Rachel Priest is a right handed batsman as well as wicketkeeper who has come through Central Districts. She was a part of the New Zealand A squad for the first time in January 2007. In her first match, she blasted 36 runs from 34 deliveries and due to this performance, she was promoted to the national team for the tours of England and Australia. Considering her batting skills, she can bat in the top six batsmen. However, during the last couple of seasons, she bats lower in the order due to which she can score quick runs late in the game.
She debuted in ODI cricket against Australia Women at Darwin (Gardens Oval) on 25th July 2007. She batted at the No. 7 position and scored 42 runs in 50 deliveries with the aid of 5 fours. While fielding, she took 1 catch. Australia Women won by 6 wickets with 25 balls remaining.
Rachel Priest has played in 20 ODIs and has batted in 16 innings. She has amassed 232 runs at a batting average of 23.20 and batting strike rate of 78.11. Her highest score is 42 and she has clobbered 1 sixer and 23 boundaries. As a wicketkeeper, she has taken 14 catches and stumped 8 times.