Who is Sophie Molineux | Bio | Stats | Royal Challengers Bangalore Player

About Sophie Molineux:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women’s Team
Name- Sophie Molineux
DOB- 17th January, 1998
PLACE OF BIRTH- Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia
ROLE- Bowler
BATTING STYLE- Left Handed
BOWLING STYLE- Slow Left Arm Orthodox
TEAMS- Australia Women, Birmingham Phoenix (Women), Melbourne Renegades Women, Royal Challengers Bangalore Women, Victoria Under-15s Women

Sophie Molineux.
Sophie Molineux.

Bio:

Sophie Molineux began her cricket journey early, recognized for her talent at just ten years old by former Australian coach John Harmer. She quickly rose through the ranks and notable achievements from her junior years include a hat trick in the year 2013- 14 in U-18 state.

In her maiden season of the Women’s National Cricket League, she earned the Betty Wilson Young Cricketer of the Year Award in 2017. In the Women’s Big Bash League, Molineux made her mark with stellar performances for the Melbourne Renegades, highlights include winning the Young Gun Award for WBBL season- 03 and being named the Renegades MVP of WBBL season- 04.

Internationally, Molineux made her debut for Australia in a WT20I against India in 2018. Quickly becoming a vital asset to the team, she played a pivotal role in Australia’s victorious campaign at the 2018 ICC Women’s World T20 and contributed significantly to their second consecutive T20 World Cup title in 2020. She has a total of 6 World Cup wickets in 8 innings. Sophie has accumulated a total of 26 wickets in 27 innings with a 5.94 economy including a 4-fer against Pakistan.

Her journey has seen challenges including a shoulder injury in 2019 but she rebounded with resilience making impactful contributions on and off the field. Molineux’s dedication and skill have earned her admiration both domestically and internationally after bagging a deal from Royal Challengers Bangalore Women in the WPL Auction, further solidifying her place as a key player in the world of women’s cricket.

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