Harmanpreet Kaur Indian Women Cricketer

Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar (Harmanpreet Kaur) was born on 8 March 1989 in Punjab, age (28 years as per published date) was an Indian Women Cricketer and she was limelight herself in India’s 2009 World T20 Squad. Harmanpreet was named as captain for the final match of the Twenty20 Women’s Asian Cup 2012 since captain Mithali Raj was out due to an injury. She made her debut as captain against Pakistan Women Cricket Team.

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur Marriage

She was not married yet

Physical Status

Height – 5.3”

Weight – 54 kg

Playing Role – Allrounder

Batting Style – Right-Handed Bat

Bowling Style – Right-Arm Off break

Early Life & Family

Harmanpreet Kaur was born on 8 March 1989 to Harmandar Singh and Satinder Kaur in Moga. Her father was a basketball and volleyball player so the passion for the game rubbed off on his daughter. They have baptized Sikhs. Harmanpreet Kaur has younger sister Hemjeet. She completed her Post-graduation in English and works as an assistant professor at Guru Nanak College in Moga.

Harmanpreet Kaur Unseen Photos

In July 2017 after she played a key role in the team’s run to the World Cup Final.  Harmanpreet Kaur has been appointed as DSP with the Punjab Police. She was earlier employed by Western Railway.

In a tweet, Harmanpreet wrote, “Excited about joining @PunjabPolice as DSP. Thank you, Chief Minister, @capt_amarinder Ji for pursuing my bond waiver with @RailMinIndia. Your support & encouragement will always keep me motivated to deliver my best. And thank you also, @PiyushGoyal Ji, for your help in the matter.

Harmanpreet with her Parents

She took the cricket after joining the Gian Jyoti School Academy, 30 kilometers away from her residence in Moga, where she trained with Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi. Harmanpreet Kaur used to play with men in the growing days of her career. She moved to Mumbai in 2014, where She started working for the Railways of India. Harmanpreet was inspired by Virender Sehwag.

Virender Sehwag

Career

Domestic career

At age 20, Harmanpreet Kaur made her ODI debut against archrival Pakistan in March at the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup played at Bradman Oval, Bowral and debuted at Twenty20 International at ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2009 against women from England in June 2009, Taunton where he scored 8 runs of 7 balls. People noticed that Kaur’s ability to hit the ball was seen when she played fast 33 innings against the women of England in a T20I in Mumbai in 2010.

International at ICC Women's World Twenty20

Harmanpreet as a Captain

The final match of 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup Kaur was named as an Indian women’s captain because as Captain Mithali Raj and Vice Captain Jhulan Goswami was out due to injuries. She made debut as a captain against the Pakistan Women’s as India defended 81 runs and won the Asian Cup.

Harmanpreet as a Captain

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In March 2013, she was appointed ODI captain of  India women’s when Bangladesh women’s toured India. In the series, Kaur obtained his second ODI century in 2nd ODI. Kaur finished the series 195 runs at an average of 97.50 with a century and a fifty along with 2 wickets.

International Career

In January 2016, Kaur helped India win series in Australia, in addition to scoring 31-ball with 46 runs in the highest pursuit in India’s history at T20 International. She continued her form in the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 of 2016, where Harmanpreet scored 89 runs and took seven wickets in four games.

Harmanpreet Kaur with Indian Women’s Cricket team

Harmanpreet Kaur with Indian Women’s Cricket team

International Debut

Test – 13 August 2014 vs England Women in Wormsley

ODI – 7 March 2009 vs Pakistan Women in Bowral

T20 – 11 June 2009 vs England Women in Taunton

Harmanpreet Kaur in Big Bash

In June 2016, she became the first Indian cricket player signed by a Twenty20 franchise abroad. Sydney Thunder, champion of the Big Bash League, signed her for the 2016-17 season. On July 20, 2017, she scored 171 * (115) against Australia in the semifinals of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup in Derby.

Harmanpreet Kaur in Big Bash

The 171 * of Kaur is currently the second-best score of an Indian batter in one-day women’s international matches, behind the 188 races of Deepti Sharma. In July 2017, Harman became the second batter of India to be among the top 10 of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings after Mithali Raj.

Harmanpreet Kaur in Traditional Look

Awards

The allrounder of the Indian Women’s Cricket team was awarded by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports as a Prestigious Arjuna Award for Cricket in the year 2017.

Harmanpreet Kaur Receiving Arjuna Award

Awards

Harmanpreet Holds Record in 2017 Women Cup

In December 2017, she was named one of the players of the ICC Women’s T20I team of the year. Kaur also holds the record for the highest individual score for India in the history of the Women’s Cricket World Cup.

Harmanpreet Holds Record in 2017 Women Cup

Now she holds the record for recording the highest individual score in history in a knockout stage of a Women’s World Cup match (171 *) that exceeds the previous record of 107 * of Karen Rolton. Harmanpreet Kaur was part of the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup where the team lost against England in nine runs.

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