Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur is undoubtedly one of the best players in world cricket. Her leadership in the Indian dressing room has revolutionised women’s cricket in the country.
Harmanpreet also boasts a sensational individual record internationally. In 124 ODI matches, she has 3322 runs, and her T20I record is no joke either. The 33-year-old has 3058 in 151 T20I matches for India.
She has also gotten off to a sensational start in the inaugural season of the Women’s Premier League (WPL). She leads Mumbai Indians in the tournament and was exceptional with the bat in their opening game against Gujarat Giants.
The captain of the Indian team turns 34 on March 8. Let us have a look at the top-three knocks of her international career.
107* vs England, 2013 Women’s World Cup
One of the most memorable knocks of Kaur’s career came in the 2013 ODI World Cup. In the 6th match of the tournament when India went up against England, the latter notched up a mammoth target of 273 runs on the scoreboard for India to chase.
Harmanpreet Kaur was influential for India, as she scored an unbeaten 107 off 109 deliveries. Despite her massive knock, India were unable to win the game as they only managed to score 240.
171* against Australia, ICC Women’s World Cup 2017
Another batting masterclass from Kaur came when India faced Australia in the 2nd semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017. India batted first and managed to score a massive 281 runs thanks to Harmanpreet’s unbeaten 171 off just 115 deliveries.
Australia were unable to chase the mammoth target as they were bundled out for 245.
65 against Australia, CWG 2022 final
Harmanpreet Kaur’s efforts in the Commonwealth Games final were not enough to propel them to a victory, but she did play an impressive knock nonetheless. After Australia scored 161 in the first innings, India did make a valiant effort in the chase.
Harmanpreet Kaur was once again influential for her side as she scored 65 runs off 43 deliveries. Australia, however, won the match by nine runs.