Harmanpreet Kaur is name on everybody’s lips today. Reason, of course her hurricane knock of 171* in Women’s world cup semi-final defending champion Australia. Her knock ensured India reach finals. She belted 13 fours and 7 sixes. Let us try to find out more about today’s star-
Harmanpreet was born on 08.03.1989. Her native place is Moga in Punjab. Her mother Harmandar Bhullar, was a volleyball and basketball player.in her days. She joined Gian Jyoti School Academy and opted for cricket. This academy was hardly 30 km from her residence. Here her coach was Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi. She got a job with Indian Railways & moved to Mumbai in 2014. She was selected to play for India in March 2009 against arch rivals Pakistan. In the same year She was selected for ICC Women’s World Twenty20 against England. She just scored 8. In 2010 against England in India she scored quick 33 of mere 20 balls. She was selected as Indian women’s captain for the 2012 Women’ s Twenty20 Asia Cup final, as she made her debut as captain against Pakistan In this match. India defended 81 runs to win the trophy.
In 2013, she was India captain for ODI against Bangladesh She scored a ton and her average for the series was 97.5. She made her test debut in 2014 against England. In 2015 against SA, she took 9 wickets in a test. In January 2016, she helped India to win series in Australia.She scored 46 runsof mere 31 balls in India’s highest ever chase in T20 internationals. Now rest is history…
Her Idol- Virender Sehwag
Her Funda- See ball, hit the ball
This was the highest score in any semi-finals of the world-cup, also the fastest 150 in a women’s ODI, it was the 5th highest ODI score in women’s cricket too. She also smashed 7sixes which was 4th highest number of sixes a single innings in ODI’s.
It must have been a satisfying day for Harmanpreet as Sehwag rated this innings as the best innings he has ever seen in a world cup & we completely agree, the way she was clean hitting and timing the ball, it could give even kohli and pandya a run for their money!
|ODI||76||1974runs at 36.55||also 19wkts|
|T20||68||1223runs at 29.42||also 14wkts|