|Richa Ghosh Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||September 28, 2003|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Richa Ghosh is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented her country in the shorter formats of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a wicket-keeper and middle-order batter. She was an integral member of the Indian team that won the 2023 (and inaugural) edition of the ICC (International Cricket Council) Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. She was also part of the Indian squad that had reached the final of the 2020 ICC Women’s World T20, the first time that India had made the final of this competition. In the Indian domestic circuit, Richa has played for Bengal Women (2019-Present) across all 3 formats. In franchise-based T20 leagues, she has turned out for Trailblazers (2020-Present) in the Women’s T20 Challenge, Hobart Hurricanes (2021-22) in the WBBL (Women’s Big Bash League), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (2023) in the WPL (Women’s Premier League).
Richa Manabendra Ghosh
Siliguri, West Bengal, India
West Bengal, India
Richa had attended Margaret Sister Nivedita English School in her hometown of Siliguri.
- Father – Manabendra Ghosh (Cricket Umpire, Former Cricketer)
- Mother – Swapna Ghosh
- Siblings – Shomasree Ghosh (Older Sister)
She has been represented by Baseline Ventures, Sports Marketing, Entertainment & Brand Licensing Company, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
Wicket-Keeper, Middle-Order Batter
13 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Slightly overgrown, side-parted, neck-length, wavy hair
- Cheerful smile
- Boyish face
Richa Ghosh Facts
- A child prodigy, Richa was selected for the under-19 cricket team of her home state of West Bengal when she was just about 11 years old. Just about a year later, she made it to the state’s under-23 team. She was inspired by her father, a cricket umpire, and a former cricketer at the local level.
- In January 2020, aged just 16, she was included in India’s squad for the 2020 edition of the ICC Women’s World T20. In mid-February 2020, just before the start of this tournament, she made her WT20I (and international) debut for India.
- At the 2022 edition of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, she played all 7 of India’s group-stage games but endured a torrid time – scoring less than 100 runs combined despite batting in all of those matches. The tournament was a disaster for the Indian team as well as they could not make it to the semi-final stage, having finished as the runner-up in the previous edition (2017).
- In February 2023, in the auction for the upcoming inaugural edition of the WPL (Women’s Premier League), Richa’s power-hitting skills fetched a handsome amount of INR 1.90 crores as she was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
- At the 2023 edition of the ICC Women’s World T20, she was India’s 2nd-highest (and 9th overall) run-getter – 136 runs in 5 innings at a stellar average of 68 runs per inning and an excellent strike rate of 130.76 runs scored per 100 balls faced. Although India reached the semi-final of the tournament (where they lost to eventual champions Australia by just 5 runs), Richa was the only Indian player selected in the ICC‘s ‘Team of the Tournament’.
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