Fast-bowling allrounder Sophie Devine returns to the WBBL following a successful stint with the Adelaide Strikers last season, where she totalled 224 runs and claimed eight wickets. The Kiwi’s Twenty20 track record is impressive to say the least having broken the international record for the fastest 50 (18 balls) and 70 (22 balls) in an international T20.
Sophie is dominating WBBL|02 with 127 runs to her name from three matches so far, including two player of the match performances. Also a gun hockey player, having represented New Zealand before focusing on cricket full-time, the Striker enjoys an Aussie summer and catching up on TV show Suits in her downtime.
A quick single with Sophie Devine
Nickname: Skid, Ratty
Favourite sport other than cricket: Hockey
Best thing about Australia: The weather! People aren’t too bad either
Dream job that isn’t cricket: Chocolate taster
Career highlight: Representing NZ
Name an inspirational quote you live by: It never gets easier, you just get better
What’s in your cricket bag? Usual cricket equipment, smelly cricket shoes, lollies of some sort, a rugby or soccer ball
Most embarrassing song in your iTunes library? Aqua – Barbie girl
What do you love most about the WBBL? Opportunity to play with world class players and the best of Australia’s domestic talent
Favourite city in the world? Wellington!
Name three celebrities you’d most like to have dinner with: Roger Federer, Amy Schumer and Jennifer Lawrence
Greatest fear? Heights
What did you have for breakfast today? Banana smoothie
Name a skill not many people would know you have: I can do a good wolf whistle!
What are your top three favourite foods? Something Mexican, strawberries, any sort of baking!
Most enjoyable workout or training method? Something short and sharp like a HIIT session
What song is playing when you walk out to the crease or enter the bowling? Place your hands – Reef
Favourite TV show? Suits
Biggest accomplishment to date? Playing for NZ
What’s your guilty pleasure? Getting my nails done