Women’s cricket across the globe continues to keep better and better. The past decade has seen a significant increase in the rise of women’s cricket. With cricket now being played in the remotest corners of the world, it is quickly becoming a source of women empowerment. Over the years, we have seen several talented women cricketers emerge onto the big stage. Some even went head-to-head with their male counterparts. India has been contributing greatly to producing quality women cricketers. These include the likes of Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Jhulan Goswami, and many more. Yet another promising talent is Harmanpreet Kaur. One of India’s finest, Harmanpreet Kaur has been India’s most promising all-rounder till date.
Therefore, let’s dig into the life of Harmanpreet Kaur to know more about her lifestyle, stats, and career information
Name: Harmanpreet Kaur Bhullar
DOB: March 8, 1989
Place Of Birth: Moga, Punjab, India
Marital Status: Unmarried
Family: Harmandar Singh Bhullar (Father), Satwinder Kaur (Mother), Hemjeet Kaur (Sister)
ODI Debut: Vs Pakistan Women, Borwal, March 2009
T20I Debut: Vs England Women, Taunton, June 2009
Test Debut: Vs England Women, Wormsley, August 2014
Harmanpreet Kaur: Career Information
Starting off as a medium pace all-rounder, Harmanpreet came up through the ranks, sooner than she’d hoped, on the back of consistent performances. Even before she could realise, Harmanpreet found herself in India’s 2009 World T20 squad. Incidentally, the news of the national call-up reached her only through teammate Punam Raut, during a causal phone call.
Harmanpreet made her One Day International debut at the age of 20, against Pakistan in March 2009 in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. She bowled four overs only conceding 10 runs. In June 2009, she made her T20 debut against England in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Twenty20, scoring eight runs off seven balls. Kaur played her first test match on 13 August 2014 against England but was not successful in proving her potential in the innings.
Harmanpreet Kaur rose to fame after picking up 9 wickets against the South African Women back in 2015. As a result of her impressive performances, she was offered a BBL contract by the Sydney Scorchers in 2016. Thus, Harmanpreet Kaur became the 1st ever Indian cricketer to feature in an overseas T20 franchise.
Harmanpreet was known for her exceptional skill to hit the ball a long way and she proved this against England women’s in a T20 International game played in Mumbai in 2010, where she scored an extremely quick 33. For someone who idolises the likes of Virender Sehwag, watching Ajinkya Rahane practice came to the rescue during a prolonged lean patch. Imbibing the values of patience, Hamranpreet remodelled her game, yet again, striking a perfect balance between aggression and caution. Learning, she says, never stops.
- India Women,
- Sydney Thunder Women,
- Lancashire Thunder,
- India A Women
Harmanpreet Kaur: Stats
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