The all-rounder made her debut for India in the year 2009.
Her batting and bowling prowess over the years got her in the limelight in International circuit, the latest feather on her cap being leading the Women’s team in the Asia Cup 2016 that emerged as winners. Earlier in 2016, Harmanpreet was also signed by Sydney Thunders in the Women’s Big Bash League.
DATE OF BIRTH: Mar 8, 1989
The 20-year old batter was the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
She won BCCI’s MA Chidambaram Trophy for best woman cricketer for the year 2013-14. Mandhana’s batting show also got her a contract with the Brisbane Heat team in Women’s Big Bash League in 2016. Blessed with a gift of timing, Mandhana’s batting is all about grace.
DATE OF BIRTH: Jul 17, 1996
The leg spinner from Uttar Pradesh is a vital cog in India’s wheel. Captain Mithali Raj banks on her to curb the flow of runs and even uses her in the initial overs if the opposition gets off to a quick start.
DATE OF BIRTH: Aug 24, 1991
One of the most elegant batters in world cricket, Mithali Raj first gave a glimpse of her class with her performance with the willow at a tender age of 19 where she scored 214 runs against England in the second and final Test at Taunton. Her calm and composed batting style has always grabbed eyeballs. She led India to their first World Cup final in 2005 and first-ever Test series victory in England in 2006.
DATE OF BIRTH: Dec 3, 1982
She won the ICC Women’s Player of the Year in 2007. She was also bestowed with the Arjuna Award in 2010 and Padma Shri award in 2012. Jhulan has been an inspiration to a generation of cricketers. The cricketer from Bengal led India in 25 ODIs from 2008-2011 is the leading wicket-taker in Womens’ ODIs in the world (195) and is five away from becoming the first woman to bag 200 wickets in ODIs.
DATE OF BIRTH: Nov 25, 1982
One of the senior members of the side, Bisht is another important member of India’s spin attack.
She uses her variations effectively and it is difficult to attack when she is bowling. In the recently concluded Asia Cup, captain Harmanpreet Kaur opened the bowling with her in the final against Pakistan and she picked two wickets from her four overs.
DATE OF BIRTH: Feb 8, 1986
A left-arm spinner and a fine fielder, Radha Yadav, made her India debut at the age of 18 when she played against South Africa in a T20I. Radha also is the first woman cricketer from Gujarat team to be picked in the Indian team. Radha, who played in the 2018 T20 World Championship, is also a part of India’s squad for the 2020 T20 World Cup to be played in Australia.
DATE OF BIRTH: Apr 21, 2000
Shikha was first selected for Goa in 2004, when she was all of 15.
Her interest in cricket became a passion and then a profession, as she made her way into the Indian playing XI in 2014. She then went on to be a part of the team playing the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh. She made a great start to her ODI career by hitting two half-centuries against South Africa in her first four matches in 2014.
DATE OF BIRTH: May 12, 1989
She is only 19, but has been playing International cricket with the highest maturity level.
The left-handed opener showed consistent performances in the three-match ODI series against the West Indies late last year. Also, a useful off spinner, Deepti picked 6/20 in a one-day international against Sri Lanka last year at Ranchi, the second-best figures by an Indian in women’s ODIs.
DATE OF BIRTH: Aug 24, 1997
The young charismatic batter from Maharashtra made her debut for the Indian Women’s team in February 2018.
Ever since her debut, Jemimah has been consistent with her performances in the international circuit and was also awarded Best Woman Cricketer award (Jr Domestic) at the BCCI awards for 2017-18 seasons.
DATE OF BIRTH: Sep 5, 2000
Taniya Bhatia, who hails from Punjab made her debut for India in February, 2018 in South Africa.
Taniya’s agility behind the stumps also landed her at a special training camp at the National Cricket Academy – under former India wicketkeeper-batsman Kiran More’s supervision. In her second ODI for India, Taniya lifted India to a respectable total with a 66-ball 68, her maiden international half-century. She then took two vital catches and pulled off a stumping during the end overs of Sri Lanka’s chase to hand India a seven-run win.
DATE OF BIRTH: Nov 28, 1997
The 24-year-old batter started her cricketing journey with the Karnataka Women’s team until she made her debut for India in 2011.
She is an excellent fielder in all positions and patrols the boundary really well. A stylish batter, she is quick between the wickets but can also hit the big shots. When the run-rate needs to be pushed, Krishanmurthy is the best for the job.
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 16, 1992
27-year-old Punam Raut has been a integral part of Mumbai and Railways’ women’s team.
The petite batter is a stylish player and can play the long innings. She has represented India in all three formats of the game. Raut, made her ODI debut in 2009 and has since been in the scheme of things for the national side. She has played 53 one-day internationals and scored 1567 runs.
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 14, 1989
Inducted in the senior women’s team as a T20 specialist, Anuja Patil made her T20I debut in 2012 against England Women in Sri Lanka.
While Patil has been a go-to bowler to provide breakthroughs, she has also been handy with the bat of late.
DATE OF BIRTH: Jun 28, 1992
The 23-year old right-arm pacer from Punjab made her ODI debut during the ICC Women’s World Cup qualifiers in Colombo.
Ahead of the ICC Women’s World Cup, 2017 she also played for India in the Quadrangular series in South Africa.
DATE OF BIRTH: Aug 18, 1993
Dayalan Hemalatha, a right-hand batter and a right-arm off-spinner, made her India debut in Galle in 2018 when she was picked in the team to face Sri Lanka.
DATE OF BIRTH: Sep 29, 1994
The right-arm medium-fast bowler, Arundhati Reddy, first played for India when the team faced Sri Lanka at Katunayake. Arundhati plays her First Class cricket for Hyderabad.
DATE OF BIRTH: Oct 4, 1997
Left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gayakwad is an economical bowler. Since making her ODI debut in 2014 she has been a consistent performer for the side. She has represented India in all three formats.
Through India’s preparations for the Women’s World Cup, 2017 she was integral part of the squad. She was one of their strike bowlers when India beat West Indies in the beginning of the 2016-17 season. Hailing from Karnataka, the 26-year old had four, four-wicket hauls ahead of the ICC tournament.
DATE OF BIRTH: Jun 1, 1991
19-year old Pooja Vastrakar, who hails from Madhya-Pradesh made her debut for the senior women’s team in February 2018 in South Africa.
Her coach in a boys training camp picked up this lean and petite batter and since then there has been no looking back for the teenager. Pooja started playing cricket as a batter, but her medium pace was what attracted her coach, who then helped her in honing her bowling skills. Pooja played a key role in the Asia Cup for Women held in Malaysia this year and is also known for her formidable fielding skills.
DATE OF BIRTH: Sep 25, 1999
Shafali Verma, at 15, became the youngest Indian to play a T20I when she made her debut against South Africa in Surat in 2019. The swashbuckling right-handed batter, in her young international career, has thus far scored two fifties.
DATE OF BIRTH: Jan 28, 2004