Leo Carter Biography – New sensation of Zealand who hit 6 sixes in an over!
Leo Carter was born on December 10, 1994, in Wellington, New Zealand. His father, Bob Carter, is a former cricketer who has played for England. Presently, he’s the coach of women’s cricket team of Newzealand.
His mother’s name is Julie Carter. His girlfriend’s name is Ye Yang.
He did his schooling from St Andrew’s College, Christchurch, and completed his graduation from Lincoln University.
Leo Carter Biography:
He represented New Zealand in the 2012 and the 2014 Under-19 cricket world cup. He played overall 13 matches in both the world cups and scored 206 runs with a strike-rate of 69.36, and also has 6 wickets to his name.
On December 30, 2014, he started his List-A career for Canterbury by playing against Auckland. He could only manage to score 3 runs before getting caught-out by Bates.
Later, on March 09, 2015, Carter made his first-class debut opposite Northern Districts at Christchurch. He scored 81 runs including 10 fours in the first innings and 26 runs in the second innings.
In the same year, on November 06, Carter played his first T20 match against Northern Districts in which he remained out at the score of 15 runs.
Carter’s Cricket Stats:
6 Sixes in an Over:
On January 05, 2019. It’s a T20 match between Canterbury and Northern Districts. Northern District won the toss and opted to bat first. With some fiery shots from Tim Seifert and Dean Brownlie, they managed to reach a total of 219 runs.
In the second innings, when Canterbury loses its 3rd wicket, Leo Carter joined the captain McConchie on the field. Carter played defensively until the 16th over. In the 16th over, Carter smashed 6 sixes in the over bowled by Anton Devcich. He scored a total of 7o* runs including 7 sixes and 3 fours in 29 balls, which led his team to win the game.
Carter is only the 4th player after Yuvaraj Singh (India), Ross Whiteley (England), and Hazratullah Zazai (Afghanistan) who hits 6 sixes in a row in T20 cricket.
If other formats were included, he is the 7th player to achieve the feat. Herschelle Gibbs in ODI, Sir Garry Sobers, and Ravi Shastri achieved the feat in first-class cricket.
Facts about Leo Carter:
- Carter’s girlfriend’s name is YeYang and they have been dating each other for a long time.
- He’s been mentored by his father.
- Leo Carter is so far the only New Zealand cricketer who hit six sixes in an over.
Frequently asked questions on Google:
Q1: Who is the father of Leo Carter?
Ans: Robert Carter aka Bob Carter.
Q2: Who is the wife of Leo Carter?
Ans: He’s not married yet.
Q3: What is the age of Leo Carter?
Ans: 25 years (in 2020)
Q4: How many players have hit six sixes in an over in a T20 match?
Ans: 4 players, including Yuvraj Singh, Ross Whiteley, Hazratullah Zazai, and Leo Carter.
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