Smriti Srinivas Mandhana (Smriti Mandhana) was born on 18 July 1996, age (20, as on published date) was an Indian Women cricketer. This Left-hand opener batsman is a part of Indian International women cricket team at the age of 16 in 2013 and she was more encouraged by Indian women team captain Mithali Raj. Mandhana came into limelight in October 2013 when she became the first Indian woman to Knock a double-hundred in a one-day game (224* off 150 balls). Her Batting style Remembers the former players Sourav Ganguly and Adam Gilchrist.
Height – 5.4″
Weight – 54 kg
Batting style – Left-handed batsmen
Early Life & Family
Mandhana was born on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana. At the age of 2, her family shifted to Sangli in Maharashtra, where she completed her schooling. Her Family is of cricket blood where her father played cricket for district level, for Sangli. She was inspired by watching her brother Shravan who played for Maharashtra state Under-16s tournaments. At the early age of 9, she was selected for under-15 Team for Maharastra and at the age of 11, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
Mandhana with her Brother Shravan
Mandhana’s family is most encouraging towards her career into cricket. They closely involved in her cricketing activities. Her father Shrinivas, a chemical distributor, takes care of her cricket program, her mother Smita is in charge of her diet, clothing and other organizational aspects, and her brother Shravan still bowls to her in the nets.
In October 2013, Mandhana got her first break. She became the first Indian Women cricketer to score double hundred in ODI against Gujarat playing for Maharashtra, she scored an unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in the West Zone Under-19 Tournament, at the Alambic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.
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In the 2016 Women’s Challenger Trophy, Mandhana emerged as the tournament’s top-scorer by scoring With 192 runs including three half-centuries for India Red and helped her team win the Trophy by making an unbeaten 62 off 82 balls in the final against India Blue.
Smiriti Mandhana in Big Bash
In September 2016, Mandhana became one of the first two Indians to be signed up for the Brisbane Heat for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), and along with Harmanpreet Kaur, it was a one-year deal.
Playing against Melbourne Renegades in January 2017, she fell awkwardly while fielding after bowling the final ball of her over hurting her knee. She was ruled out of the rest of the tournament which she ended having scored 89 runs in 12 innings.
Mandhana made her Test debut in August 2014 against England at Wormsley Park. She scored 21 and 51 in her first and second innings which helped India to win the match. In the later innings, she shared in an opening-wicket partnership of 76 runs with Thirush Kamini, chasing 182.
Mandhana with Indian Team Mates
April 10, 2013, Smriti made her ODI debut against Bangladesh Women at Ahmedabad and scored 25 off 46 balls.
T20 debut on April 5, 2013, against Bangladesh at Vadodara and scored 39 off 53 balls.
Smriti Mandhana Receiving Player of the Match Award
In the year 2016 India tour of Australia, at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Mandhana Scored her Maiden International hundred scoring 102 off 109 balls in losing situation. Mandhana was the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.
Smriti Mandhana in her debut Test Match
During the WBBL in January she sustained, an anterior cruciate ligament rupture after recovering from an injury, Mandhana came into the team for the 2017 World Cup. During this 6 months period, she missed World Cup Qualifier and the Quadrangular Series in South Africa.
Smriti Mandhana Injury During WBBL (Big Bash)
Mandhana Century in 2017 Women Cup
She had given a good start to her re-entry into a team and world cup with scoring 90 gainst England at Derby, this helped India to register the win by 35 runs. In second group match aginst Westindians Mandhana guided India to the comfortable win by scoring unbeaten 106* and was named the player of the match.