Isa Guha

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Isa Guha
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Personal information
Full nameIsa Tara Guha
Born (1985-05-21) 21 May 1985 (age 33)
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 137)14 August 2002 v India
Last Test22 January 2011 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 94)10 August 2001 v Scotland
Last ODI21 October 2011 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.19
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1998–1999Thames Valley
2000–presentBerkshire
Career statistics
Competition WTest WODI WT20I LA
Matches 8 83 22 186
Runs scored 113 122 39 1,218
Batting average 16.14 8.71 7.80 13.09
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/3
Top score 31* 26 13* 71*
Balls bowled 1,491 3,767 459 8,935
Wickets 29 101 18 234
Bowling average 18.93 23.21 25.05 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/– 26/– 4/– 32/–
Source: CricketArchive, 29 February 2016

Isa Tara Guha (born 21 May 1985) is an England former cricketer who played in the 2005 World Cup in South Africa.[1] She cites winning the World Cup in 2009 as a career highlight.[2]

Cricket career[edit]

A right arm fast medium bowler, Guha made her Test debut at the age of 17 against India in 2002[3] and she was named BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year.[4] Her best bowling in 44 One Day Internationals is the 5 for 14 she took against the West Indies in 2008.[5] As of 31 December 2008, she was ranked the number one bowler in the ICC Women's One Day International rankings.[citation needed] 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[6] as England retained the Ashes.[7] She announced her retirement from international cricket on 9 March 2012, although she said she would continue to play county cricket for Berkshire.[8]

Guha along with Lynsey Askew shares the world record partnership for the ninth wicket in Women's ODI history (73).[9][10]

Media work[edit]

Guha writes a column for the BBC Sport website[11] and is an occasional Test Match Special summariser.[citation needed]

She joined ITV Sport in April 2012 as a co-presenter of ITV4's coverage of the Indian Premier League.[12][13][14]

Guha was a member of the inaugural Triple M radio Test cricket commentary team in Australia in 2016.[15]

In 2018 she was a commentator for Sky Sports for the England/Pakistan Test matches.[citation needed] Also she was announced as a commentator for Fox Cricket in their enhanced Australian Cricket coverage.[16]

She is currently a member of BT sports commentary team for the Australia v India test series taking place December 2018 to January 2019, as well as part of the Foxtel Sports team commentating on the Australian Big Bash.

Charity interests[edit]

Guha is an Ambassador (or "Supporter")[17] for Sporting Equals[18] and the British Asian Trust.[14][19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Isa Guha ESPN Cricinfo
  2. ^ Walker, Phil (23 October 2012). "A Drink With… Isa Guha". All Out Cricket. Archived from the original on 12 May 2014. Retrieved 12 May 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/53726.html
  4. ^ https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/17314311
  5. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/13967/scorecard/351441/england-women-vs-west-indies-women-2nd-odi-west-indies-women-tour-of-england-2008
  6. ^ http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/14124/scorecard/312450/australia-women-vs-england-women-only-test-england-women-tour-of-australia-and-new-zealand-2007-08
  7. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/cricket/womens_cricket/7250100.stm
  8. ^ Isa Guha retires from international cricket ESPN Cricinfo, 9 March 2012
  9. ^ "12th Match: England Women v New Zealand Women at Chennai, Mar 3, 2007 | Cricket Scorecard". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  10. ^ "Records | Women's One-Day Internationals | Partnership records | Highest partnerships by wicket". Cricinfo. ESPN. Retrieved 17 April 2017.
  11. ^ Isa Guha column: 'I've picked a winner with the Black Keys' BBC Sport, 15 February 2012
  12. ^ Indian Premier League cricket returns to ITV4 Archived 8 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine ITV Press Centre, 21 March 2012
  13. ^ The Indian Premier League returns to ITV4 and ITV.com Archived 27 January 2013 at Archive.today ITV.com, 30 March 2012
  14. ^ a b ITV Snap up England’s Women Cricket Star Isa Guha to present IPL coverage Archived 22 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine Total Sport Promotions, 15 April 2011
  15. ^ Triple M Delivers Best Ever Ashes Commentary Team Triple M Melbourne, 22 September 2017
  16. ^ Commentary Team Foxtel
  17. ^ "Isa Guha". Supporters. Sporting Equals. Retrieved 21 January 2017.
  18. ^ Brand Ambassadors Archived 9 May 2012 at the Wayback Machine Sporting Equals
  19. ^ "VIVO IPL 2017 Schedule". Archived from the original on 18 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017. British Asian Trust, September 2016

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