Maddy Green

A powerful right-hand bat who bowls off-spin and can field in most positions, Maddy Green is a handy cricketer to have in a squad.

She's also seen as a strong leader and captained the Auckland Hearts in their victorious 2017/18 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield campaign. Green would also be named Batswoman of the Year for the Hearts.

In the same season, she was given the honour of leading the New Zealand Xl against West Indies in a warm-up match at Lincoln.

Away from the field, Green has also found time to graduate from Auckland University and join ANZ’s graduate programme.

When Green made her WHITE FERNS debut while still a teenager, it was quite a first assignment: a T20 against Australia, on a rain-sprinkled day on their home turf in Sydney, February 2012, where the hosts had won the toss. However, not only did the WHITE FERNS defeat the Southern Stars, it was a tight, low-scoring, last-over win in which Green’s quick 14 off 18 proved essential. Welcome to the thrills and pressures of international cricket.
The young batting all-rounder would wait a further two years before the chance to make her ODI debut — another winning start as the WHITE FERNS crushed a weakened touring West Indies side in Lincoln. A whirl at that year’s ICC World Twenty20 in India and a reciprocal tour to the Caribbean followed, then re-selection to mid-2015’s ground-breaking first bilateral tour of India.

But the top order depth and all-rounder stocks in New Zealand’s squad meant the playing XI was tough to break into on a regular basis, and it was as a replacement for injured spinner Leigh Kasperek that Green was brought back into the squad on the October 2016 one-day tour of South Africa.


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