Who is Sophie Devine | Bio | Stats | New Zealand Player

About Sophie Devine:

Name: Sophie Frances Monique Devine
DOB: September 01, 1989
Bowling Style: Right arm medium
Batting Style: Right hand bat
Place of Birth: Wellington
Role: Batting allrounder
Teams: New Zealand Women, Birmingham Phoenix Women, Adelaide Strikers Women, Guyana Amazon Warriors Women, Perth Scorchers Women, Royal Challengers Women, Supernovas, Tornadoes Women, Wellington Women

Sophie Devine on FemaleCricket.com
Sophie Devine on FemaleCricket.com

Bio:

Sophie Devine is one of the key players from the New Zealand women’s team, known for her exceptional batting and bowling skills that have helped secure victories for her team. As a batting all-rounder, Devine made her T20 International debut at the age of 17 on 18 October 2006 against Australia during the New Zealand women’s tour of Australia in Brisbane. She then made her ODI international debut on 22 October 2006 against Australia during the same tour. In both her international debut matches, Devine was unable to make any significant impact.

However, she proved herself as one of the most fearless batters and big-match players, performing at crucial times. She scored her maiden international century, smashing 145 runs from 131 balls on the global stage of the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup against South Africa at Cuttack. In 2017, Devine made a comeback to the New Zealand women’s team and, in just 10 matches, hit 4 ODI centuries against four different opponents in four different countries, establishing her name at the international level. In 2020, Devine had a memorable year with the bat, smashing her maiden T20 century against South Africa at the Basin Reserve. With this innings, she became the first cricketer (male or female) to score five consecutive 50+ scores in T20 Internationals. She has broken various records and etched her name in the record books by being the first batter to score the most hundreds in a calendar year (3) and the fastest T20 half-century in 18 balls against Pakistan in the 2017 Women’s T20 Cricket World Cup.

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In 2020, Devine was named the captain of New Zealand’s squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, where the team was unable to qualify for the knockout stage. In 2022, she captained New Zealand at the Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, but the team again failed to reach the knockout stage. Despite this, the management and coaching staff showed belief in Devine, and in the 2022 Commonwealth Games, New Zealand succeeded in winning the bronze medal. Devine was also part of the New Zealand Women’s team in the 2009 and 2010 ICC Women’s T20 World Cups, where the White Ferns narrowly missed the chance to win the trophy, finishing as runners-up after being beaten by Australia and West Indies, respectively.

Over the years, Sophie Devine has featured for various cricket clubs across the globe, including Birmingham Phoenix Women, Adelaide Strikers Women, Guyana Amazon Warriors Women, Perth Scorchers Women, Royal Challengers Women, Supernovas, Tornadoes Women, and Wellington Women. She also won the Women’s Premier League trophy while playing for the Royal Challengers Bengaluru team. She won the 2021 Women’s Big Bash League captaining the Perth Scorchers.

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