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Full name Katherine Anne Blackwell
Born August 31, 1983, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Current age 31 years 88 days
Major teams Auckland Women, Australia Women, New South Wales Women, Wellington Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Twin sister - AJ Blackwell
|Test debut||England Women v Australia Women at Hove, Aug 9-12, 2005 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Bowral, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v Australia Women at Mysore, Dec 13, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v India Women at Canberra, Nov 9, 2008 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England Women v Australia Women at Taunton, Sep 2, 2005 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v India Women at Sydney, Oct 28, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|32||WA Women||v NSW Women||Perth||4 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|34||WA Women||v NSW Women||Perth||3 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|35||WA Women||v NSW Women||Perth||2 Jan 2014||Other OD|
|-||WA Women||v Tas Women||Hobart||22 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|-||WA Women||v Tas Women||Hobart||21 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|3||WA Women||v Tas Women||Hobart||20 Dec 2013||Other OD|
|16||WA Women||v Vic Women||Perth||24 Nov 2013||Other T20|
|71||WA Women||v Vic Women||Perth||23 Nov 2013||Other OD|
|30||WA Women||v SAust Women||Adelaide||10 Nov 2013||Other T20|
|0||WA Women||v SAust Women||Adelaide||9 Nov 2013||Other OD|
Kate Blackwell made history with her sister Alex when they came the first set of identical twins - male or female - to play cricket for Australia. They played their first Test together on home soil in the 2006 series against India.
A former vice captain of Australia's youth team, the Commonwealth Shooting Stars, she is an attacking middle-order player and outstanding fielder in any position.
After making her ODI debut on the 2004 tour of India, she got the opportunity to show her skill in the Test arena on the 2005 Ashes tour of England. She responded with a well-constructed 72 in the second Test at Worcester to steady Australia's innings, having come to the crease with the Southern Stars precariously placed on 3 for 7.
Her attacking skills were also on display in the Twenty20 match against England at Taunton when she was again called upon to rally Australia with the score on 3 for 6. She smashed 43 from 38 balls, including five boundaries, to combine with Karen Rolton in a 147-run stand to lead Australia to their first Twenty20 victory. But Blackwell was surprisingly dropped from the squad for the World Cup in 2009, following a poor series against India and an average domestic season.
Away from cricket, she studied physiotherapy at Sydney University.
Duncan Miller January 2009
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Pakistan have notched up some fine wins under Misbah-ul-Haq's leadership, but they haven't yet achieved consistent results outside the UAE