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Happy Birthday Harmanpreet Kaur: India Women’s Cricket T20 Skipper

Happy Birthday Harmanpreet Kaur

Happy Birthday Harmanpreet Kaur: T20I Records by India Women’s Cricket T20 Skipper and top 10 facts about Harmanpreet Kaur. Harmanpreet’s Average against Pakistan Women is 33.00. It’s her 33rd Birthday!

Top 10 Fact about Harmanpreet Kaur

1. Birth and early life

Born on March 8, 1989, in Moga, Punjab, Harmanpreet’s father Harmandar Singh Bhullar was a volleyball and basketball player. Her younger sister Hemjeet is a post-graduate in English and works as an assistant professor at Guru Nanak College in Moga. Her mother Satwinder Kaur is a house-wife.

2. Travelled 30 km every day to learn cricket

She was always keen to learn cricket in her childhood. She joined the Gian Jyoti School Academy, 30 kilometres away from her residence in Moga, where she trained under Kamaldeesh Singh Sodhi.

3. Selection into Moga district team

Hard work always gets pays off and she got selected in the Moga district team. Through this team, she played the first big tournament of her career, Punjab’s Inter-District tournament. She later went on to represent the Punjab Ranji team as well.

4. ODI debut in 2009 World Cup

Decent performances at the Ranji level earned her a place in the Indian side that was to compete in the 2009 ICC Women’s World Cup. Her debut came against the arch rivals Pakistan, which turned out to be a memorable one and India won the game by 10 wickets. She made her T20 debut in the same year against England at Taunton.

5. Inspired by Sehwag

Harmanpreet found her cricketing inspiration in the swashbuckling Indian opener Virender Sehwag. Fans can easily make out why she admires the legendary cricketer as she herself is an aggressor par excellence.

6. Captained the side in 2012 Women’s Asia Cup

Skipper Mithali Raj and vice-captain Jhulan Goswami were injured before the 2012 Women’s Asia Cup commenced and this paved way for Harmanpreet to take charge. She had a significant impact on the side and they won the tournament beating Pakistan by 18 runs in the final.

7. A forgettable Test debut

She made her Test debut in 2014 against England and the longer version didn’t seem to suit her style of play. Though her record in the limited-overs was brilliant, she could manage just a 9 and a duck in her first Test. Harmanpreet scored 26 runs in the two Test matches.

8. Impressive limited-overs statistics

Harman has played 65 ODI innings till date in which she has smashed 1974 runs including three centuries and nine fifties. In T20 Internationals, the 28-year-old has scored a total of 1223 runs in 60 innings which include just four half-centuries.

9. First Indian to represent a Big Bash franchise

In June 2016, she signed a contract with Australia’s domestic T20 tournament Big Bash League franchise Sydney Thunder. By doing so, she became the first ever Indian cricketer to sign up for an International T20 League, amongst men and women.

10. Highest individual score in World Cups for India

Her splendid knock of 171 off 115 balls against Australia is the highest score registered by an Indian batter in Women’s World Cup. This was only the second century recorded in knock-outs history of WWC after Karen Rolton had scored 107 in the 2005 edition’s final against India.

Harmanpreet Kaur in WBBL 2021

Indian T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has been named in the Women’s Big Bash League’s official ‘Team of the Tournament’.

WBBL 2021: With 399 runs and 15 wickets, India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the Player of the Tournament Award for her stunning show.

Harmanpreet Kaur has been named WBBL Player of the Tournament · Harmanpreet is the first Indian player to bag the honour.

Harmanpreet has been breaking ground for Indian women’s cricket ever since becoming the first Indian to play in both the WBBL.

Melbourne Renegades star Harmanpreet Kaur became the first Indian player to be named the Women Big Bash League (WBBL) Player of the Tournament.

T20I Records of Kaur

Batting: Most runs – 8th

Most runs in career (2319)

28th Most runs in an innings (103)

2nd – Most runs in a calendar year (663)

1st – Most runs in an innings (by batting position) (103)

23rd – Most runs in a match on the losing side (68*)

9th – Most runs in an innings by a captain (103)

Batting: Averages and strike rates

25th – Highest career batting average (26.35)

Batting: Fifties

20th – Most fifties in career (7)

Batting: Ducks and pairs

17th – Most consecutive innings without a duck (38)

18th – Fewest ducks in career (27.25)

Batting: Long innings

3rd – Highest percentage of runs in a completed innings (66.12)

Batting: Fastest career runs

8th – Fastest to 2000 runs (88)

Bowling: Most wickets

32nd – Outstanding bowling analyses in an innings (1/2)

24th – Best figures in a innings by a captain (3)

5th – Best figures in a innings when on the losing side (4)

24th – Best figures in a innings by a captain (3)

Bowling: Averages, strike rates and economy

15th – Best strike rate in an innings (3.0)

26th – Worst career economy rate (6.17)

Bowling: Dismissals

44th – Most wickets taken stumped (5)

Fielding: Most catches

4th – Most catches in career (47)

Fow: Innings partnerships

10th – Highest partnership for the eighth wicket (33)

6th – Highest partnership for the tenth wicket (22)

9th – Highest partnership for the eighth wicket (33)

Individual: Players

6th – Most matches in career (121)

16th – Most consecutive matches for a team (49)

Individual: Captains
4th – Most matches as captain (66)

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