Smriti Mandhana is the first ever Indian cricketer to make it to the ICC Women’s Team of the year 2016

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In the year 1996 Smriti Mandhana was born in Mumbai in Maharashtra and is a famous Indian woman cricketer. It is really surprising to note that that she wanted to leave the game of cricket to study her favourite subject science but chose cricket when she was just 15 years of age. This Smriti Mandhana later played her part and helped India beat Australia and England when she was nineteen years of age and was spoken highly is known.

Recently she became cynosure of many eyes all over the world when she added one more feather to her cap. She became the first ever Indian cricketer who had made it to the prestigious ICC Women’s Team of the year 2016. It is now revealed that the 12 member team would be captained by none other than Stafanie Taylor who led West Indies to victory in the ICC Women’s World T20 title in India. It is superb to mention that she scored 150 plus runs in the three one day matches in Australia with a superb ton and made sensation there with her tremendous skills.

It is now brought out that Smriti was inspired by her own brother Shravan who played cricket for under-15 team of Maharashtra and did superbly. Her dad supported Smriti Mandhanas great passion in the game of cricket and also helped her in practice. It was the efforts of her coach Anant Tambwekar that did wonders for the cricketing career of this 20 year old Smriti Mandhana.

It is now said that her mother provided her full support for Smriti so that she could take up cricket as her career because Smriti was in dilemma regarding her career. Awesome Smriti Mandhana!!


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