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Anuja Patil


ABOUT

Anuja Patil is an Indian profession cricketer born 28 June 1992 in Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India. T20 specialist, Anuja Patil is a right handed batswoman and bowls right arm off-spin. Patil has also played for Maharashtra state.

Background

In a line up full of players who like to hit the straight field, the right-hand batter’s unconventional methods add another dimension to the Indian batting group. She is as cheeky as they come — what she lacks in power, she makes up with inventiveness. Patil can play every variety of the sweep, enjoys the scoop and finds ways to score in areas you never imagined. She works the field beautifully, picking the gaps and running hard between the wickets. Although she may not be the most visually pleasing player, she is certainly effective. No matter how dreary the situation may seem, the all-rounder walks in to bat with an innate self-belief that she can overcome anything. Her competitive edge and a deep desire to win capture the hearts of the viewers every time she’s on field.

The all-rounder is one of the more experienced members of the Indian squad and will play a key role in the team’s campaign. As one of India’s lead spinners, she will be expected to do a bulk of the work.

Debut

She made her International T20 cricket debut, India Women vs. England Women at Galle International Stadium, Galle on 29 September 2012. She is yet to make her debut in ODI.

Rise to Glory

Patil was the star of the show in Colombo on 24 September, 2018. She returned 3/36 with her off-spin to restrict Sri Lanka to 134/5. Despite India losing three early wickets, Patil accompanied by Rodrigues scored half-centuries, and combined to add an unbroken 96 runs for the fourth wicket to help India reach 137/3 in 15.4 overs.

Achievements

Anuja represented the Indian team in 2012 and 2016 Women World Cup, organised in Sri Lanka and in India, respectively.

She also played in the Asia Women Cup in 2012 and 2016 in China and Thailand, respectively.

In October 2018, she was named in India's squad for the 2018 ICC Women's World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.

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