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Full name Rachel Jane Pullar
Born June 3, 1977, Balclutha, Otago
Current age 37 years 297 days
Major teams Central Districts Women, New Zealand Women, Otago Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|ODI debut||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Sydney, Nov 5, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v New Zealand Women at Potchefstroom, Apr 7, 2005 scorecard|
[2002/03 Season] Rachel is the TelstraClear White Ferns' most experienced and best-performed strike bowler. Bowling with a natural agility and rhythm, she is capable of exploiting her height to advantage, extracting good pace and lift from the pitch. She also adds value to the batting line-up and has an excellent strike rate at the end of the innings.
Rachel debuted for the TelstraClear White Ferns in the 1997/98 Rosebowl series in Australia. She has now played 43 One-Day Internationals, with her best bowling figures being the impressive 5-7 against South Africa at WestpacTrust Park, Hamilton in 1998/99. She was awarded the Phyl Blackler Cup for bowling in women's cricket in 2001/02. Rachel was the outstanding performer with the ball on the TelstraClear White Ferns' winter tour to England, Ireland and the Netherlands, taking a total of 21 wickets at an average of 6.76.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to
This contest brings together a belligerent bunch of brats and braggers from two countries that are so different, yet share rampant egotism and a high opinion of themselves
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.