Smriti Mandhana

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Smriti Mandhana
Mandhana in 2019
Personal information
Full nameSmriti Shrinivas Mandhana
Born (1996-07-18) 18 July 1996 (age 27)
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleOpening Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 76)13 August 2014 v England
Last Test30 September 2021 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 106)10 April 2013 v Bangladesh
Last ODI22 July 2023 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.18
T20I debut (cap 40)5 April 2013 v Bangladesh
Last T20I24 September 2023 v Australia
T20I shirt no.18
Domestic team information
2016/17Brisbane Heat
2018/19Hobart Hurricanes
2018–2019Western Storm
2021–presentSouthern Brave
2021/22Sydney Thunder
2023–presentRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I WBBL
Matches 4 80 121 38
Runs scored 325 3,179 2,888 784
Batting average 46.42 42.95 27.24 24.50
100s/50s 1/2 5/26 0/22 1/4
Top score 127 135 87 114*
Balls bowled 28
Wickets 3
Bowling average 6.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 2/6
Catches/stumpings 1/– 25/– 29/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 September 2023
Medal record
Representing  India
Women's Cricket
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Team

Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana (18 July 1996) is an Indian cricketer. Smriti represents the Indian women's national team and took part in Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Women's Premier League (WPL). In 2018 Smriti received Arjuna, BCCI[1] and Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award awards.[2] In 2021, she became the Women's Cricketer of the year.[3]

Career[change | change source]

Smriti Mandhana’s father Shrinivas and brother Shravan both played cricket at the district level for Sangli and since she watched her brother closely playing for Maharashtra in the Under-16 tournament she too was inspired to play cricket.[4]

At the age of nine, Smriti Mandhana's introduction to cricket began when she decided to participate in cricket trials for enjoyment. Despite being naturally right-handed, she had observed her older brother's sessions closely enough to develop her skills as a left-handed batter. Her exceptional talent could be seen when, at the age of 11, she swiftly advanced to represent the Maharashtra Under-19 cricket team. Just four years later in 2011, she found herself a part of the senior team. In just her second match for Maharashtra, she made headlines as she scored an impressive 125 balls 155 runs against Saurashtra, marking her entry into the cricketing scene.[5]

On her debut test match against England, she scored a 50, playing a crucial hand in India's historic Test win in England in 2014.[6] Later she scored a brilliant century scoring 127 runs in the only Test against Australia, which was also the first century of her career and was awarded the Player of the Match. She also became the first Indian woman to hit a century in Day-night Tests.[7]

Achievements[change | change source]

Smriti Mandhana recieving the Arjuna Award in 2018

In July 2018, Smriti received the Arjuna Award from Indian minister of youth affairs and sports Kiren Rijiju, for her outstanding achievements in cricket.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kohli, Harmanpreet, Mandhana win top BCCI awards". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2018.
  2. "Smriti Mandhana wins Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  3. "Smriti Mandhana receives the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy as the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year 2021". Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  4. "The life-story of Smriti Mandhana". Female Cricket. 2022-07-18.
  5. "Women's World T20 2018: With experience of T20 leagues, explosive opener Smriti Mandhana could prove to be India's game changer - Firstpost". Firstpost. 2018-11-05. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  6. "Smriti Mandhana Profile - ICC Ranking, Age, Career Info & Stats". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  7. "India vs Australia women: Smriti Mandhana shatters array of records with maiden hundred in Pink-ball Test". India Today. Retrieved 2023-09-25.
  8. "Shri Kiren Rijiju gave Arjuna Awards to Smriti Mandhana and Rohan Bopanna". Retrieved 2023-09-25.

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