Photos: Meet the women's cricket team who made India proud

Aug 01, 2017, 19:23 IST
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    Mithali Raj: The captain of the Indian women's cricket team was born in Rajasthan but now lives with her family in Hyderabad. Mithali began playing cricket at the age of 10 and by 17, she was selected for the Indian team. After pursuing classical dance for eight years, she quit it and made cricket her career. She is currently the leading run scorer in ODIs

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    Harmanpreet Kaur: The batswoman hails from Punjab and her father is a former basketball and volleyball player. After she joined the Gian Jyoti School Academy, she took up the game of cricket. During her early days in cricket, she played with men and attributes some of her success to that. Her greatest inspiration is Virender Sehwag

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    Smriti Mandhana: The batswoman hails from Mumbai. Her father and brother, both played cricket at district level. She considers her brother as being an inspiration for her taking up cricket when he played U-16 tournaments for Maharashtra. Smriti's parent keep a close tab on her cricket activities. While her dad looks into the programmes, her mother monitors her diet while her brother trains with her in the nets

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    Veda Krishnamurthy: The Karnataka-born Indian batsman debuted in June 2011. In 2015, she was part of the B-grade contract list for players. In a family of four siblings, she is the youngest. At the age of 12, she attained a double black belt. Her father, a cable operator, moved to Bengaluru in order to help his daughter pursue her dreams in cricket

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    Vanitha Vellaswamy: The opening batswoman was born in Bengaluru. As her teammate Jhulan, her parents too, wanted her to build a career in academics. She initially took cricket as her hobby, but it was at age 18, when she considered the game as a career

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    Jhulan Goswami: The all-rounder was born in a middle-class family in West Bengal. Although she is a huge fan of football, Jhulan took up cricket at the age of 15. Despite her parents wanting her to focus on studies, Jhulan did not give up on her dream and pursued training in cricket. She is also an avid reader and a fan of cinema

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    Punam Raut: The spinner was born in Mumbai. In her youth, she played gully cricket with the boys in te city. her father calls her a 'tomboy' for this

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    Deepti Sharma: The right-handed off spinner was born in Uttar Pradesh. Although a right-handed bowler, she bats left-handed. She is a huge fan of Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Deepti is the youngest of seven siblings. She followed her father and brother into the game and used to wait to accompany her brother during training sessions

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    Shikha Pandey: The all-rounder was born in Uttar Pradesh but grew up in Goa. She holds a degree in  Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Goa College of Engineering. She also joined the Air Force in 2011 and became an Air traffic controller. Her father has been the source from where she developed a fascination for cricket. Shikha was studious during her school days. She attributes her confidence and systematic style of living to the Air Force

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    Thirush Kamini: The Chennai-born batswoman began playing cricket at the age of just six! She has been coached by her father ever since then. She participated in various cricket tournaments and has represented U-16 Tamil Nadu, Senior state, India U-21. She is the only female cricketer to win Player of the year three times. She also plays for Indian Railways and works in Southern Railway

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The Indian women's cricket team led by Mithali Raj made the entire nation proud when they reached the World Cup finals and put up a brave fight. Here's is a little more about them