Isabelle Eleanor Chih Ming Wong was born 15 May 2002 is an English cricketer who currently plays for Warwickshire, Central Sparks, Birmingham Phoenix and England as a fast-medium bowler. She has previously played for Southern Vipers in the Women’s Cricket Super League and Sydney Thunder in the Women’s Big Bash League. She made her debut for England in June 2022.
Isabelle Wong Personal Life
Wong’s cricket career began at the age of nine, when she played for the Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club in Warwickshire. She then went on to represent various other teams such as Warwickshire under-11, Berkswell Cricket Club, and Shrewsbury School’s Boys 1st XI. In 2020, Wong joined the Warwickshire senior team and later made her debut for the Southern Vipers in the Women’s T20 Challenge.
Isabelle Wong Cricket Career
In 2019, Wong played for the England Academy in a match against Australia A. She was added to the England Academy squad for the 2019/20 season. In 2020, Wong was one of 24 England players to resume training during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wong was one of three uncapped players in the training squad; the others were Lauren Bell and Emma Lamb. She was a nets’ bowler for the England players ahead of their series against the West Indies, but was not selected in the squad for the series. In January 2021, Wong travelled with the England squad for their series against New Zealand, but was not part of the playing squad.
In December 2021, Wong was named in England’s A squad for their tour to Australia, with the matches being played alongside the Women’s Ashes In June 2022, Wong was named as a travelling reserve in England’s Women’s Test squad for their one-off match against South Africa.
She was then added to the squad for the Test match, after Emily Arlott did not recover from COVID-19. She made her Test debut on 27 June 2022, for England against South Africa. On 2 July 2022, Wong was also named in England’s Women’s One-Day International (WODI) squad for their matches against South Africa.
Wong made her Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) debut on 21 July 2022, also during England’s home series against South Africa. In November 2022, Wong was awarded with her first England central contract.
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Isabelle Wong Education
Isabelle Wong is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in finance and management at the University of Birmingham. She completed her secondary education at Shrewsbury School after attending Bentley Heath Primary School. Wong’s dedication towards her education, along with her cricketing talent, showcases her well-rounded personality and determination towards achieving success both on and off the field.