Maddy Green is one of the newest members of the White Ferns and at just 19 years old can be expected to be in the team for many years to come.
Green is a specialist top-order batsmen, but is also know to bowl right-arm offbreak. She made her debut for the Auckland Hearts in the 2009/2010 domestic season and has gone from strength to strength.
In the 2011/2012 season Green continued to improve and was a key member of the Auckland team which won the Action Cricket Cup competition. She was in sensational form throughout both the Twenty20 and 50 over matches.
Despite her young age, White Fern’s selectors recognised that the right-handed batsmen was ready for a taste of international cricket and was included in the team to take on Australia in the 2011-2012 Rose Bowl.
Green wasn’t involved in the first three games, but made her debut in the fourth Twenty20 and had 14 runs to her name. The White Ferns went on to win the match.
Following the series against Australia, Green was named to take on England, but was sadly sidelined without playing a game after suffering a mild stress fracture in her foot. The injury also ruled her out of captaining the Emerging Players against the Australian Under-21 team.
Luckily the injury was picked up on early and it’s hoped that the problem shouldn’t hamper her in the future. The Auckland Hearts and White Ferns management will certainly hope so, because this starlet is certainly one to watch out for in the future.