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 and given the job of making the batters feel uncomfortable.
Tahuhu is now an experienced member of the WHITE FERNS set up, having also plied her trade in the WBBL in Australia with the Melbourne Renegades.
1. How did you get into cricket? It was a primary school teacher that saw me mucking around at school and asked if I wanted to go along to his club and play properly
2. Where were you when you got the news that you’d made the WHITE FERNS team? I was at home about to make dinner
3. Favourite cricket moment / highlight? Playing my first game for New Zealand with my dad in the crowd watching
4. What’s your day job? Administrator at SGS NZ Ltd
5. Do you have any rituals / superstitions? I always like to have the ball in my hand before I turn around at the top of my mark to bowl
6. What do you do in your spare time to relax? Enjoy reading and going to the movies
7. Who inspires you? My family
8. Person you’d most like to have a selfie with? Graham Norton
9. What advice would you give to young budding WHITE FERNS? Never give up. But overall have fun and enjoy yourself!