- Indian women’s cricket team 1976 - 1991
Shubangi Kulkarni was born in Pune in Maharashtra, India in 1959. This leg spinner and a low order batswoman is a former Indian women cricketer. She was even the secretary of the Women’s Cricket Association of India in 2006. She even represented Maharashtra in the women’s domestic cricket and has made her international debut in the first women’s cricket series in India in 1976 against West Indies.
Kulkarni has to her credit a five wicket haul in the first innings that she has bowled, an achievement she would do again four more times in the 19 tests she played in her entire career. During her entire cricket career, she has played in almost 27 ODIs in over five international tours. Her statistics show that she played for two matches in 1978 in the Women’s Cricket World Cup. She played 12 matches in 1982 at the Women’s Cricket World Cup. In 1983-84, she played 4 matches against the Australian team in India. By 1984-85, she performed explicitly in 6 matches against New Zealand in India. In 1986, she played in England in 3 matches.
In her overall career, she had held the captaincy for three test matches for the Indian team. One was against the England team and the other two matches were played against the Australian team. Moreover, she also captained for one ODI match against the England women’s team. Her major teams included the India Women team and the West Zone Women team.
She retired in 1991 from the cricket field to become a cricket administrator. She became the secretary of the WCAI when it got merged into BCCI in 2006.
Shubangi Kulkarni’s batting and fielding average statistics show that she played 19 test matches, scoring 32 innings, and 2 not outs, 700 runs and 118 highest score. Her average came to 23.33 with one century and 2 half centuries. She made 14 catches in the test matches. With right to ODI matches, she played in 27 matches, made 26 innings and scored 347 runs. Her highest score was 44 with an average of 13.34 and 4 catches.
Her bowling average statistics show that she has played in 19 matches, making 32 innings, more than 3320 balls and 60 wickets. Her best innings bowling was 6 for 99 and best match bowling was 7 for 57. Her average was 27.45, with 3 for wickets in an inning and 5 five wicket in an inning. With right to ODI matches, she played in 27 matches, making 27 innings, 1150 balls and 669 runs. She took 38 wickets, with best innings bowling of 4 for 27 and best match bowling of 4 for 27. Her average was 17.60 with 30.2 bowling strike rate. She made 2 four wickets in an inning.