One of the dependable batters of India, Smriti Mandhana came into limelight when she became the first Indian woman to achieve a double-hundred in a domestic one-day game. Playing for Maharashtra, she scored an unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in the Under-19 Tournament against Gujarat, at the Alembic Cricket Ground in Vadodara in October 2013 at the age of 16.
She made her ODI debut on 10th April 2013 against Bangladesh and made her Test debut on 13th August 2014 against England. She played her first T20I match on 5th April 2013 against Bangladesh.
In September 2016, she was signed up for a one-year deal with Brisbane Heat in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). Along with Harmanpreet Kaur, she became one of the first two Indians to be signed up for the League.
Her 135 (129) against South Africa on 7th February 2017 made her the only player to score a century each in Australia, England, and South Africa. She was also a part of the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 finals.
Mandhana was the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016.