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WWC17 : All you need to know about the Indian women’s team

The 15 Indian Women’s Cricket squad will take part in the 11th edition of ICC women’s World Cup to be held at England from 23rd to 24th July.

There is a mix of experience and youth in this team which will be led by experienced Mithali Raj. We look at everything you need to know about the Indian women’s team playing in the World Cup.

  1. Deepti Sharma
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Deepti Sharma is a young and talented cricketer from Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh. She is currently 19 years old. The left-handed batter opens the innings and also bowls right-arm off break. Her first match for team India was against South Africa on 28th November 2014. Since then she has played a total of 21 One day Internationals and 5 T20 matches for the country. Her best score in One-day International has been 188 against Ireland with 1 century and 5 half centuries.

In the 21 matches she has bowled, Deepti Sharma has taken 48 wickets with the best figures of 6/20 at an economy of 3.10. Apart from that in the 5 T20 matches, she has played for India, Deepti has taken 5 wickets only.

  1. Punam Raut
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Punam Raut made has played 2 test matches, 44 One day Internationals and 35 T20 matches for team India. She was born on 14th October 1989 and currently 27 years of age. The right-handed bat and best score in Test matches have been 130 with an average of 48.66. She has not bowled in test matches. She bowls right arm off break.

She made her ODI debut for India against West Indies in 2009. Since then she has played 44 One day Internationals in which the right-handed batter has scored 1186 runs with the best score of 109*. Her average comes to 30.41 with 1 century and 8 half centuries hitting 147 fours, 1 six. While bowling she has taken only 1 wicket.

In the T20 format, she has scored 719 runs with the best score of 75 with an average of 27.65. She has 4 fifties to her name. While bowling she has taken 3 wickets with the best figures of 3/12. Her economy comes to 4.12.

  1. Smriti Mandhana
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Smriti Mandhana the third opener in the squad for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 is a left handed batter. She has played 2 test matches, 23 One day Internationals and 27 T20 matches for team India.

In the 2 test matches she has played, Smriti has scored 81 runs with the best score of 51 with an average of 27

She made her ODI debut against Bangladesh in 2013. Since then she has played 23 matches scoring 701 runs with the highest score of 102. Her average comes to 30.47 with 1 century and 5 half-centuries to her name hitting 89 fours and 2 sixes. In the field, she has taken 7 catches.

In T20 format, she has played 27 matches since her debut in 2013 against Bangladesh. She has scored 424 runs with the best score of 52 at an average of 17.66.

  1. Mithali Raj
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Mithali Raj is the most experienced player and captain of current Indian team who will be leading in the 2017 Women’s World Cup. She is currently 2nd in leading runs scorer during women’s cricket and a right handed bat. She made her debut in 1999 and playing till now.

She has played 10 test matches, 177 One day Internationals and 63 T20 matches for team India.  Her test debut was against England in 2002. Since then she has played 10 test matches scoring 663 runs with the best score of 214 at an average of 51.00, with 1 century and 4 half-centuries to her name. In the field, she has 11 catches.

Raj made her ODI debut against Ireland in 1999 and has played 177 One day Internationals. She has scored 5781 runs with the best score of 114* at an average of 52.08. In his ODI career the right-handed batter has 5 centuries and 46 half centuries, also 44 catches to her name. Her best figure in ODI format has been 3/4 as she bowls part time leg break.

She made her T20 debut against England in 2006. Since then she has played 63 matches scoring 1708 runs with the best score of 73* at an average of 37.95.

  1. Harmanpreet Kaur
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Harmanpreet Kaur a good all-rounder who can bat and the bowl will play an important role in this Women’s World Cup 2017. She has played a total of 2 test matches, 69 One day Internationals and 68 T20 matches for team India.

