Sushma Verma: An Astonishing Cricketer And A True Sportsperson

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Sushma Verma (born 5 November 1992) is a cricketer from India. She began her national-level career with the India women’s national cricket team as a wicket-keeper and right-handed batter.

Sushma Verma
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Full NameSushma Verma
Nickname Sush, Sushiee
Date Of Birth 3 November 1992
Age 29 years
Birthplace Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
Height 168 Cm
Weight 60 Kg.
Marital Status Unmarried
Family Father – Not Known
Mother – Not Known
Sister – Harleen Kaur Deol
Brother – Bhakti Verma
International Test Debut 16 November 2014 Vs South Africa
International ODI Debut 24 November 2014 Vs South Africa
International T20 Debut 5 April 2013 Vs Bangladesh
Networth $ 3-4 Million Approx

Life

Sushma Verma was born in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, on November 3, 1992. Her father, “Bhopal Singh Verma,” preferred that she stay near to home. Sushma Verma, on the other hand, chose to attend the “Portmore Govt Model” school in Shimla. She participated in a variety of sports, including volleyball, handball, and badminton. 

Shusma was a state-level player in these games, but cricket found a way to load her. Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh offered her a position as Deputy Superintendent of Police following the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup game.

Cricket Career

Sushma Verma has previously played for the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association. In 2011, the Himachal side finished second in the Under-19 All-India women’s championship under her captaincy. She is the first Himachal Pradesh cricketer, male or female, to represent India in international cricket. Due to a lack of opportunities in the domestic league, she began playing for Railways. Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Punam Raut were her co-stars. 

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She made her T20 debut in 2013 against Bangladesh, ODI debut against South Africa in 2014 and Test debut against South Africa in 2014. Verma was a member of the Indian side that advanced to the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup, where they were defeated by England by nine runs.

Matches

Sushma Verma made her first major appearance in cricket in the Inter-State Women’s One Day Competition 2011/12 for Himachal Pradesh team. She faced off against Jammu and Kashmir. The Himachal Pradesh team batted first and scored 154 for 7 wickets. Sushma scored 45 runs (not out) for the team, the major run-scorer for the team. Jammu and Kashmir team returned to bat but ended the innings for 42 runs before going all out. Thus, the Himachal Pradesh team won by 112 runs.

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Sushma Verma made her T20 debut against Bangladesh on April 5 2013, during the Bangladesh Women tour of India. The match took place in Vadodara and was the 3rd T20 match in the 3-match series. India elected to bat first and scored 123 runs for 9 wickets. Sushma Verma could not make a significant contribution, going out for 1 runs. However, she performed admirably well as a wicket keeper, taking the crucial wicket of Bangladesh’s Lata Mondal. The Bangladesh team ended the innings at 113 runs for 7 wickets, losing the match to India.

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During the 2014 ICC Women’s Championship, Sushma made her ODI debut. The Indian team faced off against the South African team in the first ODI match of the series. India batted first and scored 114 runs. Sushma scored 0 runs in the match. The South African team scored 118 runs for 8 wickets thereby winning the match.

Sushma appeared in her first test match during the South Africa Women tour of India between November 16 – 19, 2014. The match took place in Mysore and is he only Test match of the series. The Indian team batted first and scored 400 runs for 6 wickets and declared. Verma did not appear for batting. However, she performed quite well as the wicketkeeper during the South African innings. She took 4 catches and 1 stump as wicketkeeper. The South African team scored 234 runs in the first innings and 132 runs in the second innings. Thus, the Indian team won the match by an innings and 34 runs.

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Statistics

Sushma Verma appeared in only one Test match against the South African team. Even though she did not get to bat, she was able to field admirably, taking 4 catches and 1 stumps in the match. In ODI, Sushma appeared in 43 matches, and played in 24 innings. She scored a total of 193 runs, the highest score being 41 runs. She has a average strike rate of 57.78. Sushma appeared in 19 T20 matches and played in 6 innings. She scored 31 runs, with a high score of 12 runs. She has an average stroke rate of 81.57.

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