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Renuka Singh Thakur Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Renuka Singh Thakur Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 TeamRenuka Singh Thakur Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Renuka Singh Thakur was born on 2nd January 1996 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh. She bats right-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast wit. Renuka started playing cricket at a young age and joined the residential program of the Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association for females in 2009. She took the most wickets in domestic one-day cricket with 23 wickets. Renuka made her Twenty20 International debut against Australia in Canberra in 2021. She made her ODI debut against New Zealand in February 2022. 

Renuka got an award for her performance at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she was the tournament’s highest wicket taker with 11 wickets in five games with an economy rate of 5.47. She took two four-wicket hauls (4/18 against Australia in the opener and 4/10 against Barbados) at an average of 9.45. Renuka became the first Indian bowler to take five wickets in the T20 World Cup with 5/15 against England in Gqeberha, South Africa.

Renuka Singh Thakur Cricketer Wiki, Stats, Biography, Age, WPL 2024 Team

Personal Information

Full NameRenuka Singh Thakur
Nickname (if applicable)None publicly known
Date of BirthJanuary 2, 1996
Age28 (as of February 21, 2024)
Place of BirthShimla, Himachal Pradesh, India
HeightApproximately 5′ 5″ (1.68 m)
WeightInformation not publicly available
Role in the TeamRight-arm medium fast bowler and right-handed batter (lower middle-order finisher)
Playing HandRight-handed
Zodiac SignCapricorn

Cricket Career

Major Teams RepresentedDomestic: Himachal Pradesh Women, Railways Women, Royal Challengers Bangalore (Women’s Premier League)
International: India Women
Playing StyleBatting: Aggressive and attacking
Bowling: Accurate and skillful, with good pace and variations
Career Span2014-present (domestic), 2021-present (international)
DebutTest: December 15, 2023 against England
ODI: February 18, 2022 against New Zealand
T20I: October 7, 2021 against Australia
RetirementNot yet retired and actively playing
Domestic Achievements
Leading wicket-taker in the 2019–20 Senior Women’s One Day League with 23 dismissals
Represented Central Zone and North Zone in women’s cricket tournaments
International Achievements
Member of the Indian team that won the silver medal at the 2022 Commonwealth Games
Leading wicket-taker at the 2022 Commonwealth Games with 11 wickets
Awarded the ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2022
Career Statistics
Test Matches1 match, 0 wickets, 2 runs
ODIs11 matches, 12 wickets, highest score 32 runs, average 21.00
T20Is24 matches, 29 wickets, highest score 14 runs, average 15.89

Personal Life

Family BackgroundInformation not publicly available due to privacy concerns
Marital StatusNot publicly known
Spouse/PartnerNot applicable
ChildrenNo children currently
Educational BackgroundStudied at a college in Shimla (details not publicly available)
Other Interests and HobbiesFitness, spending time with family and friends
Philanthropy or Charity WorkInformation not publicly available

Overall Career Statistical Analysis

Renuka Singh Thakur has appeared in two Tests, ten One Day Internationals (ODIs), and 38 Twenty20 Internationals for India Women. In her Test career, she has taken two wickets in four innings for an average of 64.50 and an economy rate of 3.90. She has 19 wickets in 10 matches at an average of 20.31 and an economy rate of 4.88 in ODIs. She has 39 wickets in 37 matches at an average of 22.66 and an economy rate of 6.45 in T20Is. She has also collected two four-wicket hauls and one five-wicket haul in Twenty20 Internationals.

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5 Unknown Facts About Renuka Singh Thakur

  1. She took a hat-trick in a U-19 match against Karnataka in 2016 and emerged as the leading wicket-taker in the BCCI Senior Women’s One Day Trophy.
  2. Renuka Singh landed a job at the Railways and was also picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the inaugural Women’s Premier League in 2023.
  3. She became the first Indian male or female to register a five-wicket haul in the history of the T20 World Cup.
  4. Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised Renuka Singh for her performances highlighting her outstanding swing and seam bowling.
  5. She was one of only 10 Indian cricketers to be picked up for more than a crore and is the highest-priced specialist Indian bowler in the Women’s Premier League 2023.
  6. She has also played for the Himachal Pradesh Women, Royal Challengers Bangalore Women and Trailblazers teams in domestic cricket.

Frequently Asked Questions

When was Renuka Singh Thakur born?

Renuka Singh Thakur was born on 2nd January 1996 in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

Which teams does Renuka Singh Thakur represent?

She represents India Women at the International Level. She has represented Himachal Pradesh Women, Railways Women, and Royal Challengers Bangalore Women (Women’s Premier League) in domestic.

Has Renuka Singh Thakur achieved any notable awards?

Yes, she received the ICC Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year in 2022.

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