T20 Young Star: Richa Ghosh


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Women’s cricket is now a very big hit all over the world. With the ICC Women’s Cricket, World Cup commencing, the world is all the more excited for this format of the game.

The women of the world are now making everyone proud by the passing day.

Today, in this article, we will be talking about one of the up-and-coming cricketers from India- Richa Ghosh.

Richa Ghosh is an Indian cricketer. In January 2020, at just the age of 16, she made it in India’s squad for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Later, in the same month, she made it to India’s team for the 2020 Australia women’s Tri-Nation Series. Furthermore, on 12 February 2020, she made her WT20I debut for India, against Australia, within the final of the tri-series. In May 2021, she got offered a national contract for the very first time.

In August 2021, Richa Ghosh made it to the national team for their series against Australia. Furthermore, she made it in India’s squad for the one-off Women’s One Day International matches. Furthermore, she made her Women’s One-Day International debut on 21 September 2021 for India against Australia.

She played for the Hobart Hurricanes within the 2021–22 Big Bash League season. In January 2022, she became a part of India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.

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Fastest 50

On Tuesday, young Indian wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh altered the record books with a perfect half-century against New Zealand women within the 4th ODI in Queenstown. Richa reached her half-century off 26 balls, registering the fastest fifty by an Indian batter in women’s ODI.

She contributed with the skipper Mithali Raj and stitched a 77-run to represent the fifth wicket. Ghosh brought her half-century off 26 deliveries in due course, which was her 2nd in six matches. As a result, she ended up scoring 52 off 29 balls, including four boundaries and four sixes.

Richa Ghosh became the highest scorer of the team, while Mithali contributed with a 28-ball 30 before Jess Kerr bowled her out. Smriti Mandhana scored 13 off 15 balls while the opposite eight batters did not score in double-digits.

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Interview with Richa

On 15 February, teenage Indian wicketkeeper-batter Richa Ghosh, who hit a brisk 65 for a campaign within the second ODI against New Zealand, said in an interview that she liked to go for an attacking game and keep the scoreboard moving ahead.

The 18-year-old Richa Ghosh knocked 65 off 64 balls with the assistance of six fours and a six to assist India to post an imposing 270/6. The captain Mithali Raj also scored 66*. But, New Zealand reached the target with an over still left to win the match by three wickets.

“When I’m batting at number five, my role remains the same, to create a partnership and attack as per the team’s situation and that I abide by that. My game is simple, to take singles and attack and just keep playing,” she said at the post-match news conference.

“In the last game, I got out in the 20s. My mindset was how to give my best to the team and take it to an honest score,” said Ghosh, who batted at No. 6 on 15 February.

“The wicket seemed good and we made an honest start and I thought to hold it forward. My mindset was to create a partnership as a wicket had fallen, we tried to realize a target, which we eventually did,” Ghosh stated further.

Richa Ghosh, who hit her maiden ODI half-century in her fifth match, said she twisted her ankle when she tried to run, but she is hopeful of recovering in time for the third ODI on Friday as there two-day rest.

The Bengal player also said she began to focus more on her keeping after the T20 World Cup.


With the ICC Women’s World Cup underway, all the Indians anticipate her to perform with the utmost aggression. All of India’s hopes are with the women’s team. Furthermore, everyone would really love to see the women of India lift the world cup trophy and bring it home. 

The expectations for India to perform in this format are really high. Moreover, the team this year is quite formidable too.

There are many sports in the world. Some people likes football, and others likes cricket or basketball. But I love to play cricket because it is a game of gentalman. I am a left-handed batsman and a left-arm orthodox bowler. I played an inter-college tournaments. Also, I represented my college cricket team as vice captain. Ms. Dhoni is my idol, and the Chennai Super Kings are my all-time favourite franchise. 

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