ICC Adds Smriti Mandhana to List of 100 Per Cent Cricket Superstars

India's Smriti Mandhana returns to the dressing room after losing her wicket during the women's Twenty20 Cricket semi-final match between India and England on day nine of the Commonwealth Games at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, on August 6, 2022. (Photo by Darren Staples / AFP) (Photo by DARREN STAPLES/AFP via Getty Images)

Smriti Mandhana, the deputy captain of the Indian women’s team, has been added to the list of “100% Cricket Superstars” released on Friday by the International Cricket Council, joining Shafali Verma, the young batsman.

Chavali Verma, Sophie Ecclestone of England, Amelia Kerr of New Zealand, Hayley Matthews of the West Indies and Laura Wolfhardt of South Africa were the first crop of the “100% Cricket Superstars” lineup that fans eventually pick for the final eleven.

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Shefali Verma. Photo: BCCI Women/Twitter

Five other players joined the campaign on Friday, according to the ICC: Mandhana, Fatima Sana (Pakistan), Ashleigh Gardner (Australia), Sophia Dunkley (England) and Gaby Lewis (Ireland).

Its track record speaks for itself, combining aggressiveness at the highest levels with a strong penchant for scoring some big runs.

Smriti Mandana
Smriti Mandana. Photo: BCCI Women

In 74 ODI games, Mandhana collected 2,892 runs with an average of 42.52, five centuries, and 23 50s. She has 2,192 hits in 92 T20I cricket games, including 16 half centuries. Mandhana also participated in four Test matches, where he scored a century and a half.

Smriti Mandhana has also emerged as a leading figure:

Smriti Mandhana has also become a major player in Indian cricket as the game moves beyond the Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami eras. She is part of one of the most exciting opening pairs in international cricket, with Shafali Verma.

Smriti Mandana
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In addition to being 10th and 4th in the MRF Tires ICC Women’s Player Rankings for batsmen in the ODIs and T20I, respectively, her consistency has earned her the title of 2021 ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year.

Southpaw is growing in popularity in international cricket and the near future is likely to see more outstanding performances from them.

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