Life of Smriti Mandhana When She was Young
Smriti Mandhana, a young talented Indian Cricketer, was born on the 18th of July 1996 in Mumbai.
Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana (born 18 July 1996) was an Indian cricketer who is a member of the Indian women’s national team. BCCI declared Smriti Mandhana the top Women’s International Cricketer In June 2018. In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) gave her the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award, recognising the top female player of the year. Also, she was designated by the ODI Cricketer of the Year from ICC at the same time.
Smriti Mandhana’s moved to Madhavnagar, Sangli, in Maharashtra when she was just two years old, where she finished her education. Her dad and her older brother, named Shravan, played at the district level for Sangli.
The young girl was inspired by her older brother after watching him play in the Maharashtra state tournaments for the Under-16. At age nine, she was picked for Maharashtra’s Under-15 team. At the age of 11, she was selected to join the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
Mandhana’s family is heavily involved in her cricketing pursuits. Her father, Shrinivas, who is the chemical distributor, oversees the running of her cricket team and her mother, Smita, is responsible for her diet, her clothes and other aspects of the organisation and her brother Shravan still plays with her on the nets.
Smriti Mandhana Domestic career
Her breakthrough came in October 2013 as she became the only Indian woman to reach the double-hundred mark in a one-day cricket match. While playing with Maharashtra against Gujarat, She recorded an unbeaten 224 runs on 150 balls at the West Zone Under-19 Tournament at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.
At the 2015 Women’s Challenger Trophy, Mandhana scored three half-centuries for India Red in as many matches and helped her team win the trophy by scoring an unbeaten 62 from just 82 bats in the championship match against India Blue. With her 192 runs, she emerged as the tournament’s top scorer.
In September of 2016, Mandhana was signed up to a one-year agreement with Brisbane Heat for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), and Harmanpreet Kaur was one of the first two Indians to sign to the League.
In match in the match against Melbourne Renegades in January 2017, She fell awkwardly while playing the field after throwing the last ball over, which injured her knee. She was disqualified from the remainder of the tournament, and she was able to finish the game with 89 runs over 12 innings.
In June 2018, Mandhana signed for Kia Super League current champions Western Storm, becoming the first Indian to join the League. In November of 2018, she received selected as a member of the Hobart Hurricanes’ squad. Hobart Hurricanes squad for the 2018-19 Women’s Big Bash League season.
Smriti Mandhana International career
Mandhana made her debut as a Test player in August 2014, playing England at Wormsley Park in England. She assisted her team in winning the match with scores of 22 and 51 in her second and first innings, respectively. In the final innings, she was part of an opening wicket partnership of 76 together with Thirush Kamini and chased 182.
In the second ODI match in India’s tour to Australia in 2016 on the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Mandhana achieved her first 100 international (102 from 109 balls) but in a losing cause. Mandhana became the first Indian player named a member of the ICC Women’s Team of the Year in 2016.
Mandhana joined the team during Mandhana was selected for the World Cup in 2017. After recovering from an injury that she sustained the year because of anterior ligament of the cruciate rupture while playing with the WBBL in January,,, of the same year. In the five months she was recovering, she did not play in her World Cup Qualifier and the Quadrangular Series in South Africa.
The South African player started with the World Cup with a 90 match against England at Derby at the first of the group games. She was able to help her team win by 35 runs she was selected as the best player in the final match. Her second hundred came in a One Day International against West Indies,(106*)
Mandhana made up the Indian team that made it to the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, in which the team fell to England in the final by nine runs.
Smriti Mandhana scored the quickest fifty of India at Women’s Twenty20Is in only 24 deliveries against New Zealand in February 2019. In March of 2018, Mandhana also scored fifty-run for India in the Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) fixture. It took her 30 minutes to achieve the half-century mark against Australia during 2017-18 in the India tri-nation women’s Series.[26In the following month, Mandhana received the title of the best player of the series in the three WODI games played in England. On the 3rd of August, 2018, Mandhana scored her first century of the season-ending 2018 Women’s Cricket Super League.
In October of 2018, she was included in the Indian team of the Women’s World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. Ahead of the event, she was selected as the leading player of the group. The game was a success, and she became the third player for India to achieve 1000 runs during World Twenty20 International matches. She finished the year with the highest number of runs scored for India in the WODI tournament, with 669 runs at the rate of 66.90. She was awarded for being the ICC Women’s Player of the Year and the ICC Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year.
In February 2019, she was selected as Captain of the Indian Women’s Twenty-Twentieth Century squad for the three matches in the series against England. She was one of the youngest T20I Captain of India when she commanded the women’s team in the first match against England in the very first T20I at Guwahati. At 22 years old and 229 days old, she is the India women’s cricket team’s Captain who will replace Harmanpreet Kaur, exiled from the three-match series due to injuries to his ankle.
In May, she won the International Woman Cricketer Award at the CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019. In November, during an international series against West Indies, she became the third-fastest player by innings and scored 2 000 runs in WODIs, accomplishing this feat in her 51st match.
Then, in January of 2020, she was included as a member of India’s team of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Then, in May of 2021, she was selected as a member of the Indian Test team for their one-off game in the match against England.