|Birth Day:||July 18, 1996|
|Birth Place:||Mumbai, India|
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She gained notice as a cricket player at a young age. At the age of nine, she was selected in the Maharashtra's Under-15 team and at eleven, she was picked for the Maharashtra Under-19s team.
Mandhana was born on 18 July 1996 in Mumbai to Smita and Shrinivas Mandhana.
Her first breakthrough came in October 2013 when she became the first Indian woman to achieve a double-hundred in a one-day game. Playing for Maharashtra against Gujarat, she scored an unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in the West Zone Under-19 Tournament, at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara.
Mandhana made her Test debut in August 2014 against England at Wormsley Park. She helped her team win the match by scoring 22 and 51 in her first and second innings, respectively; in the latter innings, she shared in an opening-wicket partnership of 76 runs with Thirush Kamini, chasing 182.
In the 2016 Women's Challenger Trophy, Mandhana scored three half-centuries for India Red in as many games, and helped her team win the Trophy by making an unbeaten 62 off 82 balls in the final against India Blue. With 192 runs, she emerged as the tournament's top-scorer.
In September 2016, Mandhana was signed up for a one-year deal with Brisbane Heat for the Women's Big Bash League (WBBL), and along with Harmanpreet Kaur, became one of the first two Indians to be signed up for the League. Playing against Melbourne Renegades in January 2017, she fell awkwardly while fielding after bowling the final ball of her over hurting her knee. She was ruled out of the rest of the tournament which she ended having scored 89 runs in 12 innings.
In the second ODI game of India's tour of Australia in 2016 at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart, Mandhana scored her maiden international hundred (102 off 109 balls), in a losing cause.
In June 2018, Mandhana signed for Kia Super League defending champions Western Storm, becoming the first Indian to play in the league. In November 2018, she was named in the Hobart Hurricanes' squad for the 2018–19 Women's Big Bash League season.
In October 2018, she was named in India's squad for the Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies. Ahead of the tournament, she was named as the star of the team. During the tournament, she became the third cricketer for India to score 1,000 runs in WT20I matches. She ended that year as the leading run-scorer in WODIs with 669 at an average of 66.90. She was adjudged the ICC Women's Cricketer of the Year and the ICC Women's ODI Player of the Year.
Smriti Mandhana scored the fastest fifty for India in Women’s T20Is of just 24 balls against New Zealand in February 2019. In March 2018, she also scored the fifty for India in a Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) fixture, taking 30 balls to reach a half-century against Australia women in the 2017–18 India women's Tri-Nation Series. The following month, she was named the player of the series, for the three WODI matches played against England women. On 3 August 2018, she scored the first century in the 2018 Women's Cricket Super League.
In February 2019, she was named as the captain of India's Women T20I squad for the three match against England. She became the youngest T20I captain for India when she led the women's team against England in the first T20I in Guwahati. At 22 years and 229 days, the India women's cricket team opener is taking over from Harmanpreet Kaur, who has been ruled out of the three-match series with an ankle injury.
In May 2019, she has won the International Woman Cricketer of the Year awards at CEAT International Cricket Awards 2019. In November 2019, during the series against the West Indies, she became the third-fastest cricketer, in terms of innings, to score 2,000 runs in WODIs, doing so in her 51st innings.
In January 2020, she was named in India's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.
Currently, Smriti Mandhana is 25 years, 3 months and 1 days old. Smriti Mandhana will celebrate 26th birthday on a Monday 18th of July 2022.
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