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| On Mar 10, 2022 8:26 PM IST

1 to 100 jersey number in Indian Women Cricket Team

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It was the 1997 World Cup, where the women’s cricket started to get played with women sporting a coloured jersey. Then in the next edition of the ICC’s event in 2000, jersey numbers were introduced for the first time.

Indian Women Cricket Team jersey number

Initially, the jersey numbers were allotted in a random fashion, but as the time progressed, the cricketers have demanded particular jersey numbers owing to astrology and superstitions, and favouritism.

Here are the jersey numbers of Indian women cricket team players.

 

Player Jersey number
Rajeshwari Gayakwad 1
Anjum Chopra, Sneh Rana 2
Mithali Raj 3
Jemimah Rodrigues 5
Reema Malhotra, Deepti Sharma 6
Harmanpreet Kaur 84, 7
Ekta Bisht 8
Renuka Singh Thakur 10
Yastika Bhatia 11
Shikha Pandey 12
Richa Ghosh 13
Punam Raut 14
Shafali Verma 17
Smriti Mandhana 18
Radha Yadav 21
Pooja Vastrakar 23
Poonam Yadav 24
Jhulan Goswami 25
Meghna Singh 26
Sabbineni Meghana 27
Taniya Bhatia 28
Mona Meshram 30
Priya Punia 69
Veda Krishnamurthy 79
Harleen Deol 98

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Stories Behind Jersey Number of Indian Women Cricket Team

1. Harmanpreet Kaur- 84, 7

The Indian T20I Women team captain sported a jersey number 84 from her debut in 2009 until May 2021. The reasons for choosing the number 84, was the 1984 riots in Punjab. She dedicated all the victories to the victims of the riots. Then in May 2021, all the players were provided a fresh jersey numbers, and she started to wear a jersey number 7.

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2. Smriti Mandhana- 18

The left handed top order batter initially wanted a no. 7 jersey, which was wore by MS Dhoni in international cricket. This was due to her school role number was 7, but another player already had taken the number at the time of her debut. The team manager convinced Smriti Mandhana to take up the jersey number 18, which is sported by Virat Kohli. Since 2014, she has been wearing the 18 number jersey.

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Harshit Rathi

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