailblazers.

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