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Merissa Aguilleira (Trinidian sportswoman), Husband, Age, Records, Photos, Birthday, and More

By Saina Fatima

Merissa Aguilleira

Trinidadian sportswoman, Merissa Ria Aguilleira, has played for West Indies Women’s Cricket Team and for Trinidad and Tobago women’s cricket team. Selectors identified her leadership skills, after that she captained West Indies in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup. In 2013, Merissa also led West Indies in World Cup Final.

She is very spiritual and believes that ‘God is in control’. She started playing cricket in primary school. Aguilleira is among those players with an excellent cricketing mind and the fact is proved by her captaining results. The former captain was a member of the 2016 T20 World Cup-winning team that took place in India.

She retired from International Cricket in April 2019. After retirement, she plans on becoming a qualified physical trainer and having her own beauty salon.

Name: Merissa Ria Aguilleira

Nickname: Merissa

Role: Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5 feet 5 inches

Weight (approx.): NA

Hair Colour: Black

Personal Life

Date of Birth: December 14, 1985

Age (as on July 2019): 33 years 7 months

Birth Place: Trinidad

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago

School: Marac Baptist Primary and Moruga Secondary School.

College: NA

Educational Qualifications: NA

Family

Father: NA

Mother: Pamela

Sister: Jeselle Aguilleira and Melissa Aguilleira

Cousin: Denyse Aguillera

Coach/Mentor: NA

Religion: NA

Cricket Career

International Debut

ODI: Netherlands Women v West Indies Women at Utrecht, Jul 2, 2008

T20I: South Africa Women v West Indies Women at Taunton, Jun 11, 2009

Jersey Number: 7

Major Teams: Trinidad & Tobago Women, West Indies Women

Records

MAN OF THE MATCH: ODI – 0, T20I – 1

CAREER SPAN: [ODI, 2008 – 2018], [T20I, 2009 – 2019]

Preferences

Hobbies: Dancing, spending time with family

Favourite Cricketers: Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka

Favourite Sportspersons: Christiano Ronaldo

Boyfriend, Spouse, and Children

Marital Status: In a relationship

Boyfriend: Krishmar Santokie (West Indies left-arm medium-pacer)

Awards and recognitions

In 2013, at the First Citizens Sports Foundation Awards ceremony, Merissa Aguilleira was nominated for Sportswoman of the Year

Controversies

NA

Lesser Known Facts

From 2007-2015, Aguilleira was West Indies captain leading the team for nearly eight years.

Saina Fatima