Smriti Mandhana

India’s X-Factor Player Smriti Mandhana Wins ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year; A Look at Her Big Knocks


Smriti Mandhana had a dream 2021 as she amassed 855 runs in 22 international appearances, including a century and five half-centuries averaging 38.86.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially announced the winner of the Rachael Heyhoe Flint Trophy for ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year in the year gone by, and while there were many talented individuals who proved their mettle on the cricket field, India’s Smriti Mandhana bagged the top honor.

Smriti Mandhana had a dream 2021 as she amassed 855 runs in 22 international appearances, including a century and five half-centuries averaging 38.86. The southpaw has also been included in the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year as she was India’s highest scorer in the shortest format, scoring 255 runs at an average of 31.87 and a strike rate of 131.44 that included two fifties from nine games. She is the only Indian to be included in the list.

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While the Indian women’s team did not enjoy 2021, the star opener ensured that she gave the team something to cherish with her consistent individual performances. She could only manage one century in the year but more importantly, it came in the all-important pink-ball Test match against Australia at the Cararra Oval.

Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana scored 127 in the one-off Test match and also went on to bag the Player of the Match award. The contest ended in a stalemate. It needs to be noted that this was the Indian women’s team’s first-ever pink-ball appearance and first Test after 2014.

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