Beth Mooney Australia

A keeper-batter combo, Beth Mooney has come a long way since she started off as a 16-year old for Queensland Fire in the 2009-10 season

Sep 27, 2023 - 01:10
  • Full Name Bethany Louise Mooney
  • Age 29
  • Date of Birth 14 January 1994
  • Birthplace Shepparton, Victoria
  • Height 167cm
  • Batting Style Left Handed Bat
  • Bowling Style Right-Arm Medium

Beth Mooney has become one of the game's most consistent batsmen with a versatility that could see her play any role in the order as well as being a wicketkeeper.

Mooney made his Queensland Fire debut as a 16-year-old in 2009–10; His breakthrough season at the domestic level came in 2012–13, when he averaged 44 for the Fire, including four half-centuries.

An injury to Alyssa Healy gave Mooney her first international opportunity in a T20 against India in January 2016. And just a few weeks later he scored a half-century in his first ODI, scoring 53, when opening the batting in the loss against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui.

Healy returned to India later in 2016 for the T20 World Cup, but Mooney did enough to retain his place, although he was demoted down the order to a pure batting role and had just two chances in the tournament.

In 2017 he scored maiden international centuries in both ODIs (against New Zealand in Auckland) and T20Is (against England in Canberra) although each was a losing cause. Mooney was part of the Australia team that crashed out of the 2017 ODI World Cup in the semi-finals against India and has since been a key part of their resurgence.

From 2019 he took his batting to another level, creating a tournament-winning stand with Healy in the final of the 2020 T20 World Cup at the MCG, while producing the best run-chasing innings in ODIs when he scored an unbeaten 125 against India. Mackey.

Domestically, Mooney led the Brisbane Heat to back-to-back WBBL titles in 2018 and 2019 with player of the match innings in both finals before heading west to join the Perth Scorchers. He was the leading run-scorer in consecutive seasons and helped the Scorchers to their first title in the 2021-22 campaign.

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