Full name Melissa Jane Bulow
Born June 13, 1980, Ipswich, Queensland
Current age 36 years 285 days
Major teams Australia Women, Queensland Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||Australia Women v India Women at Adelaide, Feb 18-20, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia Women v England Women at Bowral, Feb 15-18, 2008 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia Women v India Women at Lincoln, Feb 1, 2003 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Darwin, Jul 29, 2007 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Brisbane, Oct 18, 2006 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v New Zealand Women at Darwin, Jul 19, 2007 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0*||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Perth||7 Feb 2014||Other T20|
|-||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Sydney||5 Feb 2014||Other T20|
|10||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||4 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|19||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||3 Jan 2014||Other OD|
|1||Qld Women||v Vic Women||Melbourne||2 Jan 2014||Other T20|
|16||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||22 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|1||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||21 Dec 2013||Other OD|
|1||Qld Women||v ACT Women||Brisbane||20 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|23*||Qld Women||v NSW Women||Sydney||8 Dec 2013||Other T20|
|14||Qld Women||v NSW Women||Sydney||7 Dec 2013||Other OD|
The opening batsman Melissa Bulow started playing cricket with Redbank Plains but now plays for Western Suburbs. Bulow was educated at Leichhardt State School and Bremer State High School. She then attended the University of Queensland before qualifying as an accountant with a dual degree in Commerce and Business Management.
She bided her time at state level before the retirements of Belinda Clark and Lisa Keightley made space for her at the top of the order and she made her international debut in 2006, in the one-off Test against India, striking 20. She now has the chance to make an impact on the one-day scene, after being included in Australia's squad for the Rose Bowl series against New Zealand.
Bulow comes from a sporting family; her brother Aaron played club cricket with Norths in Ipswich and West Moreton and is a former South Queensland under-19 player; he then turned to rugby league.
Matthew Austin September 2006
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history