Isabelle Wong is a British cricketer who has played in all formats of cricket for England’s national team. She is regarded as one of the best-emerging pacers in England. She has played in many cricket tournaments across the world.
Isabelle Eleanor Chih Ming Wong aka Isabelle Wong aka Issy Wong was born on Wednesday, 15 May 2002 (age 20 years; as of 2022) in Chelsea, London, England. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She moved to Warwickshire at the age of 5 and started attending Bentley Heath Primary School in Solihull, where she later got enrolled in a cricket program named Chance to Shine which was conducted after the school timings. She was one of the two girls out of a group of 50 boys. She joined the Knowle and Dorridge Cricket Club near her house at the age of eight. She started attending Shrewsbury School in 2015 and studied there till 2020. She pursued an undergraduate degree in finance and management at the University of Birmingham in May 2021.
Isabelle Wong when she was 10 years old
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx.): 50 kg
Hair Colour: Black (Blonde Highlights)
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Dom Wong, and her mother’s name is Rachael. Her father belongs to South East Asia with a connection to Hong Kong. Her mother belongs to Yorkshire and is a freelance writer who writes on cricket-related topics. She has a brother named Buster Wong.
Isabelle Wong’s father, Dom, Isabelle Wong, Isabelle Wong’s brother, Buster, and Isabelle Wong’s mother, Rachael (left to right)
Husband & Children
She is unmarried.
Other Family Members
Her family discovered other prominent family members when she took up cricket professionally. Her two grand uncles played for Hong Kong’s national cricket team which included Donald Anderson, who debuted for the Hong Kong team at the age of seventeen, was a member of the Hong Kong Army and was killed by a Japanese sniper in the Battle of Hong Kong in 1941. She had a great-grandmother named Phyllis Nolasco da Silva who recruited and ran a network of spies in China to help British forces during the Second World War after Anderson’s death. Silva was awarded King’s Medal for service in the Cause of Freedom, the highest civilian wartime award of the UK after the war.
She is single.
At the age of nine, she was selected for the Warwickshire under-11 team.
A photo of Isabelle Wong when she played for the Warwickshire Under-11 team
She was one of the founder members of the women’s section of the Berkswell Cricket Club, established in 2015. She was selected for the School Games National Cricket Finals in 2018. She played for the Worcestershire team in 2018. She became the first girl player of Shrewsbury School’s Boys 1st XI in 2019. She was a member of the Warwickshire senior team which won the 2019 Women’s T20 Cup and the under-17 team which won the national competition in 2019. She signed a contract with the West Midlands regional hub in 2020. She played in the inaugural edition of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for Central Sparks in 2020. She signed a full-time domestic contract with England and Wales Cricket Board in December 2020. For the 2019-20 season, she was selected for the England Academy squad. She emerged as the third-highest wicket-taker with 14 wickets in the 2021 Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy.
Isabelle Wong (standing, second from right) with Warwickshire teammates
She was selected for the England A for the series against Australia in December 2021.
She played her debut test match on 27 June 2022 against South Africa at Taunton, England and took 3 wickets.
MAIDEN ENGLAND WICKET FOR WONGI!!!!
Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/j2vpS7MUpb
🏴 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 | @Wongi95 pic.twitter.com/qs5W08KY6I
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 27, 2022
She played her debut ODI match on 15 July 2022 against South Africa in Bristol, England and took 3 wickets.
She played her debut T20I match on 21 July 2022 against South Africa at Chelmsford, England and gave 19 runs in four overs without any wicket.
In the 2019 Women’s Cricket Super League, she played for Southern Vipers. She played in the 100 ball tournament The Hundred for Birmingham Phoenix in 2020, 2021, and 2022 seasons.
Isabelle Wong playing for Birmingham Phoenix
Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL)
She played for Sydney Thunder in the 2021-22 WBBL season and took 7 wickets in the season. In a match against Adelaide Strikers on 9 November 2021, she scored 43 runs off 17 balls which included 6 sixes. She signed up with Hobart Hurricanes for the 2022-23 WBBL season; however, she did not play that season due to being injured.
Indian Women’s Premier League (WPL)
In the 2023 auction of the WPL, she was acquired by Mumbai Indians for her base price of Rs 30 Lakh (£30,000).
- She is fondly called Issy by her fans and teammates.
- Her favourite cricketer is Katherine Sciver-Brunt, and her favourite person is Fernando Torres.
- Her favourite film is Cars, and her favourite character in the movie is Lightning McQueen.
- She is a football lover, and her favourite team is Liverpool.
- She can solve Rubik’s Cube in 33 seconds which she demonstrated during the final of the 2019 Women’s Cricket Super League.
⌛️ Just 33 seconds!
17-year old Isabelle Wong was speedsolving the Rubik’s Cube during #KSLFinalsDay ⚡️
📺: @ECB_cricket pic.twitter.com/SQKIJSxtgb
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) September 2, 2019