Anju Jain is a Right handed batsman and a Wicketkeeper with the India Women’s Cricket team. She has also played cricket for the Air India Women’s cricket team.
Anju Jain made her debut in International cricket in a One day International match against the West Indies women’s team at Nottingham in 1993. Anju opened the match with Sandhya Agarwal and played an impressive 84 runs remaining not out as the innings came to an end after 50 overs. She also kept the wicket in the same match and India won the match by 63 runs. In 1995, Jain played her first International test match against the New Zealand women’s team at Nelson. Jain scored 29 runs in 117 balls which also included a boundary and was run out in the first innings. She helped dismiss Kirsty Flavell who was at 94 runs by catching her behind the wicket off a ball by Purnima Rau. She also stumped Sarah McLauchlan and dismissed her for a duck. In the second innings, Jain scored 22 runs hitting 3 boundaries after facing 55 balls before getting bowled by Katrina Keenan. The match ended in a draw. In 2000, Anju Jain was made captain of the Indian Women’s team and led the team to play the Women’s World Cup that year.
In a total of 65 One day Internationals, Jain has scored 1729 runs with a high score of 90 runs. She also has taken 30 catches and has 51 One day International stumping to her name. In 8 test matches, Jain has scored a total of 441 runs with a high score of 110 runs, 15 catches and 8 stumpings.
Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket team, 2000.