Getting such a huge award in an extraordinary and difficult year will motivate me to improve my game and contribute to the success of Team India. Mandhana said- I am focusing my full attention on winning the 2022 World Cup to be held in New Zealand in 2022. We are preparing for this as a team
Smriti Mandhana named you the best female cricketer award in 2021
India’s opener Smriti Mandhana has won the ICC Women’s Cricketer of the Year award in 2021 for her stellar performances across all formats. Apart from Mandhana, England’s Tammy Beaumont, South Africa’s Lizelle Lee, and Ireland’s Gabby Lewis were also nominated for the Rachael Hayhoe Flint Trophy. Mandhana has also found a place in the ICC T20 team of the year. Mandhana also won the award in 2018 and voted the best Women’s ODI Cricketer of the Year. She is the second Indian female cricketer after Jhulan Goswami to receive this award. Jhulan received this award in 2007.
Mandhana won the hearts of fans with her performance on the field
Smriti Mandhana wins Despite a tough last year, Mandhana made a mark for her performance on the field. In the limited-overs home series against South Africa, India could win only two of the eight matches and in both Mandhana played the role of a facilitator. He scored an unbeaten 80 in the second ODI and played an unbeaten knock of 48 runs in the last T20. He scored 78 runs in the first innings in the one-off Test against England that ended in a draw. At the same time, 49 runs were add to India’s only win in the ODI series. In the T20 series, he also scored 29 runs in 15 balls and a half-century but the India series 2. Lost by 1.
century in test made him memorable
He scored 86 runs in the second match of the ODI series against Australia. In the only Test of his career, he scored a century and the named player of the match. He scored the second T20 fifty of his career in the last T20I. Mandhana made India’s first day memorable by scoring a century in the night Test.