Smriti Mandhana is an Indian cricketer who plays for Indian women’s national team.
Smriti Mandhana was born as ‘Smriti Shriniwas Mandhana’ on 18 July 1996 (age 22 years; as in 2019) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. Initially, Smriti trained under Anant Tambwekar, a junior state coach. She pursued her Bachelors in Commerce from Chintaman Rao College of Commerce, Sangli, Maharashtra.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Weight (approx.): 55 kg
Figure Measurement (approx.): 32-27-33
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste & Boyfriend
Smriti Mandhana belongs to the Marwari community. Her father, Shrinivas Mandhana is a former district-level cricketer. Her mother’s name is Smita Mandhana. She has a brother named Shravan Mandhana (former district-level cricketer), who is a branch manager of a private bank in Sangli.
Jersey Number: #18
Domestic/State Teams: Brisbane Heat Women
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Smriti Mandana was just 9 when she was selected to play for Maharastra U-15 team at the district level. When she turned 11, she played for Maharashtra U-19 cricket team in 2007. Smriti Mandhana made her test debut on 13 August 2014 against England Women in Wormsley. She made her One-day International debut on 10 April 2013 against Bangladesh Women in Ahmedabad. She made her T2o debut against Bangladesh Women on 5 April 2013 in England.
- Rachael Heyhoe-Flint Award for Women Cricketer of the Year in 2018
- ICC Women’s ODI player of the year in 2018
- Cricketer: Virat Kohli, Matthew Hayden
- Actor: Hrithik Roshan, Kartik Aryan
- She belongs to the family of cricketers. She decided to make her career in cricket after watching her brother play cricket at Maharashtra state U-16 tournaments. Talking about it, she said-
One day, I thought I should also be scoring runs like this. My father never said no to me, so whenever my brother went for a net session, he used to lob balls at me gently.”
- The selectors named her to the International squad in 2013, to utilize her heroic batting style and huge numbers in domestic cricket.
- In 2013, she became the first Indian women to achieve a double ton in a one day game. She smashed 224 off just 150 balls in the west zone at the U-19 tournament.
- With three centuries in as many matches and a total of 192 runs, she stood the highest run-scorer in women challengers trophy 2016.
- She became one of the first two Indian to be signed to play in Women’s Big Bash League after Brisbane Heat signed up for the edition of the tournament in 2017. Harmanpreet Kaur is the other one.
- She loves cooking and has taken cooking classes when she was in class V and VI.
- She initially wanted to do hotel management and still wish to open her restaurants.
- Apart from cooking, she also likes driving.
- When Smriti was 6, she used to have a lot of discussions about game and batting. She used to play gully cricket with boys.
- Her brother was a left-hand batsman. Seeing her brother play, she too developed that style. Talking about her brother, she said-
I learnt everything just by watching him closely; no one really taught me the shots. When we used to play together, we would have similar batting styles. People could only distinguish between the two of us because I had a ponytail.”
- Smriti carries a bat with her to her training but never uses it. That bat was autographed by Rahul Dravid for her elder brother, Shravan.
- When she started playing, she wished to bat like Matthew Hayden. Once her coaches told her timings and told her that brute force was not her forte, she remodelled herself to bat like Kumar Sangakkara.