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Lesser Known Facts About Smriti Mandhana, Indian Woman Cricketer

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Smriti Mandhana does not require any introduction. Smriti is an Indian woman cricketer representing the Indian Women’s Cricket National Team. She is one of the most talented batsmen in world cricket. A left-handed opener is known for his aggressive game. Here are some of the lesser-known facts about Smriti Mandhana.

 

1. Smriti Mandhana Debut At The Age Of 9

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Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana was born in Mumbai city of Maharashtra on July 18th, 1996. She played for the first time for the Maharashtra, Under-15 team at the age of 9. She then went to feature for the Maharashtra under-19 team at the age of 11.

 

2. Cricket Is In Her Blood

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Smriti’s family is full of cricketers. Her father played at district-level cricket, and her brother represented Maharashtra at the Under-16 level.

 

3. Scored A Double Century In One Day Game

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She scored 224 in just 150 deliveries in a west zone tournament for Under 19s In Vadodara. Smriti is playing from the side of Maharashtra against the home team Gujarat.

 

4. ODI At The Age Of 17

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She is one of the youngest players called up for the series against Bangladesh in 2013 and after that, she never looked back. She is the third youngest Indian woman to score a 50 in ODI cricket.

 

5. Test Debut At The Age Of 18

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Mandhana was just 18 when she made her test debut against England in August 2014. She made a score of 51 in the second innings and India won the Test match by six wickets. She is the second youngest Indian to get a fifty in Test cricket.

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