Indian women cricket team – Cricket in India is undoubtedly the most celebrated sports. In our Cricket crazy nation, the players enjoy stardom equal to the movie stars if not more. The Cricketers have a dedicated fan base and millions of followers in the virtual world. However, the same does not hold for the lady cricketers.
The women cricketers have not been a part of the star parade. But, with time, women’s cricket has been uplifted by many notches around the world. The international events are a regular feature for the ladies. With matches scheduled around the year, Women’s Cricket and the country’s support has become very pronounced.
1. Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana is the crush for guys around the world. With her looks, this lady cricketer has stolen the hearts of many youngsters. She is an active member of Team India and also taken part in the Women’s world cups. The girl from Maharashtra has featured in Maharashtra under 15 and 19 team. Smriti Mandhana had made her first international appearance for both limited-overs formats around 7 years back.
The prolific batswoman has been an active part of Team India. The left-handed batswoman has also featured in several international leagues. Smriti has won international awards and recognition.
2. Priya Punia
This beautiful lady cricketer made her first 20 over international appearance on 6 Feb 19 against the Kiwis. Priya Punia is a right-hander. The dashing women cricketer played her first 50 overs game against the Proteas last year.
She has been a regular in the Indian squad and capped for Team India for 127 ODI’s and 61 T20I’s since her international debut. This small towner from the Jaipur is sure to turn heads for the way she plays and for her attractive looks too.
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3. Veda Krishnamurthy
The beautiful and talented Veda Krishnamurthy is famous in the country for her daunting looks and cricketing skills. Coming from a small town of Karnataka, little did her parents know that she would represent India in the international format.
She started her training at the tender age of 13 in Cricket Academy, Bengaluru. Veda lead President XI in the first-ever exhibition match from between KSCA President XI vs KSCA Secretary XI. Veda is also one of the few cricketers to be selected for international franchise based cricket for Women.
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4. Harleen Deol
Harleen Deol, a fiercely attacking right-handed batswoman is a young and talented cricketer. This girl from Himachal Pradesh also occasionally bowls right-arm leg-spin. Harleen possesses good looks and exceptional cricketing skills. She has many fans in youngsters and a huge social media following as well. The girl from the land of mountains made her first 50 overs international appearance last year.
She debuted for the 20 overs format in the same year and against the same opponent. She was also named for Team India in ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The Himachali cricketer is also known for her dashing looks.
5. Mona Meshram
Mona Meshram is the first woman cricketer to represent India from the Vidarbha region. The lady cricketer is known for her batting style and good looks. Apart from being exceptionally talented she is known for being grounded and always remembers her roots.
To much surprise, she has also been a national level volleyball player before entering and taking the cricketing world by storm. She had a keen interest in sports and was guided and well supported by her parents. Mona is a sight to behold and enjoys the stardom both on and off-field.
6. Neha Tanwar
The girl from Naraina, New Delhi was a praiseworthy cricketer in her times. She was a regular in the national Woman’s Indian cricket team. Tanwar was a star performer in the domestic circuit back in 2004. This made her gain accolades and she was finally selected for Team India in 2011.
A right-handed batswoman is also a part-time off-break bowler. The Delhi girl has played in other teams before the international debut like Railways, India Red and India Women. Neha has also featured in more than 100 First-class matches.
7. Harmanpreet Kaur
A prolific all-rounder, Harmanpreet Kaur is an amazing cricketer. Kaur hails from the land of Punjab and has a lot of gusto when it comes to attacking cricket. Kaur is the captain of Team India in the 20 over format. She is the fastest Indian Woman cricketer to have a 100 plus score at the prestigious World’s T20 Internationals.
Harmanpreet was selected for the Indian team in the 20 overs and 50 overs format 9 years back. In 2013, Kaur was given the role of the skipper of Team India. Her looks and sporting spirit makes her have a loyal fanbase.
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8. Mithali Raj
Mithali Raj is counted as one of the best cricketers of all time not even in India but around the world as well. She is an opening batswoman and a right-hander. It is no surprise that the Tamil girl who had an Air Force background went on to score the highest runs in international cricket. She still has an unbeaten record of 6000 runs in the 50 over format.
Having received several awards and recognitions, however, the most prestigious awards are the Arjuna Award and Padma Shri in 2003 and 2015. The Tamil lady has played international cricket in all 3 forms. She has a huge fan following and despite the controversies around her, she remains the heartthrob of many youngsters.
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9. Jemimah Rodrigues
Jemimah Rodrigues from Bhandup, Maharashtra is a current member of Team India. She has a liking for sports from an early age and has participated in other sports as well. It is an interesting fact that Jemimah had also been a Hockey player for her state at the national level. She had also represented Maharashtra in the under 17 and 19 levels.
Along with the talented Mandhana, she is the second player to have a 200 plus score in the 50 over format. The Mumbai girl is famous amongst youngsters for her impeccable batting and good looks.
10. Tania Bhatia
Tania Bhatia from Punjab is a wicketkeeper-batsman for Team India. She has had 15 One Day International and 49 T20 International appearances for the national team. She has also played for Punjab and North Zone before representing India at the international level.
When the young girl was in her college she had got trained from Yograj Singh, currently, she is getting trained from the former Indian pacer, RP Singh. She joined Punjab under 19 team at 11 years and been a part of the state senior team in 16 years. Both the accolades are a record in itself. Tanya made her international debut of T20I and ODI’s 2 years back. The Punjabi girl was also selected for the T20 World Cup squad for India in 2020. She is among the 5 break out stars of 2018 according to ICC. She has many followers on the social media platform and a loyal fanbase in youngsters.
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