Full name Rachel Jane Pullar
Born June 3, 1977, Balclutha, Otago
Current age 39 years 295 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.
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