Natalie Sciver, an English cricketer, is an all-rounder of England’s women team, who made her name as the first English cricketer to take an international T-20 hat-trick She is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed medium pace bowler. She was a member of the winning women’s team at the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup held in England.
Natalie Sciver Personal Life
Natalie Ruth Sciver-Brunt was born 20 August 1992 is an English cricketer. She was the first cricketer for England to take a hat-trick in a Women’s Twenty20 International match. The “Natmeg” shot is named after Sciver, from when she has hit a cricket ball through her legs during a game.
On 7 March 2021, Sciver captained the England team for the first time in international cricket, for the third WT20I match against New Zealand, after Heather Knight was ruled out of the fixture due to an injury.
On 6 September 2022, Sciver was named as England’s captain for their home WT20I series against India in the absence of Heather Knight. However, two days later, Sciver announced that she decided to withdraw from the series “to focus on her mental health and well-being”.
Sciver attended Epsom College, Surrey, England, where, between 2007 and 2011, she played cricket alongside her future England teammate and fellow Test centurion Alice Davidson-Richards. She then studied sports and exercise science at Loughborough University.
Natalie Sciver Career
She began playing cricket as a teenager, and played for Surrey club side Stoke d’Abernon. She also played cricket at school, playing in the Epsom College school 1st XI for two seasons. After a period in Surrey’s Academy she played for the Surrey county team and progressed to the England Women’s Academy. After some successful games in the academy team, she was selected for the 2013 limited-overs series against Pakistan, where she made her debut for the full England side. In a WT20I game against New Zealand, she became the first England cricketer to take an international T20 hat-trick.
Natalie Sciver began her domestic career for Surrey’s club team Stoke D’ Abernon when she was a teenager.
In 2010 Sciver went on to play for the English County team Surrey which helped her to make an entry into England Women’s Academy.
She has also played for the Surrey Stars in the English Women’s T20 competition also known as the Women’s Cricket Super League.
The all-rounder has also played for the Northern Diamonds in English domestic cricket and Trent Rockets in ‘The Hundred Competition’.
In 161 List A games, Sciver has scored 5261 runs with an average of 42.42 scoring 10 centuries and 28 half-centuries and a highest score of unbeaten 180. She has taken 120 wickets till now with the best bowling figures of 5/27 in her List A career.
Sciver made her debut for the national side in 2013 against Pakistan in a limited-overs series.
She also made her T20I debut against Pakistan in 2013. The 29-year-old made her test debut against Australia in January 2014.
She was also a part of the England Women’s Academy team that played against Australia in 2015 in two ODI’s and two T20Is in Dubai. The all-rounder was a part of the famous World Cup-winning team in 2017.
Sciver also played in the Women’s Ashes in 2019 and 2021. Sciver was made the vice-captain of the team when India toured England in June 2021.
In 89 ODI’s, Sciver has scored 2711 runs with an average of 41.70 scoring 5 centuries and 16 half-centuries, and the highest score of 148. The all-rounder has taken 59 wickets with best bowling figures of 3/3.
In 91 WT20Is, Sciver has scored 1720 runs with an average of 24.92 and has scored 10 half-centuries and a highest score of 82. The 29-year-old has taken 72 wickets in her T20I career, with best bowling figures of 4/15.
In 7 test matches, Sciver has scored 343 runs with the highest score of 88 scoring 2 half-centuries. Sciver has registered figures of 3/41 in test matches. Sciver was a part of the World Cup team that won the trophy in 2017.
Sciver has played for Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers in the Australian Big Bash League. The 29-year-old has also played for IPL Supernovas in the Indian Women’s League.
Sciver has scored 1204 runs in 64 Big Bash League games with 4 half-centuries to her name and the highest score of 84.
She has taken 55 wickets with the best bowling figures of 2/18 in the Big Bash League.
Natalie Sciver Net Worth 2023
Natalie Sciver’s The Hundred salary is estimated to be around £31,250. Natalie Sciver represents the Trent Rockets Women in the Hundred competition.
WPL Salary 2023
Nalalie Sciver gets paid $2500 per match in the IPL. She represents the Supernovas in the IPL.
Natalie Sciver Husband
In October 2019, Sciver announced her engagement to fellow England cricketer Katherine Brunt.They were scheduled to get married in September 2020, but their wedding was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The pair married in May 2022. Both changed their last name to Sciver-Brunt when they married, and in January 2023 it was announced that the pair would both go by the name in all cricket-related instances.
Some Interesting Facts About Natalie Sciver
- In 2013, she became the first England cricketer, male or female, to take an international T20 hat-trick.
- In the same year at the Women’s World T20 tournament, Sciver was the second-highest wicket-taker with 10 scalps, including the hat-trick against New Zealand.
- Natalie Sciver played in the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup where she set two records, the highest 3rd wicket run-stand and the highest partnership at 4th wicket (170) along with Tammy Beaumont, in the history of Women’s Cricket World Cup.
- She was named one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 2018.
Natalie Sciver Instagram Account
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|Name||Natalie Ruth Sciver|
|Age||29 years old|
|Mother’s Name||Julia Longbottom|
|Siblings||One Brother and One sister|
|Date of Birth||20th of August 1992|
|Place of Birth||Tokyo, Japan|
|Education||Sports and Exercise Science from University of Loughborough|
|Height||170 cm or 5’7″|
|Home Town||Japan, Netherlands, Poland, England|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium|
|Net Worth||$2 million|
|Domestic Teams||Surrey, Surrey Stars, Melbourne Stars, Perth Scorchers, Supernovas, Northern Diamonds, Trent Rockets|
|Jersey Number||#39 for England and in the English domestic T20 League|
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