Who is Smriti Mandhana?
Smriti Mandhana is a name that has become synonymous with Indian women’s cricket. Born on July 18, 1996, in Mumbai, Maharashtra, she is one of the most talented and promising cricketers that India has produced in recent times. She is a left-handed opening batswoman who has made a name for herself with her aggressive style of play and ability to dominate the opposition bowlers.
The Smriti Mandhana’s cricketing journey began at the age of 9 when she started playing cricket with her brother. She soon joined a cricket academy and started training under Anant Tambvekar. She made her debut for the Indian women’s cricket team in April 2013, at the age of just 16, against Bangladesh in an ODI match. She made an instant impact by scoring a half-century in her debut match.
Indian women’s cricket team
Since then, Smriti has been a regular member of the Indian women’s cricket team and has played in all three formats of the game – Test, ODI, and T20. Her batting style is a treat to watch, as she has the ability to hit the ball hard and score runs at a brisk pace. She has scored over 2,000 runs in ODI cricket at an average of 43.23, including 4 centuries and 17 half-centuries. In T20 cricket, she has scored over 1,500 runs at an average of 25.08, including 1 century and 12 half-centuries.
Best Performance of Smriti Mandhana
One of Smriti’s most memorable performances came in the 2017 Women’s World Cup, where she scored 90 runs against England in the opening match. Her performance helped India post a competitive total of 281/3, which they eventually defended to win the match by 35 runs. She was also the leading run-scorer for India in the tournament, with 366 runs in 9 matches at an average of 45.75.
In recognition of her impressive performances, Smriti was named the Women’s Cricketer of the Year at the BCCI Annual Awards in 2018. She was also named the ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2018, becoming only the second Indian woman to receive the award after Mithali Raj.
Apart from her cricketing achievements, Smriti is also a role model for young girls who aspire to play cricket. She is known for her humility and grounded personality, and she often uses her platform to promote women’s cricket and encourage young girls to take up the sport.
In conclusion, Smriti Mandhana is a true gem of Indian women’s cricket, and her contribution to the sport has been invaluable. She has already achieved a lot in her career, and it is safe to say that there is much more to come from this talented left-handed batswoman.
Personal Information of Smriti Mandhana
|Full Name||Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana|
|Date of Birth||July 18, 1996|
|Place of Birth||Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra|
|Age||26 years, 231 days|
|Batting Style||Left-hand bat|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm offbreak|
|Playing Role||Opening batter|
|Teams||Brisbane Heat Women, India Green Women, India Women, Maharashtra Women, Royal Challengers Bangalore Women, Southern Brave (Women), Sydney Thunder Women, Trailblazers, Western Storm|
Recent matches of Smriti Mandhana
|RCB Women vs DC Women||35||05-Mar-2023||Brabourne||WT20|
|IND WMN vs AUS WMN||2||23-Feb-2023||Cape Town||WT20I # 1376|
|IND WMN vs IRE WMN||87||20-Feb-2023||Gqeberha||WT20I # 1373|
|IND WMN vs ENG WMN||52||18-Feb-2023||Gqeberha||WT20I # 1369|
|IND WMN vs WI WMN||10||15-Feb-2023||Cape Town||WT20I # 1364|
|IND WMN vs BDESH WMN||—||08-Feb-2023||Stellenbosch||OTHERT20|
|IND WMN vs AUS WMN||0||06-Feb-2023||Cape Town||OTHERT20|
|IND WMN vs SA WMN||0||02-Feb-2023||East London||WT20I # 1350|
|IND WMN vs WI WMN||5||30-Jan-2023||East London||WT20I # 1349|
|IND WMN vs SA WMN||0*||28-Jan-2023||East London||WT20I # 1348|
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