Date of Birth06-08-1996
Batting StyleRight-hand bat
Priya Punia’s first taste of international cricket came on India’s tour of New Zealand in 2019 where she was shown up in slightly tough conditions. Dropped in the subsequent series, the right-hand opening batter continued to pile on the runs in the domestic circuit, scoring heavily to fight her way back into the Indian team.
She was subsequently selected as the third opener in the ODI squad for India’s home series against South Africa in September that year. However, an injury to Smriti Mandhana on the eve of the first match meant Punia was rushed into the starting XI to make her ODI debut. On debut, the right-hander calmly collected a match-winning 75 not out becoming only the seventh Indian to score over 50 runs on ODI debut. She showed great application and patience through her knock, making sure to take India home after getting set.
Her solid technique, coupled with the ability to bat deep into the innings have meant India’s selectors
have identified her as a long-term prospect for the ODI team. Following a promising start against South Africa, Priya Punia carried her form to the West Indies, scoring another half-century in her first ODI on foreign soil.
- March 6, 2020
It was a rain-marred day at Una, with as many as four out of scheduled nine matches were abandoned in the ongoing Senior Women’s One-day Trophy on Friday (March 6). Apart from washed-out games, Delhi, Mumbai, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh registered victories over Haryana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Saurashtra respectively. The match
- February 19, 2020
Jincy George’s unbeaten 87 and Nupur Kohale’s five-wicket haul headlined the second day of the Senior Women’s One-day Trophy on Wednesday (February 19). While George’s valuable knock was the cornerstone of Kerala’s three-wicket win against Haryana, Kohale’s destructive spell of 9.3 overs giving away just 38 runs helped Vidarbha destroy Baroda by 105 runs. Among
- January 28, 2020
The inaugural Women’s CricZone honours – Elixir Honours – were hosted in Bhubaneswar along with the release of the second issue of the Women’s CricZone Magazine on Tuesday (January 7, 2020). The honours were largely based on three categories: International, India International and India Domestic. You can know more about the International honours here. INDIA
- January 16, 2020
Harleen Deol, Priya Punia and Shafali Verma have been given contracts by the BCCI for the period October 2019 to September 2020 while Mona Meshram has been dropped from the list, that was announced on Thursday (January 16). The trio, who made their international debuts in 2019, have been given Grade C contracts. Mithali Raj,