Hunter determined to continue on ‘upwards curve’-ZoomTech News

Hunter hit her first Twenty20 worldwide century with an unbeaten 101 off 66 ball within the collection opener towards Zimbabwe

Irish cricketer Amy Hunter is set to proceed on “an upward curve” after Eire accomplished a clear sweep of 5 T20 wins over Zimbabwe.

Hunter performed a key position within the victory within the collection opener, hitting her first Twenty20 worldwide century with an unbeaten 101 off 66 ball.

In doing so, she turned the primary Irish lady to file a ton towards a full Worldwide Cricket Council member.

“I used to be fairly satisfied, to be trustworthy,” mentioned the 18-year-old.

“I simply needed some runs on the board so I am completely delighted with 101.”

Eire had an eight-match tour of Zimbabwe, with three at some point internationals and 5 T20 contests.

They secured a 2-0 collection win within the ODIs in Harare, earlier than recording 5 wins from 5 within the T20 collection.

Hunter was happy together with her performances on the tour and the truth that she has as soon as once more made historical past, changing into the one Irish ladies’s cricketer to attain a global century in each the ODI and T20 codecs.

The Belfast native made international headlines October 2021 when, on her sixteenth birthday, she turned the youngest participant to hit a global century in a one-day victory over Zimbabwe.

She nonetheless, nonetheless, believes there’s room for enchancment in her sport.

“It was an incredible couple of weeks, for the facet to return away with seven wins and one draw on the tour, it was positively profitable for the women.”

“I am delighted to get the second [century for Ireland]. On the time while you get one you’re delighted, however its good to have the ability to again it up and show it’s not one innings.”

She continued: “I am fairly comfortable, I most likely would have appreciated a bit of bit extra over the past two video games and probably out of the second two video games, however total I am comfortable.”

‘My greatest dream is to play skilled cricket’

Amy Hunter
On her sixteenth birthday, Hunter turned the youngest participant to hit a global century in a one-day victory over Zimbabwe.

Reflecting on her profession with Eire to this point, Hunter admits she is shocked by her achievements in such a brief area of time.

She made her Eire debut at 15 in a T20 sport towards Scotland in 2021, earlier than she turned one among 9 Irish ladies’s gamers signed up on a part-time/instructional foundation at 16.

“Quite a lot of onerous work goes in, however I by no means thought I’d have achieved as a lot as I’ve so younger and I wish to hold persevering with that means.”

Trying forward, Hunter nonetheless harbours ambitions of taking part in skilled cricket, however is hoping to proceed her training at college first.

“I feel I’m going to go to college in Dublin, the place Cricket Eire relies, which might be extra handy and I am going to see how that goes, that’s the plan.

“It’s my greatest dream to play skilled cricket and journey around the globe with that after which tie franchise cricket into that will be superb.”

For now, she insists her full focus is on an essential 12 months with Eire, the place she hopes to proceed to rewrite the historical past books.

“We’ve fairly essential World Cup qualifiers developing in April and Could, then we’ve a house summer time collection towards Sri Lanka and England.

“Hopefully on the backend of the 12 months, if all goes effectively we’ll have a World Cup after which Bangladesh away, so it is a fairly hectic 12 months, however I am excited for it.”

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