Megan Schutt’s rise from club cricketer to international star has been described by many as meteoric. The athletic pace bowler made her domestic debut for South Australia in the 2009-10 Women’s National Cricket League (WNCL) season.
It didn’t take long for Schutt to catch the eye of national selectors and she made the most of her opportunities in the Commonwealth Bank Shooting Stars side to push for higher honours.
Schutt made her international debut for the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars in the Rose Bowl Series against New Zealand in late 2012. Her efforts paid off when she secured a place in the team’s line-up for the ICC Women’s World Cup in India in 2013.
Despite only being new to the international scene, Schutt was not daunted by the enormity of the occasion. During the course of the tournament she claimed the scalps of Charlotte Edwards, Sarah Taylor, Amy Satterthwaite and Sophie Devine.
In the final she snared two key wickets, which pushed her total for the tournament to 15. Schutt finished the event as the leading wicket-taker, which earned her a place in the Team of the Tournament.
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