Vellaswamy Vanitha

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Vellaswamy Vanitha
Personal information
Full nameVellaswamy Ramu Vanitha
Born (1990-07-19) 19 July 1990 (age 29)
Bangalore, Karnataka, India
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
RoleBatswoman
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 111)23 January 2014 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI28 November 2014 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 44)25 January 2014 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I22 November 2016 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 16 6
Runs scored 216 85
Batting average 14.40 17.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 41 27
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 5/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 April 2020

Vellaswamy Vanitha (born 19 July 1990) is an Indian cricketer.[1] She is an opening batswoman from Karnataka. In January 2014, she made her Women's One Day International (WODI) and Women's Twenty20 International cricket (WT20I) against Sri Lanka womens.[2][3]

Personal life[edit]

Vanitha has two sisters and a brother, and her family has been very supportive of her career choice. She used to train with boys at a coaching camp.[4][5] Her father was the one who took her to the Karnataka Institute of Cricket when she was 11. As a child she often use to play gully cricket with her father and brother which helped in laying a strong foundation for love of cricket very early in her life.[6]

Vanitha studied at Seventh Day Adventist, Bangalore. Later, she studied at CMR Law School as well as MS Ramaiah College of Law. Apart from being a cricketer, she is also an entrepreneur. She launched Orgobliss in 2013, along with her brother.[5]

Career[edit]

Vanitha made her debut for Karnataka women's cricket team in 2006.[7] Her coach and mentor Irfan Sait has played an instrumental role in inculcating the required cricketing skills in her. Dilip, Naseer, Anant Dante and Rajini are the other coaches who helped her in raising her game at different points of her career.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vellaswamy Vanitha". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 April 2014.
  2. ^ "Sri Lanka women tour of India 2014, 3rd WODI". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Sri Lanka women tour of India 2014, 1st WT20I". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 January 2020.
  4. ^ "How Vellaswamy Vanitha turned a pastime into passion for the love of cricket". 9 May 2016. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  5. ^ a b Hariharan, Shruti (29 May 2017). "Vanitha VR: A rebel who battled the odds". Cricket Country. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  6. ^ "I want to represent India in all three forms". 20 June 2017. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  7. ^ Hariharan, Shruti (29 May 2017). "Vanitha VR: A rebel who battled the odds". Cricket Country. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  8. ^ Cricfit (20 June 2017). "Exclusive interview with Vanitha VR: I want to represent India in all three formats". Cricfit. Archived from the original on 20 June 2017. Retrieved 16 December 2018.