Smriti Mandhana - Biography
Smriti Mandana is a Maharashtra-born Indian cricketer who was born on July 18, 1996. She is a member of India's team. She also plays in the Women's T20 Challenge and leads the Trailblazers team as captain. Smriti was named the Best Women's International Cricketer by the Board of Control for Cricket in India in June 2018.
In December 2018, Smriti received the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for best female cricketer of the year, and the International Cricket Council named her ICC female cricketer of the year.
Smriti Shrinivas Mandana was born on July 18, 1996 in Maharashtra. Her father's name is Shrinivas Mandhana, and he is a district-level cricketer for Sangli. Her mother's name is Smita Mandana, and she is a housewife.Smriti's younger brother, Sharavan Mandhana, is also a district-level cricketer. Smriti claims that the was inspired by his brother Sharavan.
When Smriti was two years old, her family moved to Sangli, Maharashtra. Smriti began playing for the Maharashtra state U-15 team at the age of nine. She also began playing U-19 cricket for Maharashtra at the age of eleven.
Smriti has set numerous List-A records, the most notable being her first double century for Maharashtra against Gujarat in October 2013 at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.In that series, she scored an undefeated 224 runs off only 150 balls.
She finished the tournament as the tournament's leading run-scorer for the 2016 women's challenger trophy.In the same tournament, Smriti Mandana has three half-centuries for India Red. She scored an unbeaten 62 runs off 86 balls to help India Blue win the final.
Womens Big Bash Leauge
On September 16, Smriti Mandana signed a one-year contract with the Brisbane Heat for the Women's Big Bash League.She is one of the Women's Big Bash League's first two signees. In January 2017, Smriti fell and fractured her knee while chasing the ball during a match against the Melbourne Renegades. Smriti was ruled out for the entire game as a result of this injury, leaving her with only 89 runs from 12 innings.
During the November season of the 2018-19 Women's Big Bash League, she played for the Hobart Hurricanes.She scored 318 runs in 13 matches that season, with an average of 24.46, and finished the tournament as the hurricanes' second-highest run-scorer.
On April 5, 2013, Smriti Mandana made her T20I debut against Bangladesh. India won the series by a landslide.Smriti scored her first T20I half-century against South Africa on November 30, 2014.
Smriti Mandana scored her first T20 century in the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League in March.Smriti Mandana's formal name is Smriti Mandana. She made her T20 International debut against Bangladesh on April 5, 2013. India went undefeated in the series.On November 30, 2014, Smriti scored her first T20I half-century against South Africa.Smriti Mandan was born in March of this year.
Smriti was named captain of the T20I Indian Women's Squad for three T20I matches against the England Women's Team in February 2019.Smriti scored India's fastest half-century in 24 balls against New Zealand in February 2019.In September 2019, she became the third Indian woman cricketer to score 1000 runs in WT20Is.In the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League, she scored her first T20 century.
Smriti Mandana made her One-Day International debut against Bangladesh on April 5, 2013. On May 4, 2016, Smriti Mandana scored her first One-Day International century against Australia at Bellerive Oval Stadium.In the same year, Smriti was named to the ICC ODI Women's Team of the Year 2016. She was the squad's first Indian female member.
Smriti was named series player of the series for that tour in April 2018, after three WODIs against England.Smriti was named the ICC Women's ODI Cricketer of the Year in 2018, the same year she was the top WODI runscorer.
Mandhana was named brand ambassador for Bata's 'Power' sportswear line in 2018.
She also began endorsing Nike, which she mentioned on Instagram.In addition, she is a brand ambassador for Hero MotoCorp (bat sponsorship), Bata's sportswear brand POWER, Amstrad India, ITC Vivel, and Alcon Laboratories.