Shanta Rangaswamy was also known as Shantha Rangaswamy and is a former professional cricketer who played for India. She played Test matches for India from 1976 till 1991 and also stood as a captain for 8 matches in 1976-77 season and again four matches in the 1983-84 season. Rangaswamy stood for 19 Women’s One Day International matches between 1981-82 and 1986. She was also selected as the captain for her ODI team and played 16 matches from 1981-82 till 1983-84 as a captain.
Rangaswamy was a right handed batsman and a right armed medium pacer bowler. Throughout her career, Rangaswamy has played with a batting average of 32.6 from 16 test matches with a top score of 108 runs in a match against New Zealand. Her bowling average stands at 31.61 and she took 21 wickets in her career. Her best bowling figures stand against England at 4 wickets for 42 runs.
For one day international matches, Rangaswamy amassed a total of 287 runs at an average of 15.1. Her bowling average was also good with 29.41 and she took 12 wickets throughout her career in ODI matches. Her best bowling performance in an ODI happened in 1982 in a match against New Zealand when she took 3 wickets for a loss of 25 runs. She also reached her best batting performance for a one-day match on the same day when she scored her maiden and only one-day half-century.