Harmanpreet Kaur is India’s latest hot news from the Indian Cricket. After producing one of the greatest ever ODI knocks in women’s cricket and leading India into the ICC World Cup final, Harmanpreet has become a national superstar. Here is a list of few facts about the Indian women’s cricket team vice captain.
Kaur was born on 8 March 1989 to Harmandar Bhullar, a volleyball and basketball player. She became interested in cricket after joining the Gian Jyoti School Academy.
2.The Big Step
She made her ODI debut at age of 20 against arch-rivals Pakistan women’s in March 2009, in the 2009 Women’s Cricket World Cup played at Bradman Oval, Bowral. In the match, she bowled 4 overs conceding 10 runs.
In June 2009, she made her Twenty20 International debut in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 against England women’s at County Ground, Taunton where she scored 8 runs off 7 balls.
4.Captain of T20 Team
She was named as Indian women’s captain for the 2012 Women’s Twenty20 Asia Cup final, as captain Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami were out because of injuries. She made her debut as captain against Pakistan women’s as India defended 81 runs thus won Asia Cup.
5.Climbing Up the Ladders
In March 2013, she was named ODI captain of India women’s when Bangladesh women’s toured in India. In the series, Kaur scored her second ODI century in 2nd ODI.
6.Test Match Debut
In August 2014, she was one of the eight debuts that played against England women cricket team in a Test match at Sir Paul Getty’s Ground, Wormsley.
7.Working for Railway
She moved to Mumbai in 2014 where she began working for the Indian Railways.
8. 9 Wickets in a Test Match
In November 2015, she took 9 wickets in a Test match against South Africa women cricket team played at Gangothri Glades Cricket Ground, Mysore and helped India to win the match by an innings and 34 runs.
9.India’s Highest Ever Run Chase
In January 2016, she helped India to win series in Australia as well as scored a 31-ball 46 runs in India’s highest ever chase in T20 internationals.
10. Big Bash
In June 2016, she became the first Indian cricketer to be signed by an overseas Twenty20 franchise. Sydney Thunder, the Women’s Big Bash League champions, signed her for the 2016–17 season.
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