Renuka Singh Thakur’s Story – Emerging Fast Bowler of Himachal Pradesh
Indian fast pitcher Renuka Singh Thakur celebrates his 26th birthday today, January 2. Raised in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, Singh is a student of the Dharamshala Academy (HPCA) of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, the same academy that produced the state’s first cricketer in the Indian team, Sushma Verma, then the all-rounder born in Chandigarh, Harleen. Deol.
Representing Himachal Pradesh, Renuka finished at the top of the wickets of the 2019-2020 Senior Women’s One Day Trophy, with 23 wickets while in the last edition, that is to say the 2020-21 edition, won 9 wickets in 5 games with the best of 4/39.
Based on her outstanding performance in the 2019-2020 edition of the tournament, she got her first national team call last year during the Indian tour to Australia for a multi-format series. She was included for all three T20Is as part of the tour and found a place in the Playing XI for all three games. As the first T20I was abandoned due to rain, Renuka broke the full four overs quota in the remaining two games, finishing second by conceding 27 runs playing the only first of the match but failed to make it through. get wicket. However, she opened her wicket counter with Australian goalie Alyssa Healy’s big wicket, giving her team the first breakthrough in just 3rd in the T20I Final. She finished with 1-23 in the game. Although India were unable to turn either of the matches on their own, the team’s performance was applauded by many.
Given her impressive performance, there is a high likelihood that she will be included in the Indian squad for their tour of New Zealand next month playing a T20I and five ODIs ahead of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. She could also get her first ODI call, although the presence of experienced bowlers, legendary Jhulan Goswami, Shikha Pandey and Arundhati Reddy make it less likely, given the World Cup is just around the corner.
Having said that, there is no doubt that the Indian team has a bright future ahead of them with talented women like Renuka Singh in the spotlight.
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