Ashwani Kumari

Ashwani Kumari (1)
Ashwani Kumari
Current Team
Delhi Capitals
Women's Premier League
December 15, 2023

Ashwani Kumari is an emerging talent in Indian women’s cricket, showcasing exceptional skills as an all-rounder. Born on August 25, 1997, she has made significant strides in her cricketing career, primarily representing Jharkhand and playing for teams like East Zone Women, Gujarat Giants, and India Women D.

Her cricket journey began with a selection for the Under-19 Jharkhand team, although she didn’t get a chance to play initially. Her turning point came when she started training under the coach of the Jharkhand state team, Umesh, who encouraged her to focus on her batting along with her fast bowling. This guidance proved fruitful as she started opening in matches, which significantly improved her performance.

In the Senior Women’s T20 Championship, she scored an impressive 84 runs off 50 balls in one match and 95 runs off 55 balls in another, showcasing her prowess as a batsman. This performance led to her selection for the East Zone, where she continued to shine, scoring a quick 65 runs in a match against Central Zone​​​​.

Ashwani has played for the India D team and in the 2021 Challengers Trophy. In the 2022 BYJU’S Jharkhand Women’s T20 Trophy, she represented the Dumka Daisies Women. Her performances caught the attention of the Gujarat Giants, who acquired her in the 2023 auction for the Women’s Premier League (WPL) for Rs 35 lakhs. Subsequently, in the 2024 Women’s Premier League auction, she was picked by Delhi Capitals for Rs. 10 lakh​​​​.

Frequently Asked Questions about Ashwani Kumari

What is Ashwani Kumari’s playing style?

Ashwani is a right-hand bat and a right-arm medium-fast bowler, excelling as an all-rounder.

Which teams has Ashwani Kumari played for?

She has played for Jharkhand Women, East Zone Women, Gujarat Giants, India D Women, and was recently acquired by Delhi Capitals in the Women’s Premier League.

What are some of Ashwani Kumari’s notable performances?

She has had impressive innings in the Senior Women’s T20 Championship and played crucial roles in the East Zone team and in the BYJU’S Jharkhand Women’s T20 Trophy.

What challenges did Ashwani Kumari face in her early cricket career?

Ashwani faced financial challenges in her early career, often borrowing cricket kits due to her inability to afford one.

Who are Ashwani Kumari’s cricketing inspirations?

Her favorite cricketers are Allyse Perry, Mithali Raj, and Jhulan Goswami, highlighting her admiration for successful women cricketers in the international arena.

Women's Premier League


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