New Zealand international Bates is a highly-accomplished player who won the 2013 ICC ODI Women's Cricketer of the Year. She joined the WA set-up with the Alcohol.Think Again Western Fury in 2012-13. Bates debuted for New Zealand in 2006 and was part of the side which reached the final of the 2009 Women's World Cup. During that tournament, Bates took 4-7 in a group game against South Africa and hit a New Zealand record 168 off 105 balls against Pakistan in the Super Sixes. Bates also represented her country in basketball at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but fully committed to cricket in 2011 when given the national team captaincy. She shone in 2013, winning the ICC Women's World Cup Player of the Tournament, after top scoring. In 2018, Bates scored her tenth century in WODI's, with 151 runs against Ireland. In the same match, Bates became the leading run-scorer for New Zealand Women in WODI's, passing Debbie Hockley's total of 4,064 runs. During a match against South Africa Women in the 2018 women's Tri Nation Series, Bates scored her first century in WT20I cricket. In this match, Bates became the leading run-scorer in the format, passing Charlotte Edwards' total of 2,605...
By the time she was 15, Bates was representing the Otago Sparks in New Zealand's national women's cricket league.
ODI Debut date : 03/03/2006
Age : 31 years 10 days
Role : Allrounder
Height : 173
Batting Style : Right Hand
Bowling Style : Right Arm Medium
Team Played For : N/A