Fran Jonas Makes World Cup Debut, Youngest in 2022 Tournament

As the 2022 World Cup is on with hosts New Zealand taking on this West Indies in the first match of the tournament, 17-year-old Fran Jonas will be making her world cup debut against West Indies. The left-arm orthodox is the youngest player in the 2022 World Cup and giving her an opportunity in the very first match of the tournament is a huge call made by White Ferns.

 

Fran Jonas - New Zealand youngster making her World Cup debut against West Indies in 1st Match. PC: Getty Images
Fran Jonas – New Zealand youngster making her World Cup debut against West Indies in 1st Match. PC: Getty Images

 

Fran Jonas has played 4 ODI matches so far. She debuted for New Zealand on Feb 23rd, 2021 against England. She has played 2 matches against England and India respectively and has taken 2 wickets. Her best bowling game against team India in the recently concluded ODI series where she managed 1 for 40 in the 5th ODI.

The 17-year-old spinner will be looking to utilize the given opportunity and will try to make the best against West Indies in the first matches. She is not the only of making a world cup debut. The following players across New Zealand and West Indies are also making their first appearance in the World Cup.

For New Zealand:

Brooke Halliday
Jess Kerr
Fran Jonas

For West Indies

Chinelle Henry
Aaliyah Alleyne

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