She has scored only 26 runs in the 2 test matches played but picked 9 wickets with best figures of 5/44. Her average comes to only 8.66. Her ODI debut was against Pakistan in March 2009. In the 69 ODI matches she has played, the all-rounder has scored 1666 runs with the best score of 107*at an average of 34.00. Apart from that, she has taken 14 wickets with the best figures of 2/16 at an economy of 5.16.

Harmanpreet Kaur made her T20 debut against England in 2009. She has scored 1223 runs from 68 matches with the best score of 77 at an average of 24.95. Apart from Kaur has taken 15 wickets with the best figures of 4/23 at an economy of 5.92.

  1. Veda Krishna Murthy
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VedaKrishna Murthy is currently 24 years old also, born on 16th October 1992. She is a right-handed bat and comes in the middle order, also bowls right-arm leg break. Veda has played 34 ODIs and 37 T20 matches so far.

She made her ODI debut against England in 2011 and since then she has played 34 ODI Matches in which the middle order batter has scored 525 runs with the best score of 71. Her average comes to 26.25 with 5 half centuries to her name hitting 53 fours and 3 sixes. While bowling she has taken 3 wickets with the best figures of 2/14 with an economy of 3.05.

Veda made her T20 debut for team India in Jan 2011. She has played 37 T20 matches since her debut and scored 470 runs with the best score of 50 at an average of 16.78 with 1 half century. While bowling she has not picked any wicket.

  1. Mona Meshram
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Mona Meshram is currently 25 years old who can bat right handed and bowl right arm medium pace. She has played 18 ODI matches and 8 T20 matches since her debut.

Her debut ODI match came against Ireland in 2012. Since then she has played 18 ODI matches scoring 316 runs with the best score of 78* at an average of 22.57 with 3 half centuries to her name. While bowling Mona has not had enough with only 1 wicket at a good economy of 4.11.

Mona Meshram made her T20 debut against England in 2012. Since then she has played 8 T20 matches scoring just 79 runs with the best score of 29. In bowling, the right arm medium bowler could pick 1 wicket.

  1. Shikha Pandey
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Shikha Pandey is currently 28 years old. She is a right-handed bat and right arm medium pace bowler. Pandey is one of the members to be a part of the squad which has played 2 test matches for India.

Shikha has played 25 One day Internationals and 22 T20 matches for team India since her debut. She made her ODI debut against England in 2014. In the 25 ODI matches she has played, Shikha has scored 335 runs with the best score of 59 at an average of 30.45, 2 half centuries to her name. She is a new ball bowler and has taken 37 wickets with best figures of 4/34 at an economy of 3.59 runs per over.

She made her T20 debut against Bangladesh in 2014. Since then she has played 22 T20 matches scoring 140 runs with the best score of 26* at an average of 14.00 only. While bowling she has taken 12 wickets with best figures of 3/31 at an economy of 6.29 runs per over.

  1. Sushma Verma
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Sushma Verma is 24 years old and right handed bat. She is the wicketkeeper of the team. So far in her career, the young talented cricketer from Himachal Pradesh has not enough chances to bat. She made her ODI debut in 2014 against South Africa. In the 20 matches she has played, Verma has got chances 8 times with the best score of 4*.

She made her T20 debut against Bangladesh in 2013 and has got chances to bat in 6 innings out of 19 matches with the highest score of 12 at an average of 10.33.

  1. Jhulan Goswami
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Jhulan Goswami the leading wicket taker in women’s ODI cricket is the second most experienced player for team India in this Women’s World Cup. She is 34 years old, who is a right-handed bat and right arm medium pace bowler.

Like Mithali Raj she has played 10 test matches taking 40 wickets with best figures of 5/25 in an innings with an economy of 2.02 taking 4 wickets twice, 5 wickets haul thrice and 10 wickets in a match once. While batting she has scored 283 runs with the best score of 69 at an average of 25.72.

