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Laura Wolvaardt Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Laura Wolvaardt Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 TeamLaura Wolvaardt Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Laura Wolvaardt is a cricket player from South Africa. She represents Western Province, Adelaide Strikers, Gujarat Giants and Velocity. She was born on April 26, 1999, in Milnerton, Cape Town. Wolvaardt made her ODI debut against England in 2016 and became the youngest South African male or female to reach a century. She scored a match-winning knock of 105 against Ireland in the same match.

She was a member of the 2018 Women’s World T20 squad of South Africa and the 2020 edition. Wolvaardt has played 76 ODIs, 54 T20Is, and one Test match in which She has scored 2,954 runs in ODIs, 1,208 in T20Is, and 32 in Tests. Wolvaardt competed in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). She was the Strikers’ first selection in the inaugural WBBL Draft. Wolvaardt has 1,131 runs in 47 Strikers matches including five half-centuries. She was also the best run-scorer at the 2023 T20 World Cup scoring 230 runs to lead South Africa to the final.

Personal Information

Full NameLaura Wolvaardt
NicknameWolvaardt
Date of BirthApril 26, 1999
Age24 (as of February 25, 2024)
Place of BirthMilnerton, Cape Town, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
HeightNot publicly available
WeightNot publicly available
Role in the TeamBatsman
Playing HandRight-handed
Zodiac SignTaurus

Cricket Career

Major Teams RepresentedSouth Africa, Western Province, Adelaide Strikers, Gujarat Giants, Manchester Originals (previously played for Northern Superchargers and Brisbane Heat)
Playing Style
Batting StyleRight-handed opening batter
Bowling StyleRight-arm medium (rarely bowls)
Career Span2016 – Present
Debut
Test DebutFebruary 15, 2024, against Australia
ODI DebutFebruary 7, 2016, against England
T20I DebutFebruary 13, 2016, against England
RetirementNot announced
Achievements
Domestic AchievementsNone yet, but her career is still young.
International Achievements– Youngest South African cricketer, male or female, to score a century in international cricket (ODI ton against Ireland in 2016) – South Africa’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year (2020) – Named in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year (2021) – Appointed South Africa’s all-format captain (February 2024)
Career Statistics(as of February 25, 2024)
Test Matches3 (58 runs)
ODIs94 (3014 runs at an average of 43.06)
T20Is117 (2126 runs at an average of 22.89)

Personal Life

Family BackgroundInformation about Laura’s family is not publicly available due to privacy concerns.
Educational BackgroundInformation about Laura’s education is not publicly available.
Other Interests and HobbiesLaura enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports other than cricket (including hockey), and traveling.
Philanthropy or Charity WorkNo publicly available information about Laura’s specific philanthropic or charity work. However, many athletes choose to support various causes privately.
Controversies or Legal IssuesLaura Wolvaardt has not been involved in any major controversies or legal issues throughout her career.

Overall Cricket Career Statistical Analysis

Laura Wolvaardt plays as a right-handed opening batter. She was named as South Africa’s Women’s Cricketer of the Year at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony. She was named in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year at the 2021 ICC Awards. She has played 2 Test matches in which she scored 44 runs with an average of 11.00. She played 92 ODIs scoring 3613 runs with an average of 44.60. She played 64 T20Is and scored 1451 runs with an average of 34.54. She has 5 centuries and 31 half-centuries in ODIs and 10 half-centuries in T20Is. She has also played for Northern Superchargers and Brisbane Heat.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Laura Wolvaardt from and when was she born?

    Laura Wolvaardt is a cricket player from Milnerton, Cape Town, South Africa and she was born on April 26, 1999.

    Which major teams has Laura Wolvaardt represented in cricket?

    Laura Wolvaardt has represented South Africa, Western Province, Adelaide Strikers, Gujarat Giants, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers, and Brisbane Heat.

    What are Laura Wolvaardt’s international achievements in cricket?

    Laura Wolvaardt was named in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year in 2021 and was the best run-scorer at the 2023 T20 World Cup by scoring 230 runs to lead South Africa to the final.

    What is Laura Wolvaardt’s overall career span in cricket?

    Laura Wolvaardt’s career spans from 2016 to the present day with no retirement plans announced as she continues to be a key player for South Africa and her domestic teams.

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