At the young age of 18, Lea Tahuhu made her debut for the Canterbury Magicians, showcasing her immense potential. Over the next two years, she continued to impress in New Zealand’s domestic cricket circuit, catching the eye of selectors and earning a call-up to the national team. Her journey in international cricket began in mid-2011 when she made her debuts in Women’s One-Day Internationals (WODIs) and Women’s Twenty20 Internationals (WT20Is).
As a tall right-arm fast bowler, Tahuhu steadily climbed the ranks in international cricket, delivering standout performances such as her impressive figures of 4-27 in a WODI match against Sri Lanka in 2013. Her consistent excellence on the field led to her being named in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year in 2017, a testament to her skills and dedication. This recognition paved the way for her inclusion in the White Ferns’ squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, where she continued to shine on the global stage.
Tahuhu’s talents also found a place in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) when she joined the Melbourne Renegades ahead of the second edition. Since then, she has been a valuable asset to her team, consistently delivering strong performances with her formidable bowling skills.