Thirush Kamini

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Thirush Kamini
Kamini's shot against West Indies during ICC Women's World Cup 2013
Personal information
Full name Thirush Kamini
Born (1990-07-30) 30 July 1990 (age 26)
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm Legbreak
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut 13 August 2014 v England
Last Test 16 November 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 6) 7 March 2009 v Pakistan
Last ODI 10 February 2016 v Ireland
ODI shirt no. 16
Domestic team information
Years Team
2000/01/-2014/15 Tamil Nadu Women
2015/16-present Railways Women
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20
Matches 2 38 3
Runs scored 237 815 67
Batting average 79.00 26.29 33.50
100s/50s 1/0 2/3 0/1
Top score 192 113* 56
Balls bowled 6 384
Wickets 0 9
Bowling average 8.00 45.53
5 wickets in innings 30.11
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/19
Catches/stumpings 5/0

Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini (born 30 June 1990 in Madras) is an Indian cricketer who has played 38 women's one-day internationals for the Indian women's cricket team. [1]

Cricket career[edit]

Thirushkamini started playing at the age of six when her father found her interest in cricket and is being coached by him ever since. She went on to represent Under 16 Tamil Nadu state at the age of 8 and represented Senior state at the age of 10. When she was 15 she represented Under 21 India that toured Pakistan and won Woman of the Match. She went on to represent INDIA at the age of 16 and won the Woman of the Series in her debut tournament. In 2007 won the Allan Border Gavaskar scholarship and got the opportunity to train at the Centre of Excellence, Brisbane, Australia. Thirushkamini is the only woman cricketer to have won BCCI PLAYER OF THE YEARon three occasions (2007-2008 Junior Player of the Year, 2009-2010 Senior Player of the Year, 2012-2013 Senior Player of the Year). She has scored a century against West Indies in Women's World Cup 2013. Thirushkamini overtook Mithali Raj's record for the highest run in a World Cup game by scoring a 100 from 146 balls in the first match of ICC Women's World Cup 2013 and became the first Indian Women to score a Century in World Cup. In 2014 Kamini scored 192 of 430 balls in the test match against South Africa which is the second best score by an Indian women and the highest score by an Indian opener. She recently scored her career best unbeaten 113 of 194 balls against Ireland Women at the ICC Women World Cup Qualifiers 2017 at Colombo, Sri Lanka and became the first Indian Women to score a century in the Qualifiers as well. She is currently a contracted BCCI Grade A player.


  • BCCI Junior Player of the Year 2007-2008
  • BCCI Senior Player of the Year 2009-2010
  • BCCI Senior Player of the Year 2012-2013

Major teams[edit]

  • Indian women
  • India Blue
  • India Red
  • India Under 21
  • Indian Railways
  • Tamil Nadu


[2] [3] [4] [5] [6]

  1. ^ "Thirush Kamini player profile". Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Kamini 192 and Kaur's nine flay South Africa.", cricinfo, India v South Africa, only Women's Test, Mysore. Retrieved on 19 November 2005.
  3. ^ "Thirush Kamini becomes first Indian woman to hit century in World Cup", "cricketcountry-staff,", India v West Indies, Brabourne Stadium. Retrieved on 31 January 2013.
  4. ^ "Women's World Cup Qualifier: Thirush Kamini's ton takes India to Super Six", "Oneindia",, Colombo. Retrieved on 11 February 2017.
  5. ^ "Thirush Kamini gets 2nd highest Test score for India Women", "cricketcountry-staff",. Retrieved on 17 November 2014.
  6. ^ "Thirush Kamini, Deepti Sharma power Indian women to ODI series win over New Zealand", "ZeeNewsSports",. Retrieved on 8 July 2015.