Deepti Sharma is the first Indian woman to record 100 wickets in a WT20I

Indian cricketer Deepti Sharma (born August 24, 1997) competes for Bengal, Birmingham Phoenix, and India. She is an all-rounder who bowls right-arm off-break and bats left-handed, and she is presently ranked fourth among the best all-rounders in the ICC Cricket Rankings. Deepti Bhagwan Sharma is third among female cricketers in ODI individual scoring (188 runs).

Deepti Sharma became the first Indian women’s cricket player to reach 100 WT20I wickets while also recording bowling stats of 4-0-15-3.

Deepti Sharma has reached the milestone of 100 wickets in T20 international matches, the first Indian cricketer to ever do so.

 At Newlands in Cape Town, she reached the record when playing the West Indies in Group B of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.

As the Caribbeans achieved only 118/6 in 20 overs, Deepti ran through their batting order. In four innings, she grabbed three wickets.

For India Women during their easy victory over West Indies Women in their Group 2 match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, off-spinner Deepti Sharma was the star with the ball. It was the second match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 for both West Indies Women and India Women. At Cape Town, the Caribbean side elected to bat first, but they could only muster 118/6 in 20 overs.

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Deepti Sharma career

In Bangalore in 2014, Deepti Sharma played in her first ODI match against South Africa. The ICC Women’s Championship was a component of the game.

With Poonam Raut, Sharma set a world record opening partnership of 320 runs, with the latter providing 188 runs.

As a result, the men’s record in ODIs of 286 and the women’s record of 229 (held by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins of England) were both broken (by Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka).

During the quadrangular series against Ireland women at Potchefstroom, which also featured South Africa women’s and Zimbabwe women’s teams, this partnership enabled the Indian team to score 358 for three in 50 overs. 

She was included on India’s roster in October 2018 for the West Indies leg of the 2018 ICC Women’s World Twenty20 competition. England trounced the Indian team in the semifinal game by an impressive 8 wickets. Her finest performance was 2 for 15 in 3 overs against Ireland. She only took 5 wickets throughout the competition.

She received the Jagmohan Dalmiya Award for Best Domestic Senior Women’s Cricketer from the Indian Board of Control for Cricket in June 2018. (BCCI)

In June 2019, she agreed to an agreement to play for the Western Storm in the Kia Super League. In anticipation of the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia, she was chosen for India’s team in January 2020. During The Hundred’s inaugural season, she was chosen by London Spirit in 2021.

For India’s one-off match against the England women’s cricket team in May 2021, she was a member of the Test squad.

Sharma participated in her first Test for India against England on June 16, 2021.

She participates in the 2021 WBBL with Sydney Thunder. She was chosen to represent India in the January 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. She was chosen to represent India in the cricket competition in the Birmingham, England, 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Deepti Sharma, an all-around player for India, was purchased by UP Warriors for Rs 2.6 crore on Monday during the Women’s Premier League Auction in Mumbai.

Deepti Sharma is India’s women’s team’s leading WT20I wicket-taker.

Deepti Sharma, the Player of the Match, removed both Caribbean hitters in the set, Shemaine Campbelle (30) and Stafanie Taylor, in her one-over (42). She also became India Women’s top WT20I wicket-taker thanks to those two victories.

Sharma later bowled Afy Fletcher for a golden duck in the final over of that innings to give her 100 WT20I wickets in 89 games.

At the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023, Deepti Sharma supplied vital statistics for India’s match vs West Indies.

Deepti scored 15 runs off three wickets.

Spinner The Indian bowlers’ choice for the game was Deepti.

For just 15 runs in four overs, she claimed three wickets. In addition, she bowled the game with maximum efficiency for India.

By doing so, Deepti became the first Indian woman to record 100 wickets in T20 international cricket.

In women’s T20 Internationals, she surpassed Poonam Yadav to take the most wickets for India.

Sharma surpassed Poonam Yadav’s 98 WT20I wickets to take the top spot among India Women’s WT20I wicket-takers.

  • First female Indian bowler to record 100 WT20I wickets.
  • Sharma became the second Asian cricketer to collect 100 WT20I wickets, following Nida Dar (Pakistan Women).
  • Sharma completed 100 WT20I wickets, joining Anisa Mohammed (West Indies Women) and Nida Dar (Pakistan Women) as the third spinner to do so.
  • Sixth bowler to amass 100 wickets in WT20I.

India’s female team won by six wickets (with 11 balls remaining)

After losing four wickets, the India Women were able to reach the mark in 18.1 overs. Shafali Verma, a rookie opener, got things going quickly (28 off 23 balls), but captain Harmanpreet Kaur (33) and wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh (44 not out) finished the job efficiently.

  • first Indian to achieve this feat
  • A review of her performance statistics
  • In 2016, Deepti played her first WT20I game against the Australian Women.
  • She has taken 100 wickets from 89 games in a career that has lasted over six overs, a remarkable average of 19.07. The total includes a single four-wicket haul (4/10).
  • She has scored over 914 runs at an average of over 26.11. A few fifty-dollar amounts are included in the total.

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Deepti signed a contract with the UP Warriorz.

Beginning on March 4, Deepti will play for the UP Warriors in the Women’s Premier League (WPLdebut )’s season.

In the WPL 2023 auction, which ended on Monday, the Lucknow-based franchise shelled out a record Rs. 2.6 crores to get her services.

Incidentally, Deepti is among the most in-demand players right now, and her T20 record is just amazing.

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