Shikha Pandey (Cricketer) – Family, Career & Achievements

Shikha Subas Pandey (Shikha Pandey) age 28 (as on published date) Indian women cricketer was Born on 12 May 1989 in Karimnagar, Goa, India. At the age of 15, she played for Goa and became the first Indian (male or Female) to represent the state. In a Series against South Africa Shikha became the first women cricketer to smash half century and picked 3 wickets in the same match.

Shikha Pandey Felicitated by Indian Air Force

shikha pandey Felicitated by Indian Air force

shika pandey achievement

Physical Status

Height – 5.6″ (168 cm)

Weight – 60 kgs

Batting – Right-handed

Bowling – Right-arm medium

Role – Allrounder

Early Life & Family

Shikha Pandey did her schooling under the Central Board of Secondary Education, India. When she was 5 years Her father Subash Pandey (Teacher) brought her a cricket bat. which she used to play with local boys but her father never thought one day his daughter is going to represent India in Cricket.

Shikha Pandey with her Parents (family)


She is also Good at her Academics with 90% Aggregate and holds a degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from “Goa College of Engineering”.

Shikha Pandey Mother & Father

Shikha Pandey Mother & Father

In 2011, she joined Indian Air Force and became an Air traffic controller.
She was Inspired by Mithali Raj and Julian Goswami

Shikha Pandey in TV Show (The Lallantop)

shika pandey in TV Show (The Lallantop)

Mother – Susheela Pandey

Brother – Not Known

Sister – Not Known

Marriage – Not Married yet

Husband – N/A

Career & Achievements

Test debut – England Women v India Women at Wormsley, Aug 13-16, 2014

ODI debut – England Women v India Women at Scarborough, Aug 21, 2014

T20I debut – Bangladesh Women v India Women at Cox’s Bazar, Mar 9, 2014

At the age of 15, Pandey was selected to play for Goa in 2004. Later at the age of 17 for the 2007–08 season, she was selected to play for Goa’s Women Senior State Side.

CII felicitates Shikha Pandey

CII felicitates Shikha Pandey

Purnima Rao, former Indian women’s team captain and then Indian coach and south zone selector encouraged her and motivated her to play for India. During a south zone under-19 cricket tournament.

Pandey took a year off from her engineering course and played in Board President’s XI against the visiting England and West Indies teams in 2010 and January 2011 respectively.

Shikha Pandey in Test Match Against England

Shikha Pandey in test match against england

She is the first Goa-born player to play ODIs and international T20s and the 2nd player to play Test cricket, after Sardesai.

Shikha played the key role in India’s win against South Africa on 26 November 2014. She took 3 wickets and scored 59 runs.

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