Anjum Chopra is a Left handed batsman and a Right arm medium bowler with the Indian Women’s Cricket team. She has also played for the Air India Women’s team.
Anjum Chopra made her debut in International cricket in a One day International match against the New Zealand Women’s team at Christchurch in February 1995. She bowled 4 overs which included a maiden over and gave away just 14 runs however could not claim a wicket. Chopra remained not out at one run after facing 10 balls as India went on to win the match by 2 wickets. The same year in November, Chopra played her first test match against England at Kolkata. She bowled 4 overs in the first innings giving away just 7 runs. Coming to bat, Chopra scored 27 runs hitting 3 boundaries after facing 101 balls and was caught and bowled by Karen Smithies. In the second innings she bowled 3 overs and gave away 13 runs, however the match ended in a draw. In 2007, Anjum Chopra was awarded with the Arjuna Award, India’s most valuable sporting award.
In a total of 105 One day internationals, Chopra has scored 2465 runs with a high score of 100 runs. She also has a total of 548 runs at a high score of 98 runs in the 12 test matches that she has played.
Arjuna Award, 2007.