Despite still being in her early 20s, Maddy Green has now been in the White Ferns side for the past three summers and looks set to be an integral part of the team's set up for 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 Hearts team which won the Action Cricket Cup competition. Behind Green and some other young talent, the Hearts now find themselves regular competitors for the silverware each season.
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. She had to wait until the fourth Twenty20 to make her debut, where she made 14 runs in a winning effort.
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.
She has recently played against the West Indies this summer at home and was in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.