India’s Renuka Singh named ICC Emerging Woman Cricketer of the Year 2022

Last Update: January 25, 2023, 17:43 IST

India women’s fast bowler Renuka Singh Thakur (Image from Twitter/ @ICC)

Renuka Singh burst onto the scene in what has been a busy 12 months for the Indian team. He ended 2022 with 40 wickets for his country in just 29 matches across the two white-ball formats.

Indian fast bowler Renuka Singh has been named the ICC Emerging Woman Cricketer of the Year after an impressive run in 2022. She beat Australia’s Darcy Brown, England’s Ellyse Capsey and compatriot Yastika Bhatia to achieve the honor.

The 26-year-old burst onto the scene in a busy 12 months India Team. She finished 2022 for her country with 40 wickets in just 29 matches across the two white-ball formats, filling the void left behind by the legendary Jhulan Goswami. Renuka was particularly potent in the ODIs, taking 18 wickets at an average of just 14.88, eight of which came in two matches against England and seven in India’s series with Sri Lanka.

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Renuka was a thorn in Australia’s side in seven T20I meetings throughout the year, taking eight wickets, and her performances in the Commonwealth Games and Asia Cup show she is no shrinking violet in tournament action. He took 17 wickets in 11 matches at an economy of just 5.21.

The ICC in its official release termed his performance in the Commonwealth Games final against Australia as ‘memorable’. He took four wickets in a brilliant performance against Australia with the best top order of the game.

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The swing bowler claimed Alyssa Healy was hitting Deepti Sharma in the slips with an outside edge, before a false cut shot by Meg Lanning caught the Australian skipper at point. A nip-backer claimed Beth Mooney, who had Tahlia McGrath beaten with a hooping in-swinger.

Able to swing the ball or find deviation from the surface, Renuka will be one of India’s most dependable bowlers for years to come.

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