Anisa MohammedAll Rounder
National SideWest Indies
Date of Birth8/7/1988
Place of BirthTrinidad and Tobago
Batting StyleRight-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm off break
Anisa Mohammed is a Trinidadian cricketer. From a very young age she started to play cricket along with her twin sister Alisa Mohammed. The right-arm off-spin bowler has played for both the Trinidad and Tobago and the West Indies women’s cricket teams. Apart from bowling, her batting abilities down the order always make a valuable contribution to the team.
The spin sensation has taken the most wickets in women’s T20Is, well ahead of everyone who has played in the international format. She is among the most experienced bowler from Windies.
Along with Afy Fletcher, she is the frontline spinner of the Windies team performing exceptionally well in the shorter form of the game. We can except more wickets from her side in near future.
Anisa Mohammed made her ODI debut in the year 2003 at the tender age of 14 and since then has been one of the key players of the West Indies set-up. Right arm off-spinner, Mohammed has seen the game evolve and was at the forefront of several of West Indies’ victories. She made her T20I debut in the year 2008 and become the first male or female player to take 100 wickets in the shortest format.
She has also taken over 150 ODI wickets and has overall taken seven five-wicket hauls- five in ODIs and 2 T20Is the most by a female cricketer. In 2011 away series, Mohammed’s match-winning abilities were on display when she rolled Pakistan for 82 with figures of five for five in her quota of 10 overs. She again went to bag another five-wicket haul in the next match and picked up 14 wickets in the series at an unbelievable average of 3.57.
She finished 2011 as the leading wicket-taker with 37 scalps to her name. Anisa Mohammed certainly enjoyed playing against Pakistan, and again tormented them by picking up seven wickets giving away just 14 in the Qualifiers of the 2011 50-over World Cup. Mohammed also led West Indies whenever regular skipper Stefanie Taylor was out of action thereby proving her worth as a leader.
Having lost her national contract in 2019, it seemed West Indies were beginning to look beyond the veteran, turning to younger spinners in Karishma Ramharack and Sheneta Grimmond. However, with the team suffering a string of injuries in September 2019, the off-spinner was called back into the side and immediately proved her mettle, picking up a five-for against India in what was West Indies’ only win on home soil through the season.
She remained in the squad for the T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia, but was unable to make too much of an impact.
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