Suzie Bates


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Bates also represented her country in basketball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but fully committed to cricket in 2011 after taking over as national captain.


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New Zealand

New Zealand





Suzie Bates is a highly-accomplished player who won the 2013 ICC ODI Women's Cricketer of the Year. She joined the WA set-up with the Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury in 2012-13. Bates debuted for New Zealand in 2006 and was part of the side which reached the final of the 2009 Women's World Cup.

During that tournament, Bates took 4-7 in a group game against South Africa and hit a New Zealand record 168 off 105 balls against Pakistan in the Super Sixes. She shone in 2013, winning the ICC Women's World Cup Player of the Tournament, after top scoring.

In 2018, Bates scored her tenth century in WODI's, with 151 runs against Ireland. In the same match, Bates became the leading run-scorer for New Zealand Women in WODI's, passing Debbie Hockley's total of 4,064 runs.

During a match against South Africa Women in the 2018 women's Tri Nation Series, Bates scored her first century in WT20I cricket. In this match, Bates became the leading run-scorer in the format, passing Charlotte Edwards' record of 2,605 runs. Bates became the second woman, after Jenny Gunn, to play 100 WT20I matches in the sixth match of the tri-series.

In 2018, Bates stepped down as captain of New Zealand and was replaced by Amy Satterthwaite.

During the 2018 ICC Women's World T20 tournament in the West Indies, Bates became the first cricketer, male or female, to score 3,000 runs in T20 international matches. During the tournament, Bates was the leading run-scorer for New Zealand, with 161 runs in four matches.

Strikers star Bates goes big at Blundstone

Suzie Bates led the way with the bat for the Strikers, hitting seven fours and a maximum in her quickfire 64

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WBBL classics: which catch was better?

'Smash Sisters' Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine both took one-handed screamers last summer, but which was better? The Strikers give their verdicts.

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Bates brilliantly steers the Strikers to victory

Strikers captain Suzie Bates led from the front with an unbeaten 55 helping her team continue their winning ways

Strikers' reluctant Smash Sisters live up to the hype

Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine are the last people to talk themselves up, but their 'Smash Sisters' partnership is a cricketing force more than a decade in the making

'Locals' ready to strike in second ODI

Friends will become foes when a trio of Adelaide Strikers take the field at Karen Rolton Oval

NZ's new T20 record lasts just three hours

England and New Zealand hammer South Africa on record-breaking day in Taunton