Laura Delany captained the Typhoons to their first ever Women’s Super Series title earlier this summer. Under the captaincy of Delany, the Typhoons fought back from 4-2 down against the Scorchers in the series to claim the title in dramatic fashion, on net run rate.
The current Ireland cricket captain scored 267 runs and took 8 wickets throughout the tournament, including an unbeaten 62 and 48 in the crucial and high-pressure final two games. Delany’s gritty knocks were vital to inspiring her team to overcome the 4-2 deficit in the series and help make history for the Typhoons.
Earlier this year, Delany was one a few Irish cricketers who were given part-time professional contracts by Cricket Ireland as the step towards a fully professional outfit grows closer.
Delany is all-rounder who made her debut at the age of 17 back in 2010 against New Zealand. Delany replaced Isobel Joyce as the captain of Ireland back in 2016 and has lead the Irish National team ever since.
While it was a blank year for the National side in 2020, Delany has marked the 2021 World Cup in her sights with the qualifiers taking place in Sri Lanka next July.