Meghna Singh: The 27-Year Old Death-Bowler And Exquisite Cricketer

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Meghna Singh (born 18 June 1994) is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for the Railways women’s side. 27-year-old Meghna Singh is a right-arm medium pacer who bats in the lower order. She is regarded as a fantastic outswing bowler who can also bat in the lower order.

Meghna Singh
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Full Name Meghna Singh
Date Of Birth 18 June 1994
Age 28 years
Birthplace Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, India
Role Fast-Bowler
Bowling StyleRight-Arm Medium
Batting Style Right-Handed
ODI Debut 21 September 2021 Vs Australia
T20 Debut March 2022 Vs Australia
Test Debut 30 September 2021 Vs Australia

Family Background

Meghna is from the Uttar Pradesh city of Bijnor. Meghna’s father, Vijay Singh, has always encouraged her love of sports. He works as a security guard at Dwarikesh Sugar Industries in Bareilly, and her mother, Reena Singh, is an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist).

Getting Into Cricket

Singh grew up playing cricket with youngsters in her neighborhood because there was no local girls’ team for her to join. In Uttar Pradesh, she practiced and began her cricket training. Meghna Singh is the second lady cricketer from Uttar Pradesh to be chosen for the Indian Blues. Poonam Yadav of India is the first to accomplish this accomplishment.

Singh was hired as a booking clerk by Muradabad Railways. She stayed at the Railways stadiums to hone her skills. Meghna’s regimen was demanding in her early days. She used to get up at 4 a.m. to travel 24 kilometres with her father from Kasba Kotwali to Nehru Stadium, Bijnore in interior Uttar Pradesh for her cricket practise.

Meghna Singh
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Lakshyaraj Tyagi is credited with producing a large number of Ranji Trophy players for Uttar Pradesh. Singh used to practise at the academy under Tyagi’s cautious guidance.

She played her first domestic match for Uttar Pradesh Women’s team in the  Senior Women’s Inter-State Women’s One Day Competition 2012/13. The UP team faced off against the Assam women’s team. The Uttar Pradesh team batted first and scored 187 runs for 7 wickets in 50 overs. 

Meghna Singh scored 27 runs in 18 balls not out. She hit three 4s, with a strike rate of 150. Returning to bowling, Meghna bowled 5 overs and conceded 15 runs, without taking any wickets. Producing 1 maiden over, she had an economy of 3. The UP team won by 71 runs, ending the Assam innings at 116 runs for all out in 49 overs.

Onto The National Scene

Forth 2019, Meghna Singh put in some strong performances on the home circuit. She also showed off her skills when playing for India A versus Sri Lanka. Her selection for the national team was influenced by her impressive performances.

Meghna Singh received her first call-up to the India women’s cricket team in August 2021, for their series against Australia, which included being named to India’s squad for the one-off women’s Test match. Singh is one of three uncapped players named to India’s roster for the tour of Australia. Yastika Bhatia, a left-handed batter for Baroda, and Renuka Singh, an all-rounder from Himachal Pradesh, are the other two players named to the squads.

Meghna Singh
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She made her Women’s One Day International (WODI) debut for India against Australia on September 21, 2021. The Indian team batted first and scored 225 runs for 8 wickets. Meghna Singh bowled 6 overs in the Australian innings, and conceded 27 runs, with an economy of 4.5. The Australian team won that match by 9 wickets, scoring 227 runs for 1 wicket loss. Meghna Singh made her Test debut for India against Australia on September 30, 2021.

She was picked to India’s team for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand in January 2022. In addition, she was picked to India’s Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) team for their one-off match against New Zealand.

Statistics

So far, Meghna has played in 1 test and 11 ODI matches. In her only test match, she bowled 126 balls and conceded 66 runs. She took two wickets with an economy of 3.14 and a strike rate of 63. In 11 ODI matches, she bowled a total of 446 balls and conceded 397 runs. She has taken 10 wickets so far with an average economy of 5.34. Her career-best ODI performance is three wickets for 26 runs. 

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