14 years old Amelia Kerr from New Zealand an exciting, upcoming leg spinner
Updated - Feb 9, 2015 7:21 pm
14 years old Amelia Kerr from New Zealand an exciting, upcoming leg spinner: Leg spin is an art known by a few and mastered by well only a handful; who by the time they hung their cricketing boots were already legends. This is what leg spin gives you if someone dedicates their lifetime to the art.
Shane Warne the Australian spin wizard is the best example and the real master did not get it easy, he had to mend his bowling in order to adapt to changing approach of the batsmen and in the end his international wickets tally witnessed history. Then there was Anil Kumble from India who though not a huge turner of the ball used leg spin variations to best effect and challenge batsmen around the world.
Though we are yet to have another bowler who gets tad bit closer to the two, in knowing and controlling Leg spin its variations the orthodox spin, the googly, the wrong un’, flipper, Shane Warne special the Zooter.
World cricket although a small universe has raw, refined, quality talent spread over. This time sparks of some serious Leg spin talent were seen in the womens’ T20 championship final match between Wellington and Otago Sparks at Dunedin in New Zealand. The young girl in discussion is 14 years old Amelia Kerr who played for Wellington in the tournament.
Amelia bowled exceptionally well in the game and displayed almost all the variations she has up her sleeves bowling the conventional leg spin, a few googlies, used a some faster deliveries to shake up the batters. It was exciting to see a teenager from New Zealand willing to bowl Leg spin, yes it will take her a few years to pop up to us again with knocking performance till then have an eye.
Wellington skipper Sophie Devine when asked said about Amelia, “She’s unbelievable. She’s bowled a couple of last overs during our season and doesn’t get fazed. Thinking back to that age, I would’ve been crapping my pants, but she’s had a fantastic first year. She’s an exciting talent and, if we look after her and let her grow up, she could be a world beater.”
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