Date of Birth08-02-1986
Place of BirthAlmora, Uttar Pradesh
Batting StyleLeft-hand Bat
Bowling StyleSlow left-arm orthodox
First International woman cricketer from Uttarakhand, Ekta Bisht, made her ODI debut against Australia on 2nd July 2011. On October 3, 2012, she took a hat-trick during a match of the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 played in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 3rd October 2012.
She became the captain of the Uttarakhand cricket team in 2006 and played for the Uttar Pradesh cricket team from 2007 to 2010 before moving to play for the Railways in 2012.
Her five wickets haul helped India to win against Pakistan in ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier last year and became the second highest wicket-taker in the series. She has another record of five wickets haul against Pakistan in the ICC Women’s World Cup, 2017; India won the series by 95 runs.
Bisht was a part of the finalist India team in 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. In December 2017, she was the only woman named in both the ICC Women’s ODI Team of the Year and the ICC Women’s T20I Team of the Year.
- June 28, 2020
Ekta Bisht, who faced her share of struggles coming through the ranks, said the rise in standards is down to healthy competition in the team.
- June 24, 2020
There are 22 bowlers who have taken more than one five-wicket haul in ODIs so far. Can you name them inside three minutes?
- June 11, 2020
Here's a look at all the women who became the first from their countries to take hat-tricks in T20I cricket. There are 13 in all.
- February 20, 2020
Four centuries and a couple of five-wicket hauls headlined the third day of the ongoing Senior One-day Trophy played across various grounds on Thursday (February 20). The day also saw three teams get bundled out below the 100-run mark while chasing. The first century of the day came from Sushma Verma as her 101 along