Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana (born 18 July 1996) best called Smriti Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian women’s national team. In June 2018, the Board of Control for Cricket in India named her as the Best Women’s International Cricketer. In December 2018, the International Cricket Council (ICC) awarded her with the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for the best female cricketer of the year. She was also named the ODI Player of the Year by the ICC at the same time.
Her first breakthrough came in October 2013 when she became the first Indian woman to achieve a double-hundred in a one-day game. Playing for Maharashtra against Gujarat, she scored an unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in the West Zone Under-19 Tournament, at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.
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Smriti Mandhana Early Life
Mandhana was born on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana.
When she was two, the family moved to Madhavnagar, Sangli in Maharashtra, where she completed her schooling. Both her father and brother, Shravan, played cricket at the district-level, for Sangli. She was inspired to take up cricket after watching her brother play at the Maharashtra state Under-16s tournaments. At the age of nine, she was selected in the Maharashtra’s Under-15 team. At eleven, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
Mandhana’s family is closely involved in her cricketing activities. Her father Shrinivas, a chemical distributor, takes care of her cricket program, her mother Smita is in charge of her diet, clothing and other organisation aspects, and her brother Shravan still bowls to her in the nets.
In May 2019, she has won the International Woman Cricketer of the Year awards at CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019. In November 2019, during the series against West Indies, she became the third-fastest cricketer, in terms of innings, to score 2,000 runs in WODIs, doing so in her 51st innings.
In January 2020, she was named in India’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
In May 2021, she was named in India’s Test squad for their one-off match against England.
Smriti Mandhana Husband
As of 2021, Smriti Mandhana is not yet married, she is currently single.
Smriti Mandhana Net Worth
Smriti Mandhana net worth as of 2021 is estimated at $850, 000 (net worth estimated in 2021).