|Date of Birth||
March 8, 1989
Indian Women, India B Women, India Green Women, Punjab Women, Supernova, Sydney Thunder, and Railways Women Team.
Harmanpreet Kaur is an Indian international female cricketer, who plays for the national women’s cricket team of India since 2009. She is an all-rounder, who bowls off-break and currently represents the Sydney Thunders at the Women’s Big Bash League franchise.
Kaur is one of the most successful batting all-rounders of this country and the only female cricketer to score a century at the T20I format. She started working for the Indian Railway from 2014 after moving to Mumbai and continues her cricket career smartly along with her job.
Kaur began her cricket career during her school days and took the primary lessons from Gian Jyoti School Academy. Her father Harmandar Singh was an aspiring cricketer of his age and he gave Kaur her initial lessons of cricket at the beginning. She played a few domestic-level tournaments before her entry to the national team, made her international debut in 2009 at the age of 20.
Kaur made her ODI and T20I debut both in the same year but she had to wait for 5 more years for her test debut. Finally, she made it in August 2014 against England but played only 2 matches in her career, and became an integral part of the national women’s team of India since then only for limited-over formats. In 2018, she was named as the captain of Indian Women’s squad for the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 Tournament.
(as Compiled by Madhushree Das Ghosh)
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Debut Test Match: at Sir Paul Getty’s Ground Vs England on 13th of August in 2014
Last Test Match: at Srikantadatta Narasimha Raja Wadeyar Ground Vs South Africa on 16th of November in 2014
Debut ODI Match: at Bradman Oval Stadium Vs Pakistan on 7th of March in 2009
Last ODI: at Seddon Park Stadium Vs New Zealand on 1st of February in 2019
Debut T20I Match: at The Cooper Associates County Ground Vs England on 11th of June in 2009
Last T20I Match: at Seddon Park Stadium Vs New Zealand on 10th of February in 2019
She has scored 2244 runs in 93 matches in 10 years of ODI career at an average of 34.52 and strike rate of 68.72 including 3 hundreds and 11 fifties (as on July 19, 2019)
She has taken 22 wickets in 93 matches in 10 years of ODI career at an average of 46.90 (as on July 19, 2019)
|Achievements/Records Associated With||
First Woman Cricketer from India to score a century in a T20I match (in 2018)