(Last Updated on : 14/04/2017)
Women Cricketers in India from the 1970 showed their talent, but the women cricket tournaments are not popular even now-a-days. But the recent developments in Women Cricket is making it popular. There are various women cricket players in India. Some of them are Anjum Chopra, Sandhya Agarwal, Karu Jain, Jhulan Goswami, Mithali Raj, Nilima Jogalekar and Shantha Rangaswamy.
Shantha Rangaswamy is also popularly known as Shanta Rangaswamy. She was born on 1st January 1954 in the city of Madras now known asChennai
. She was a part of the women's cricket team and represented her country in 16 matches' from1976 to 1991, leading the side in 8 matches in 1976-77 and four in 1983-84.
Diana Fram Edulji was born on 26th January 1956 is a former Indian women Test cricketer. She was born in the city of Mumbai
and was drawn to sports from a very young age. During her growing up days she played with tennis ball in the colony where she lived. She then also went on to play table tennis and basket ball at the junior national levels, before shifting to cricket.
Sujata Sridhar was born on 25th December 1961 is a former ODI and Test cricketer who represented India. She played three tests and six ODI's and also played for Karnataka
and Tamil Nadu
in the domestic leagues.
Fowzieh Khalili was born on 10th October 1958 in the city of Chennai
. She represented India at the ODI and Test level and played her domestic cricket for the state of Tamil Nadu
. She played eight Tests and thirteen One Day Internationals matches.
Purnima Rau was born on 30th January 1967 in the city of Secunderabad
, Andhra Pradesh
. Purnima Rau is a former cricketer and was a part of the women's cricket team. She played Test cricket (5 matches between 1993 and 1995) and ODI cricket for India (33 matches between 1993 and 2000), and also captained Air India Women's cricket team in Indian domestic women's cricket. Rau captained the Indian team in 3 Test matches and 8 ODI matches.
Chandrakanta Kaul, who is also popularly known as Chandrakantha Aheer, was born on 21st January 1971, is an Indian former cricketer. She was born in the state of Punjab
, in the district of Jalandhar
. She played Women's Test cricket (5 matches between 1995 and 1999) and ODI cricket for India (31 matches between 1993 and 2000). She led the Indian team for 4 ODI and 1 Test match. She was an aggressive middle order batter; she played for Indian Railways in the women's domestic league.
Mamtha Maben, born on 15th November 1970 in Bengaluru
, is a popular name in the women cricket circuit in India. She is known for her innate cricketing skills. Her unique fielding style has own her lot of appreciation from all and sundry. Right from her childhood she had fascination for game of cricket, and always wanted to make a career out of the game. Statistics indicate that she has had a tremendous cricketing career over the years. She was made the captain of the women cricket team, and started out her captaincy stint in style against New Zealand. Mamatha Maben is better known for her middle order batting and medium pace bowling.
Neetu David is a current player of women cricket team. She plays as a left-arm spinner for Indian cricket
team. David happens to be the highest wicket taker in ODI and third highest wicket takers in Test matches. Having taken 8 for 53 versus England Women in 1995, she also has the numbers for best bowling analysis in women Test cricket matches. Though she retired from international matches in 2006, but she returned to the fray in 2008 again.
Rumeli Dhar, born on 9th December 1983, is an Indian Cricket Player
. Rumeli Dhar is known for her accurate medium pace bowling and is also a dependable middle order batter for India. Dhar, while playing for India has actually delivered many match winning knocks, but her great performance in the 2005 World Cup helped India to cement its place in the final against the mighty Australian Team.
Veda Krishnamurthy is based in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. She made her debut in international cricket in a one day international against England Women at Derby in Jun 30, 2011. She is a right-handed batsman and bowls right-arm legbreak.
Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian cricketer who has played in 2 Tests, 49 women's one-day internationals and 53 Twenty20 internationals for India.
Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini
Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini is an Indian cricketer who has played 38 women's one-day internationals for the Indian women's cricket team.
Smriti Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women's cricket team and she is the left hand batsman.
Jhulan Nishit Goswami
is hailing from Nadia District
, West Bengal
. She is an all round cricketer who plays for the India national women's cricket team, Bengal Women, East Zone Women as well as the Asia Women XI women's cricket team. On 1st February 2009, she was appointed to lead the team for the upcoming world cup.