Multi-talented sports star Sophie Devine is vice-captain of a team for which she was first selected way back when she was sitting in home economics class at high school.
When she was selected for the WHITE FERNS at 17, she was one of the youngest ever members of the side, and she has also represented New Zealand in hockey as a member of the Black Sticks hockey team at the Olympic Games.
Devine's WHITE FERNS debut was in 2006 in an ODI, then came her maiden Twenty20 International game against Australia and selection to the squad that traveled to the 2009 World Cup.
1. How did you get into cricket? Playing with my dad and brother at home which led me down to the local club (Tawa) when I was about 5
2. Where were you when you got the news that you’d made the WHITE FERNS team? Was in my form class at Tawa College when the coach, Steve Jenkin, gave me the great news...fair to say that the rest of the day at school was a right off!
3. Favourite cricket moment / highlight? Hard to narrow down but first game for the White Ferns was a really special moment, winning domestic titles with the Wellington Blaze is also a highlight
4. What’s your day job? I work for CricHQ in the product team and as a brand ambassador
5. Do you have any rituals / superstitions? Not really superstitions just always have to put my left shoe, pad, glove on first!
6. What do you do in your spare time to relax? Watch other sport, plenty of sleep and love traveling
7. Do you have any hidden talents? I can do the old farm whistle with the fingers in the mouth!
8. Who inspires you? Pretty cheesy but mum and dad!
9. Person you’d most like to have a selfie with? Roger Federer
10. What advice would you give to young budding WHITE FERNS? Have fun and enjoy what you do – always aim to be better than you were before