Katie Perkins first broke into the White Ferns in 2012 and is now a lynchpin in the White Ferns middle-order.
The Auckland based star had a magnificent 2011-12 summer for the Auckland Hearts and was a key part of their success winning the One Day competition. She has helped them add a number of trophies since, most recently the 2013-14 Twenty20 competition.
Her terrific form lead to a call up for national duties and she travelled with the White Ferns to Australia for the Twenty20 series and Rose Bowl competition. She was immediately successful, scoring 31 on debut and going on to have a fantastic summer against the two top sides in Australia and England.
Perkins has continued to go from strength to strength, averaging close to 40 in the recent West Indies home series in 2013-14. While not renowned for her big hitting, she proved to be more than adequate at upping the run-rate when required, whacking an unbeaten 45 forom 34 deliveries to help the home side to victory in the second ODI.
Not just limited to her talents in cricket, Perkins is also a highly motivated individual in other areas, having completed her studies and become a Police constable in Counties Manukau. Despite working full-time, she makes sure she fits in her cricket commitments - thankfully for the White Ferns.