In March 2018, during the 2017–18 India women’s Tri-Nation Series, Schutt became the first bowler for Australia Women to take a hat-trick in WT20Is. The following month, she was one of the fourteen players to be awarded a national contract for the 2018–19 season by Cricket Australia. In June 2018, Schutt was named as the new captain of the South Australian Scorpions after the previous captain, Tegan McPharlin, chose to step down.
In October 2018, she was named in Australia’s squad for the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. Ahead of the tournament, she was named as one of the players to watch.
In November 2018, she was named in the Adelaide Strikers’ squad for the 2018–19 Women’s Big Bash League season. In April 2019, Cricket Australia awarded her with a contract ahead of the 2019–20 season. In June 2019, Cricket Australia named her in Australia’s team for their tour to England to contest the Women’s Ashes.
In September 2019, in the third match against the West Indies, Schutt became the first Australian bowler to take a hat-trick in WODIs, and the first female bowler to take two hat-tricks in international cricket.
In January 2020, she was named in Australia’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia. She finished as the leading wicket taker with 13 wickets in the tournament which also included taking 4/18 in the final.
In December 2017, she was named as one of the players in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year.
In June 2015, she was named as one of Australia’s touring party for the 2015 Women’s Ashes in England.
Megan Schutt (born 15 January 1993) is an Australian cricketer who has played for the Australia national women’s cricket team since 2012. Domestically, she plays for the South Australian Scorpions, for whom she debuted in 2009.
A right-arm fast-medium bowler, her debut came against New Zealand, a match in which she bowled expensively, conceding 33 runs from five overs. She collected two wickets in her next match, against the same opposition, and was rated by ESPNcricinfo’s review of women’s cricket in 2012 as a player to watch in the following year.
She was selected as part of Australia’s squad for the 2013 Women’s Cricket World Cup, something that ESPNcricinfo’s Jenny Roesler suggested was due to Australia’s lack of bowlers.