DOB: September 28, 2003
Age: 19 years
Batting Style: Right hand bat
Birth Place: Siliguri, West Bengal
Height: 5 ft 5 inches
Role in Team: Wicketkeeper batter
Richa Ghosh is a professional cricketer and represents the Indian women’s cricket team in ODIs and T20Is. She hails from Siliguri, West Bengal, and plays the role of a wicket-keeper batter for the Women in Blue. She is a useful medium pacer and has worked on her bowling skills under the watchful eyes of former pacer Jhulan Goswami.
Cricket made an entry into Richa Ghosh’s life when she was just four thanks to her father Manabendra. After taking inspiration from local hero and later India legend Jhulan Goswami’s career, Richa ventured into cricket and even before her teens arrived, became a powerful name in Bengal women’s cricket circuit. When she was only 16, she was named in the Indian women’s T20 squad for the 2020 T20 World Cup, as a wicket-keeper batter.
- When did Richa Ghosh make her India debut?
Richa Ghosh made her T20I debut against Australia in Melbourne in February 2020. The occasion was a big one, as it was the final of the tri-series. She made her ODI debut against Australia in September 2021.
Batting Career Summary
Richa Ghosh is living her father’s dream, who was also a good cricketer but could never make it to the top level. She played for Bengal U19 when she was only 12 and played for the U23 squad in the same season. She possesses a fearless approach while batting against fast bowlers and spinners and is more than a handy wicketkeeper behind the stumps. Since making her India debut, she has been a constant feature in the national XI. She credits Wriddhimann Saha and Jhulan Goswami for helping her out in her career. However, Richa Ghosh’s cricketing idol is Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar.
WPL 2023 Auction
At the inaugural WPL 2023 auction in Mumbai, wicket-keeper batter Richa Ghosh was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore for Rs 1.90 Crore.
Player Net worth
As of February 2023, Richa Ghosh’s net worth is Rs 3 Crore. Her monthly income comes close to Rs 4 lakh, and her annual income is Rs 50 Lakh.
In May 2021, Richa Ghosh was awarded a central contract by the BCCI under category C. The BCCI pays her a retainer fee of Rs 10 lakh. In addition to this, she takes home Rs 4 lakh, Rs 2 lakh, and Rs 2.5 lakh for every test, ODI, and T20I in which she represents the country. She earns a match fees of Rs 20 thousand per day for her participation in domestic cricket.
- 2018 Bengal cricketer of the year
- Fastest ODI half-century by an Indian women’s cricketer – 26 balls vs New Zealand
Speaking at the post-match show, Former Australian cricketer Simon Katich said Maxwell ‘shouldn’t have bowled’
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FAQs on Richa Ghosh
What is Richa Ghosh’s height?
Indian women’s cricketer Richa Ghosh is 5 feet and 5 inches tall.
Where is Richa Ghosh from?
Richa Ghosh hails from Siliguri, West Bengal.
Has Richa Ghosh played in the BBL?
Richa Ghosh played for Hobart Hurricanes in the WBBL 2020 season.
What is Richa Ghosh’s age?
Richa Ghosh is a 19-year-old cricket player who represents India across three formats.
When did Richa Ghosh debut?
Richa Ghosh made her debut in the Indian women’s cricket team in 2020.