Amelia Kerr is one of the upcoming superstars of New Zealand women’s cricket and is thinking deep and hard about the future of women’s cricket. The 22-year-old made his international debut in 2016 and has played 59 ODIs and as many T20Is.
Kerr is yet to play Test cricket for the White Ferns and has spoken about a massive expected change in women’s cricket in New Zealand. She is hopeful that the involvement of full-time professionals will help New Zealand Cricket invest more in the women’s game.
“For a while, we have had half the team full-time professionals, and half balancing cricket and work. To have everyone as full-time professionals allows us to invest more in our cricket and that’s so important. We want to perform and the only way to get better is if we can train every day and put our focus into that” Kerr said during New Zealand’s camp ahead of the tour of Sri Lanka.
She further said that having full-time athletes will also increase the intensity with which players are expected to practice as well.
“It is good to have balance outside of it. Having full-time professional athletes means we can work harder and that’s our job – we turn up every day and that’s what we are meant to do” she said further.
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Amile Kerr played for the Mumbai Indians women in the WPL and is returning to the game after a two-month break. The MI women won the first edition of the Women’s Premier League and Kerr played a significant role in that. She played 15 games scoring 149 runs and picking up 15 wickets in the tournament.
To Be A Part Of WPL Was Incredible: Amelia Kerr
“I am not one to always take that break, but it was a pretty full-on year last year. To be a part of the WPL and playing there and to see how much they love cricket over in India, the crowd… how many people we were playing in front of was pretty incredible and an amazing tournament to be a part of. The passion and love India has and going over there to play cricket is one of the best experiences you will get” Kerr said.