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.
Green plays her domestic cricket with the Wellington Blaze, but previously captained the Auckland Hearts to their 2017/18 Hallyburton Johnstone Shield victory. Green was also named Batswoman of the Year for the Hearts that campaign.
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.
Green had a WHITE FERNS debut to remember; quite the first assignment for the teenage cricketer. She found herself in a T20I against Australia, on a rain-sprinkled day in Sydney. 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 batter would wait a further two years before the chance to make her ODI debut — another winning start as the WHITE FERNS defeated a 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.
More recently, Green has established herself as a key cog in the WHITE FERNS middle-order, standing out as a key performer in the home World Cup in New Zealand in 2022 and the subsequent bronze medal win at the Commonwealth games in Birmingham.
Now a senior leader in the WHITE FERNS environment, Green was the standout in the 2022 tour of the West Indies and scored a career-best x against Bangladesh t Newlands in the 2023 T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Green took-on the captaincy of the Wellington Blaze for the 2021/22 season, leading the side to the Dream11 Super Smash title winning eleven out of eleven matches to lift the trophy.
Green has experienced cricket around the world, having also plied her trade in the WBBL in Australia with the Brisbane Heat, and with the Welsh Fire in The Hundred.