Sophie Devine Bio: Sophie Devine is a New Zealand sportswoman, who has internationally represented New Zealand in both cricket and field hockey as part of White Ferns (New Zealand national women’s cricket team) and Black Sticks Women (New Zealand women’s national field hockey team).
She holds the record of the women’s T20 record for the fastest century, which she scored in 36 balls for Wellington Blaze against Otago Sparks during the 2020–21 Super Smash.
Sophie Devine Bio
Sophie Frances Monique Devine was born on Friday, 1 September 1989 (age 33 years; as of 2022) in Kenepuru hospital, Porirua, New Zealand. Her zodiac sign is Virgo.
She grew up in Tawa, a northern suburb of Wellington playing multiple sports, everything from cricket, hockey, basketball, soccer, and netball. She joined a local club in Tawa when she was five. She represented the boys’ premier hockey team for the Tawa club. She spent her childhood playing cricket with her sports enthusiast father and brother.
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 170 cm|
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 7”
|Eye Colour||Hazel Blue|
|International Debut||T20– 18 October 2006 against Australia Women at Allan Border Field, Brisbane during the New Zealand Women tour of Australia|
ODI– 22 October 2006 against Australia Women at Allan Border Field, Brisbane during the New Zealand Women tour of Australia
|Jersey Number||#77 for New Zealand Women|
|Domestic/State Team||• Wellington Blaze (2003-Present)|
• Canterbury (2007/08)
• South Australia (2014/15–2015/16)
• Adelaide Strikers (2015/16–2019/20)
• Loughborough Lightning (2016)
• Warwickshire (2017–2018)
• Yorkshire Diamonds (2017)
• South Australia (2017/18)
• Supernovas (2018–2019)
• Loughborough Lightning (2018)
• Western Australia (2018/19–2019/20)
• Perth Scorchers (2020/21–present)
• Royal Challengers Bangalore (2023)
|Batting Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm medium pace|
|Favourite Shot||Straight drive|
|Records (main ones)||• On 11 July 2015, she hit the fastest women’s T20 half-century off 18 balls, and the fastest 70 runs off 22 balls, meanwhile scoring 32 off one over in the first match against India.|
• During the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, Devine became the first woman to hit nine sixes in WODI cricket in a match against Pakistan.
• In 2020, she became the first player, male or female, to score the fifties in 6 consecutive T20Is.
• In January 2021, during the 2020–21 Super Smash, she scored 100 in 36 balls for Wellington Blaze against Otago Sparks, breaking the women’s T20 record for the fastest century.
|Date of Birth||1 September 1989 (Friday)|
|Age (as of 2022)||33 Years|
|Birthplace||Kenepuru hospital, Porirua, New Zealand|
|Hometown||Tawa, a northern suburb of Wellington, New Zealand|
|School||• Greenacres School in Tawa, Wellington, New Zealand|
• Tawa College in Wellington, New Zealand
• Rangi Ruru Girls’ School in Christchurch, New Zealand
|College/University||University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand|
|Educational Qualifications||Bachelor of Arts in Sociology|
|Tattoo(s)||Racket ball tattoo inked on her right elbow|
Her father’s name is Peter Devine, and her mother’s name is Penny Devine. She has two sisters, Jen and Kate, and a brother Sam.
She is unmarried.
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- She is a type 1 diabetic. Sophie was only 15 when she was diagnosed with the auto-immune condition.
- Prior to her cricketing career, she also represented New Zealand in hockey.
- She is also fond of rugby and played for Petone ponies, the women’s team of Petone Rugby Club. Apart from that, she also likes Yoga and golf.
- Her habit of not wearing a helmet when batting, a rarity in 21st-century cricket, has earned her immense recognition.
- She loves to watch other sports, sleep, and travel in her leisure time.
- Her jersey number for New Zealand is #77.
- Brett Lee, Nathan Astle, and Stephen Fleming are her favourite cricketers. Apart from that, her favourite sporting hero is Roger Federer, a Swiss tennis player.