Sarah Coyte has solidified her reputation as a Twenty20 bowler and has made significant contributions to the Commonwealth Bank Southern Stars across all formats since her debut in 2010. Her international journey started with a bang, as she delivered a remarkable performance with figures of 2-18 off four overs in her first T20I, playing a pivotal role in the team’s four-wicket victory over New Zealand.
As a versatile all-rounder, Coyte offers medium-pace swing bowling and proves to be a valuable asset in the lower-order batting lineup. Her skills were evident in the 2014 ICC World T20, where she narrowly missed selection in the Team of the Tournament, despite finishing as the third-highest wicket-taker and taking three crucial scalps in the final match. This was a testament to her exceptional performance during the tournament.
Following her success at the World T20, Coyte continued to shine, claiming 13 wickets at an impressive average of 12.31 against Pakistan on home soil in 2014. Her consistent performances have earned her the fourth spot on the ICC Twenty20 bowlers rankings.
In 2015, after helping the Southern Stars reclaim the Ashes in England, Coyte made a strategic move to South Australia for the 2015-16 WNCL season. She signed with the Adelaide Strikers, further enhancing her cricketing journey. Coyte’s commitment and skills continue to make her an invaluable member of the team, and her presence significantly impacts the game’s outcomes.