Isa Guha

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Isa Guha
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Personal information
Full name Isa Tara Guha
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 29)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 137) 14 August 2002 v India women
Last Test 15 February 2008 v Australia women
ODI debut (cap 94) 10 August 2001 v Scotland women
Last ODI 9 January 2011 v Australia women
ODI shirt no. 19
Domestic team information
Years Team
1998–1999 Thames Valley
2000–present Berkshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I LA
Matches 7 80 20 186
Runs scored 83 112 39 1,218
Batting average 16.60 8.71 7.80 13.09
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 31* 26 13* 71*
Balls bowled 1,309 3,629 411 8,935
Wickets 25 98 14 234
Bowling average 19.32 22.96 28.35 22.01
5 wickets in innings 1 2 0 2
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 5/40 5/14 3/21 5/14
Catches/stumpings 3/– 25/– 4/– 32/–
Source: CricketArchive, 20 January 2011

Isa Tara Guha (Bengali: ইশা গুহ ) (born 21 May 1985, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England) is an England cricketer of Kolkata Bengali descent[1] who played in the 2005 Women's Cricket World Cup in South Africa.[2] She cites winning the World Cup in 2009 as a career highlight.[1]

Cricket career[edit]

A right arm fast medium bowler, she made her Test debut at the age of 17 against India in 2002 when she was named BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year. Her best bowling in 44 One Day Internationals is the 5 for 22 she took against New Zealand in 2004. As of 31 December 2008, she was ranked the number one bowler in the ICC Women's One Day International rankings. She took a career best 5 for 40 in her seventh Test match, against Australia at the Bradman Oval in Bowral in February 2008 and took nine wickets in the match, winning the player of the match award as England retained the Ashes. She announced her retirement from international cricket on 9 March 2012, although she said she would continue to play county cricket for Berkshire.[3]

Media work[edit]

Guha writes a column for the BBC Sport website.[4]

She joined ITV Sport in April 2012 as a co-presenter of ITV4's coverage of the Indian Premier League.[5][6][7]

Charity interests[edit]

Guha is an Ambassador for Sporting Equals[8] and the British Asian Trust.[7][9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Walker, Phil (23 Oct 2012). "A Drink With… Isa Guha". All Out Cricket. Retrieved 12 May 2014. 
  2. ^ Isa Guha ESPN Cricinfo
  3. ^ Isa Guha retires from international cricket ESPN Cricinfo, 9 March 2012
  4. ^ Isa Guha column: 'I've picked a winner with the Black Keys' BBC Sport, 15 February 2012
  5. ^ Indian Premier League cricket returns to ITV4 ITV Press Centre, 21 March 2012
  6. ^ The Indian Premier League returns to ITV4 and ITV.com ITV.com, 30 March 2012
  7. ^ a b ITV Snap up England’s Women Cricket Star Isa Guha to present IPL coverage Total Sport Promotions, 15 April 2011
  8. ^ Brand Ambassadors Sporting Equals
  9. ^ Isa Guha British Asian Trust She is also being seen in IPL edition of 2013.

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