Labeled as one of the fastest bowlers in the world, Lea Tahuhu can put fear into international batting line-ups, and can be an equally dangerous tail-end bat.
Tahuhu has consistently been ranked inside the top ten bowlers in the world and in 2017 was named in the ICC T20 Team of the Year.
The tall right-armer from Christchurch made her debut for the Canterbury Magicians when she was just 18 and was promoted, after just two years of domestic cricket, to the WHITE FERNS.
Now a senior leader in the WHITE FERNS environment, Tahuhu has been instrumental in the development of young WHITE FERNS bowlers Jess Kerr and Molly Penfold, while continuing to lead from the front in the bowling attack.
She played a key role in the 2022 ICC Women's World Cup in New Zealand and was part of the team that claimed a bronze medal at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
Tahuhu has experienced cricket around the world, having also plied her trade in the WBBL in Australia with the Melbourne Renegades and the Sydney Thunder, and with the Manchester Originals in The Hundred.