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Taniya Bhatia


ABOUT
ABOUT

Taniya Bhatia is a professional Indian cricketer who plays in the Indian Women's Cricket Team as a right handed wicket keeper batsman. She was born on November 28 1997 in Chandigarh, Punjab. Bhatia wears jersey No. 28 in the team.


Background

Taniya was born to Sapna and Sanjay Bhatia in Chandigarh. Her father works in Central Bank of India and had played cricket at the all India university level. She has an elder sister Sanjana and younger brother Sehaj as well.


Earlier, Bhatia trained under former Indian cricketer and Yuvraj Singh’s father Yograj Singh while she was studying at DAV Senior Secondary School. She is studying currently as well as she is doing BA-II at MCM DAV College for Women.


At the age of 13, she became the youngest player to play for the senior Punjab team in the inter-state domestic tournament in 2011. In 2015, she also captained the U-19 North Zone side in the inter-zonal cricket tournament in Guwahati. She ended that tournament after scoring 227 runs with the bat and was also responsible for 10 dismissals behind the wickets.


Debut

She made her Women's Twenty20 International cricket (WT20I) debut for India Women against South Africa Women on February 13 2018. By doing so Bhatia became the first woman cricketer from Chandigarh to be a part of the national side. Later she made her Women's One Day International (WODI) debut against Sri Lanka on 11 September 2018.


Rise to Glory

She played a terrific knock of 68 runs in second match 50-over game only during the 2nd ODI match against Sri Lanka on September 13, 2018 at the Galle. Since then she has become the number one choice for the spot of wicket keeper in the team. She was also selected for the Indian squad that went to the West Indies for the ICC World T20 2018.

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