Suzie Bates


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By the time she was 15, Bates was representing the Otago Sparks in New Zealand's national women's cricket league.


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New Zealand international 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. Bates also represented her country in basketball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but fully committed to cricket in 2011 when given the national team captaincy. 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' total 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 tournement 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.

NZ in early strife as Devine, Bates depart

White Ferns star bats Sophie Devine and Suzie Bates were both back in the sheds early as Australia's opening bowlers struck twice early with the new ball in the first ODI at the WACA

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Aussie skipper wary of dynamic Kiwi duo

Meg Lanning analyses two of Australia's biggest dangers in the Commonwealth Bank ODI series - New Zealand's Suzie Bates and Sophie Devine

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Bates takes an absolute screamer

Strikers skipper Suzie Bates took a stunning catch at Adelaide Oval, so sit back and enjoy every angle!

'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

Strikers have 'nothing to lose' in semi: Bates

The Adelaide Strikers are ready to tackle top team Sydney Sixers for the third time in a week in their maiden finals clash