Sophie Devine was born 1 September 1989 is a New Zealand sportswoman, who has represented New Zealand in both cricket for the New Zealand national women’s cricket team (White Ferns), and in field hockey as a member of the New Zealand women’s national field hockey team (Black Sticks Women). She has since focused on cricket.
She is known for not wearing a helmet when batting, a rarity in 21st century cricket. In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year.
Sophie Devine Personal Life & Education
Devine was born in Kenepuru Hospital, Porirua, and grew up in Tawa, a northern suburb of Wellington, New Zealand, where she attended Greenacres School and Tawa College. She began to play cricket and hockey at the age of four and wanted to become an All Black.
At Tawa College, she played cricket mainly in the boys’ teams including representative Wellington age group teams and the Tawa College boys first 11 and she played in the boys premier hockey team for the Tawa club. In her last year at Tawa College, she was awarded the bowling ‘wicket’ for the most wickets in the season. A previous winner was Black Caps Mark Gillespie. She started playing Senior women’s hockey at age 14 and made her first-class cricket debut as a 14-year-old.
Sophie Devine Career
Devine was selected for the New Zealand women’s national cricket team, the White Ferns, at age 17 and became one of the youngest-ever members of the team. She was in a home economics class at Tawa College when the White Ferns coach, Steve Jenkin, gave her the news.
In November 2018, she was named in the Adelaide Strikers’ squad for the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season. In March 2019, she was named as the ANZ International Women’s T20 Player of the Year at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards. She also took over as captain as Amy Satterthwaite went on maternity leave.
In November 2020, Devine was nominated for the ICC Women’s T20I Cricketer of the Decade award. In February 2022, she was named as the captain of New Zealand’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
In April 2022, she was picked by the Birmingham Phoenix for the 2022 season of The Hundred in England. In June 2022, Devine was named as the captain of New Zealand’s team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.
She is the daughter of Peter Devine and Penny Devine. She has a sister Jen Devine, Kate Devine, and a brother Sam Devine.
She is currently single. She is not dating anyone. We don’t have much information about She’s past relationship and any previous engaged.
Sophie Devine Net Worth
As per reports and sources, cricketer Sophie Devine net worth is estimated to be around $2 million dollars as of 2022. Being the captain of New Zealand’s National Women’s Cricket her pay and salary is in a huge amount. She has an estimated $100,000 payroll as of 2021.
Some Interesting Facts About Sophie Devine
- Devine started playing organised cricket when she was five and was first selected to play for Wellington Blaze when she was just 14.
- When she was selected in the White Ferns’s squad in 2006, the then 17-year-old was one of the youngest ever members of the side.
- The allrounder gave New Zealand an incredible start to their 2013 Women’s World Cup campaign, smashing 145 off 131 balls and securing a 150-run win over South Africa.
- Devine has also represented New Zealand in hockey as a member of the Black Sticks hockey team, and has proven to be a valuable member of the SA Scorpions’ line-up.
- In a match against India in 2015, she broke the international record (men and women) for the fastest T20I half century, taking just 18 balls to achieve the feat.
- Her habit of breaking records continued well into the 2017 Women’s World Cup, where she hit 9 sixes in a game against Pakistan to become the first woman to do so in WODI cricket.
- The Kiwi has also been an absolute superstar for the Adelaide Strikers in the WBBL. She became the club’s first ever cricketer, male or female, to reach 1,000 Big Bash runs, also topping the charts for maximum sixes in the tournament’s history.
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Sophie Frances Monique Devine
Date of Birth
1 September 1989
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Kenepuru hospital, Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
Qualification: Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology
School: Greenacres School
College: Tawa College
University: University of Canterbury
In feet: 5 feet 5 Inches
Centimeters: 165 cm
Meters: 1.65 m
Inches: 65 Inches
60 Kg Approc
Approx 10 Lac Per Month
Playing Cricket, Golf and Hockey, Yoga
Role in Team
Coach or Mentor
Jersey / Shirt Number
- Adelaide Strikers Women
- New Zealand Women
- Wellington Women
Test Cap Number
ODI Cap Number
T20 Cap Number
22 October 2006 vs Australia
18 October 2006 vs Australia
Sophie Devine Partner and Family
Husband or Boy Friend