|Sabbhineni Meghana Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 7 in|
|Date of Birth||June 7, 1996|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Sabbhineni Meghana is an Indian professional cricketer who has represented her country in the shorter formats of the sport (ODIs and T20Is), as a top-order batter. Meghana was a member of the Indian squad that won the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games. It was the first occasion where women’s cricket was included in the Commonwealth Games and just the 2nd time that cricket was played at the Commonwealth Games – a men’s tournament had previously been featured at the 1998 edition held in Kuala Lumpur. In the Indan domestic circuit, Meghana has played for her home state of Andhra (2009-10-2016-17), South Zone (2014-15-2016-17), and Railways (2017-18-Present) across all formats. In franchise-based T20 leagues, she has turned out for Trailblazers (2022) in the Women’s T20 Challenge and the Gujarat Giants (2023) in the WPL (Women’s Premier League).
Krishna, Andhra Pradesh, India
- Father – Her father worked as a divisional engineer at an NTPC (National Thermal Power Corporation Limited, an Indian central public sector undertaking that is engaged in the generation of electricity) thermal power station.
- Siblings – Geethika Sabbhineni (Older Sister)
- Others – Vivek Vanapalli (Brother-in-Law)
She has been represented by Baseline Ventures, Sports Marketing, Entertainment & Brand Licensing Company, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.
27 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I)
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
63 kg or 139 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Toned physique
- Side-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Cheerful smile
Sabbhineni Meghana Facts
- Meghana made her T20I (and international) debut for India in November 2016 (aged just 20) and was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2016 edition (November 26, 2016 – December 4, 2016) of the ACC (Asian Cricket Council) Women’s Asia Cup. It was the 6th edition of the tournament, the 2nd in succession that was played in the T20I format, and the 6th time that India won this title.
- Despite being involved in a tournament victory this early in her senior-level international career, she was in and out of the Indian team over the next few years. Meghana’s career was given a new lease of life when she finished as the leading run-scorer (388 runs in just 6 innings) in the 2021-22 season of the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy, the 16th edition of the premier women’s domestic one-day cricket competition in India.
- In the tournament, representing Railways, the defending champions, she top-scored (90 runs) in a 149-run victory over Odisha in the quarter-final. She also top-scored (36 runs) in an 8-wicket hammering of Karnataka in the final of the tournament.
- In October 2022, Meghana was a part of the Indian squad that won the 2022 edition of the ACC Women’s Asia Cup. It was the 8th edition of the tournament, the 4th in succession that was played in the T20I format, and the 7th time that India won this title – having missed out in 2018 when they were toppled by rank outsiders Bangladesh on the last ball of the tournament’s final.
- In February 2023, in the auction for the upcoming inaugural edition of the WPL (Women’s Premier League), she was acquired for INR 30 lakhs by the Gujarat Giants.
Featured Image by Sabbhineni Meghana / Instagram