Who is Sophia Dunkley | Bio | Stats | England Player

About Sophia Dunkley:

Name: Sophia Dunkley
DOB: July 16, 1998
Bowling style: Right arm leg break
Batting style: Right hand bat
Place of Birth- England
Role: Batting all-rounder
Teams- England women, Gujarat Giants women, Melbourne stars women, Middlesex women, South East stars, Southern Brave (women), spirit women, Surrey stars, Trailblazers, Welsh fire (women)

Sophia Dunkley on FemaleCricket.com
Sophia Dunkley on FemaleCricket.com

Bio:

A rising star in England’s cricket, Sophia Dunkley started her cricketing journey in the boys’ county team. She progressed through the clubs’ youth pathways before joining Middlesex’s team.

She made her county debut for Middlesex at the age of 14 in the 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Cup. In 2020, she left Middlesex to play for Surrey. Dunkley was named in England’s T20 World Cup squad, where they finished as runners-up. She made her debut in the same tournament against Bangladesh. Batting in the middle order for her national side, her opportunities were limited for a couple of years after her debut. However, the right-hand batter found her mojo in the Kia Super League, rising to prominence while playing for the Surrey Stars. In 2020, she became one of England’s first 24 professional women’s domestic cricketers when she signed for the newly formed South East Stars in the ECB’s women’s elite domestic structure.

She made her ODI and Test debuts during India’s tour of England in 2021. On her Test debut, the middle-order batter scored a patient knock of 74 off 127 balls, demonstrating resilience. In her career, she has played in various franchise leagues, representing the Melbourne Stars in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) and playing for the Gujarat Giants in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). Despite not being a regular member of the squad, she was named in England’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. Sophia had an impactful presence in England’s campaign, helping them reach the World Cup final and aggregating over 178 runs, including a knock of 60 against South Africa in the semi-final.

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The English batter has scored over 1,700 runs across formats for the England side in more than 90 appearances and continues to be an exciting talent with her aggressive batting style.

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