|Full name||Megan Schutt|
15 January 1993 |
Adelaide, South Australia
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Test debut||11 August 2013 v England|
|Last Test||11 August 2015 v England|
|ODI debut||17 December 2012 v New Zealand|
|Last ODI||20 July 2017 v India|
|ODI shirt no.||3|
|T20I debut||22 January 2013 v New Zealand|
|Last T20I||22 February 2017 v New Zealand|
|Domestic team information|
|2009–||South Australian Scorpions|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 21 July 2017
Megan Schutt (born 15 January 1993) is an Australian cricketer who has played for the Australia national women's cricket team since 2012. Domestically, she plays for the South Australian Scorpions, for whom she debuted in 2009. A right-arm fast-medium bowler, her debut came against New Zealand, a match in which she bowled expensively, conceding 33 runs from five overs. She collected two wickets in her next match, against the same opposition, and was rated by ESPNcricinfo's review of women's cricket in 2012 as a player to watch in the following year. She was selected as part of Australia's squad for the 2013 Women's Cricket World Cup, something that ESPNcricinfo's Jenny Roesler suggested was due to Australia's lack of bowlers.
During the World Cup, Schutt appeared in all of Australia's seven matches, claiming 15 wickets at an economy of 4.13. She took at least one wicket in each of the matches, and her 15 were the most by any bowler in the tournament. The Daily Telegraph described her rapid rise from playing club cricket to being the leading bowler in the World Cup as "meteoric", but Schutt explained that the humidity in India favoured her swing bowling. Schutt opened the bowling for Australia in the World Cup final against the West Indies, which her side won by 114 runs; she claimed two wickets for the concession of 38 runs in the match. Her best bowling performance for Australia was the three wickets for 40 runs she claimed in the World Cup group match against New Zealand.
In June 2015, she was named as one of Australia's touring party for the 2015 Women's Ashes in England.
Megan Schutt is a lesbian, and is engaged
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- "Megan Schutt reveals engagement with woman with touching Instagram post".