Anju Jain

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Anju Jain
Personal information
Born (1974-08-11) 11 August 1974 (age 44)
Delhi, India
BattingRight-hand batswoman
International information
National side
Test debutFebruary 7 1995 v New Zealand
ODI debutJuly 20 1993 v West Indies
Last ODIApril 10 2005 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition WODI WTest
Matches 65 8
Runs scored 1729 441
Batting average 29.81 36.75
100s/50s 0/12 1/3
Top score 90 110
Balls bowled - -
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 30/51 15/8
Source: cricinfo, 26 July 2017

Anju Jain (born 11 August 1974, in New Delhi) is a former Indian cricketer. She played Women's Test cricket (8 matches between 1995 and 2003) and ODI cricket (65 matches between 1993 and 2005) for India. She was the team wicket-keeper.

She captained the Indian team in 8 ODI matches, all during the 2000 Cricinfo Women's Cricket World Cup where India advanced to the semi-finals before losing to New Zealand.

She played for Air India women's cricket team in the Indian women's domestic league. The only player to have played for consecutive four world cups. Her 81 dismissals behind the wicket stands in the fourth position in terms of all-time dismissals by wicket-keepers from all countries. Jain also holds the record for playing the most number of Women's One Dayers by keeping wicket and by opening the batting as captain(7)[1]

Anju received the Arjuna Award in 2005 for her sporting achievements from then President of India Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, hence been declared the best sportsperson of the year in Cricket.

Coaching career[edit]

She has been a coach associated with the development of youth and women's cricketers of Andhra Pradesh. She has also been a coach to Odisha, Tripura and Assam as well as for the Indian side. Currently, she is the head coach of Bangladesh Women Cricket Team.[2]

Women's International Centuries[edit]

Women's Test Centuries[edit]

Anju Jain's Test centuries
# Runs Match Opponents City/Country Venue Year
1 110 2  England Kolkata, India Calcutta Cricket and Football Ground[3] 1995
The President Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam presenting the Arjuna Award -2005 to Ms. Anju Jain for Cricket (women), at a glittering function in New Delhi on August 29, 2006


  1. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Individual records (captains, players, umpires) | Captains who have kept wicket and opened the batting | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-07-26.
  2. ^ "India's Jain set to become Bangladesh women's cricket team head coach". Dhaka Tribune. Retrieved 10 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Calcutta Cricket and Football Ground | India | Cricket Grounds | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-07-26.