Who is RCB star Asha Sobhana, oldest debutant for India women?

Who is RCB star Asha Sobhana, oldest debutant for India women?

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) spinner Asha Sobhana has made her international debut in a match against Bangladesh.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) star bowler Asha Sobhana has made her debut for India in the 4th T20I match against Bangladesh at the Sylhet on Monday. The 33 year old spinner has become the oldest women player to make a debut for India.

She set a new record surpassing Seema Pujare, who made her debut for India at 31 years old in an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2008 at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium.

Sobhana had impressed everyone in the recently concluded Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024. Who is Asha Sobhana, a 33 year old spinner? let us look at her stats and records.

Who is Asha Sobhana?

Asha Sobhana began her cricket journey at 13, inspired by watching former India spinner Neetu David’s performances on television.

She earned a spot on the Kerala senior women’s team. Despite her selection to the India ‘A’ squad in 2012 and 2018, she faced challenges advancing to the senior national team. However, after an impressive performance in WPL by taking 12 wickets in 10 games, she received her maiden call-up for India squad.

She received her debut cap from her WPL captain and Indian batter Smriti Mandhana at the age of 33, which itself is a motivation for many.

Asha Sobhana stats in WPL

Palying for RCB women team, Sobhana has played a crucial role in RCB maiden victory in 2024 WPL. She has taken 12 scalps in 10 games with a economy of 7.11 and average of 15.41. She has also claimed a fifer in the opening game of the tournament.


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