The tall right pace bowler from Nadia, Bengal made her ODI debut way back in 2002 against England. Since then she has played a total of 155 One day Internationals taking 185 wickets with best figures of 6/31 at an economy of 3.19. She has taken 4 wickets twice and 2 five wickets haul 2. While batting she has scored 927 runs with the best score of 57 at an average of 13.63.

She made her T20 debut for India in 2006 against England. Since her T20 debut she has played 60 T20 matches taking 50 wickets with best figures of 5/11 at an economy of 5.25, also five wickets haul once. While batting she has scored 391 runs with the best score of 37* at an average of 11.17.

  1. Mansi Joshi
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Mansi Joshi will be playing her first 50 over World Cup for team India. She is currently 23 years old coming from Haryana, has played 5 ODI matches and 1 T20 match. Her job is to bowl right-arm medium pace who is a right handed bat.

She has made her ODI debut against Ireland in 2017. She has played 5 matches taking 3 wickets with best figures of 3/25 at an economy of 2.55 while in batting Mansi has not a chance to bat. While she has only played 1 T20 match in which she has taken 1 wicket only giving away 8 runs.

  1. Ekta Bisht
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Ekta Bisht has the experience of playing for team India for a long time. She has left arm orthodox bowler who could bat left handed lower down the order. Ekta is currently 31 years old and has played 1 test match taking 3 wickets with an economy of 1.15 runs per over.

She made her ODI debut in 2011 against England. Since then Ekta has played 40 ODI matches taking 62 wickets with the best figures of 5/8 at an economy of 3.34, 5 wickets haul once. While batting she has scored 125 runs with the best score of 18.

Ekta made her T20 debut in 2011 against Australia. Since then she has played 36 T20 matches taking 45 wickets with best figures of 4/21 at an economy of 4.62 while batting the left-handed bat has scored 37 runs only.

  1. Rajeshwari Gayakwad
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Rajeshwari Gayakwad hailing from Bijapur is a left-arm orthodox bowler and a right-handed bat. She has played only 1 test match in which she has taken 5 wickets.

She made her ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2014. Since then the left arm spinner has played 27 ODI matches taking 47 wickets with the best figures of 4/18 at an economy of 3.24, four wickets haul once. While bowling her score has been 5 as she comes at the tail.

Gayakwad made her T20 debut against Sri Lanka in 2014 and has played 13 matches taking 15 wickets with the best figure of 3/17 at an economy of 6.25 while batting her best score has been 5*.

  1. Poonam Yadav
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Poonam Yadav another young talented cricketer who is a right-handed bat and bowls right-arm leg break googly. She is currently 25 years of age coming from Agra, UP.

She made her ODI debut against South Africa in 2013 and since then Poonam has played 14 matches taking 22 wickets with best figures of 4/13 at an economy of 3.21, 4 wickets haul twice. While batting she has scored only 35 runs.

Her T20 debut was against Bangladesh in 2013 and since then she has played 23 matches taking 34 wickets with best figures of 3/13 at an economy of 5.29 while batting she has scored only 8 runs. Apart from 14 ODI matches, 23 T20 matches, she has played 1 test match also.

  1. Nuzhat Parveen
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Nuzhat Parveen has not had enough experience with team India squad. She is a right-handed bat who does not bowl, playing only 1 ODI and made her T20 debut against West Indies in 2016. In the T20 format, she took 1 wicket from 3 matches.

Indian Women”s World Cup schedule :

  1. Indian Women vs. England Women (24th June)- County Ground, Derby
  2. Indian Women vs. West Indies Women ( 29th June)- The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
  3. Indian Women Pakistan Women  ( 2nd July)- County Ground, Derby
  4. Indian Women vs. Sri Lanka Women (5th July)- County Ground, Derby
  5. Indian Women vs. South Africa Women (8th July)- Grace Road, Leicester
  6. Indian Women vs. Australia Women ( 12th July)- County Ground, Bristol
  7. Indian Women vs. New Zealand Women (15th July)- County Ground, Derby.