|Full name||Amelia Charlotte Kerr Mumbai Indians|
|Nickname(s)||Melie Amelia Kerr – Out Of The Rough, Melos, and Melux|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
|Eye Colour||Moss Green|
|Hair Colour||Dark Blonde|
|International Debut||ODI- 9 November 2016 against Pakistan at Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
T20- 21 November 2016 against Pakistan at Saxton Oval, Nelson
|Jersey Number||# 48 (New Zealand Women)|
|Domestic/State Team||• Wellington Blaze (2014/15–present)
• Southern Vipers (2018)
• Velocity (2019)
• Brisbane Heat (2019/20–2020/21, 2022/23–present)
• London Spirit (2022–present)
• Mumbai Indians (2023–present)
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Records (main ones)||Scored highest individual score (232*) in a WODI match on 13 June 2018|
|Awards, Honours, Achievements||• The Dominion Post & Weltec 2016 Premier College Sportspersons of the Year Award
• ANZ International Women’s ODI Player of the Year (2019) at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards
• The Phyl Blackler Cup for women’s domestic bowling (2019) at the annual New Zealand Cricket awards
|Date of Birth||13 October 2000 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||22 Years|
|Birthplace||Wellington, New Zealand|
|Hometown||Wellington, New Zealand|
|School||Tawa College in Wellington, New Zealand|
|Hobbies||Photography, Playing the guitar, Singing|
|Tattoo(s)||• A tattoo inked on the backside of the right bicep
• A tattoo inked on the side of her right wrist
• A tattoo inked on the inside of her left elbow
|Relationships & More|
|Affairs/Boyfriends||Nathan Smith (rumoured)
|Parents||Father- Robbie Kerr (former first class cricketer who played for Wellington at the domestic level)
Mother- Jo Murray (former first class cricketer who played for Wellington at the domestic level)
Sister- Jess (Cricketer)
|Other(s)||Maternal Grandfather- Bruce Murray (deceased) (Test cricketer who played for New Zealand between 1968 and 1971)
Cousin Sister- Cilla Duncan (former association football player who played for New Zealand)
|Cricketer||Katey Martin, Sophie Devine, Kane Williamson, Ish Sodhi|
|Food||Peanut Butter, Sushi, Smoothies, Bao Buns, and Salads and Protein Pancakes by Two Raw Sisters|
|Film Series||The Lion King|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Amelia Kerr
- Amelia Kerr is a New Zealand cricketer, who plays as an allrounder for White Ferns (New Zealand women’s national cricket team). In 2018, Kerr became the youngest cricketer, male or female, to score a double century in ODI cricket and made the highest individual score in a WODI match, 232 not out, in a match against Ireland.
- Amelia was born into a family of cricketers with both her parents, Robbie Kerr and Jo Murray, who had played for Wellington, and her maternal grandfather, Bruce Murray, who opened for New Zealand in 13 tests. She was athletic since childhood and played multiple sports growing up. She picked up cricket at the age of 6 and determined to play for White Ferns when she was 9. She started off as a leg-spinner, who opened the batting in school cricket.
- Amelia and her sister, Jess, played countless backyard cricket matches at their home in the Wellington suburb of Tawa, with their cricketer father, Robbie. The Kerr sister would attend Hawkes Bay Cricket Camp every summer. They used to be two of the only few girls in the boy-dominated camp.
The Kerr sisters played in different boys’ teams until they reached high school, where their cricketing paths came together again. Thereafter, the two played together for Tawa College and then the Wellington Blaze before playing for the White Ferns. The Kerr sisters helped New Zealand to successfully chase down India’s total of 270 for a 3-wicket win in the 2nd ODI with Amelia Kerr slamming a majestic unbeaten century of 119 off 135 deliveries and Jess Kerr hitting winning runs, remaining not out at 6.
— WHITE FERNS (@WHITE_FERNS) February 15, 2022
- At 14, Amelia debuted for Wellington Blaze. She became the highest wicket-taker in the 2014–15 and 2018-19 seasons of the New Zealand Women’s Twenty20 Competition playing for Wellington Blaze.
- At 16, she became the youngest contracted White Fern.
- Kerr was 17 when she became the youngest cricketer, male or female, to score a double century in One Day International cricket when she scored 232 not out against Ireland on 13 June 2018. The feat is the highest individual score in a WODI match, the second-highest by a New Zealander (male or female) in an ODI, and the third-highest individual score (male or female) in an ODI. Furthermore, she went on to claim 5 wickets for 17 runs in the same match, her first five-wicket haul in WODIs.
- She was a part of New Zealand’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies, the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, and the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
- Kerr was part of the Brisbane Heat’s WBBL05 title-winning team and was named Player of the Match twice in the season.
- She was part of the New Zealand squad that won a bronze medal in the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, defeating England by 8 wickets.
- In 2023, Kerr was bought by Mumbai Indians for Rs 1 Crore for the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League. Mumbai Indians became the inaugural champions of the WPL, beating Delhi Capitals in the final.
- Amelia served as a teacher aide for autistic students at Tawa Intermediate of which she is an alumna.
- In December 2021, she revealed that she was suffering from mental health issues when she gave a tell-all interview to the NZ website Newsroom. Consequently, she engaged herself in mental health advocacy and started taking initiative to spread awareness about it. She also established a website called Out of The Rough on which she talks about mental health issues. In 2022, she launched a project titled “Treading Water,” in collaboration with the youth mental health charity I Am Hope. The project was a collection of videos offering insight, advice, and support from people who have suffered from mental health issues. It also included the interview and monologue of Kerr.