Yastika Bhatia

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Yastika Bhatia
Personal information
Full nameYastika Harish Bhatia
Born (2000-01-11) 11 January 2000 (age 22)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 132)21 September 2021 v Australia
Last ODI24 September 2021 v Australia
Source: Cricinfo, 24 September 2021

Yastika Bhatia is an Indian cricketer. She was born on 11 January 2000 in Baroda (now Vadodara), Gujarat.[1][2][3] Her father's name is Harish Bhatia.[4] She is an all-rounder in her cricket team. She is left hand batsman and slow left arm bowler.[5] She is also a wicket-keeper. Yastika was inspired by Smriti Mandhana and Adam Gilchrist. She is a fan of both of them.[2]

Education[change | change source]

Yastika was fond of cricket since childhood. She took up cricket at a very young age. Her father admitted her in the cricket academy. But at the same time she focused on her studies. She had scored 89 percent marks in class 12th. During this time her subject was science.[4]

Cricket career[change | change source]

Yastika was one among 25 other girls who were chosen from across India for the National Cricket Academy under 19 camp. She was named as the Captain of the West Zone Women's Cricket Team for her batting and wicket-keeping abilities.[2] Since then she had never looked back. In February 2021, she was selected for Indian women's cricket team for the first time for South Africa series but she could not wear the Indian cricket team jersey for some reasons.[4] But she did not lose her hope and played her first international cricket match on 21 September 2021 in the ODI series against Australia. She made 35 runs in 51 balls in her first match.[4][6][7][8] She was very surprised on her selection in Indian women's cricket team. She thanked her coach and club for the opportunity.[9] She had also played for the India A Women's team during their tour of Australia in December 2019.[10] She had also shown her game in the ACC Emerging Women's Asia Cup in the year 2019. India won this tournament and Yastika Bhatia was selected as the Player of the Tournament for her amazing peformance.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yastika Bhatia". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Young Batswoman from Baroda Is Breaking All Stereotypes". Book of Achievers. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  3. "Female Cricket interviews Yastika Bhatia – Baroda's teen sensation knocking Team India doors". Female Cricket. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Yastika Bhatia Biography:कौन है डेब्यू मैच से स्टार बनने वाली यास्तिका भाटिया? -". 26 September 2021. Retrieved 26 September 2021.
  5. "Yastika Bhatia profile and biography, stats, records, averages, photos and videos". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 25 September 2021.
  6. "Shikha Pandey, Taniya Bhatia left out of squads for home series against South Africa". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  7. "Swetha Verma, Yastika Bhatia earn maiden call-ups to India's ODI squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  8. "BCCI announces India women's ODI and T20I squads for South Africa series". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 27 February 2021.
  9. "It feels surreal: Yastika Bhatia on getting selected to the Indian cricket team". Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  10. "Baroda cricketer Yastika to play in India A team". Times of India. Retrieved 13 March 2021.