Birth date 12 Sep 1982 (37 years)
Nationality India India
Position Bowler
Team history
India national women's 2002 - present

Amita Sharma has a tiny structure, but still her bowling is perfect. She has a beautiful action and is capable of swinging the ball in either direction. She took the opportunity of playing in the Indian Women national cricket team in 2002 and immediately nailed her position in the side. Currently, she is the spearhead of the bowling attack. During the 2005 World Cup in South Africa, she displayed a tremendous performance and made 13 dismissals. This assisted her team to reach the final, but the Aussies were simply very powerful. In February 2007, a quadrangular tournament was played in Chennai, Sharma bagged 4 wickets for 16 runs and played a major role in India’s 8 wicket triumph over England. This became her best ODI figures. In the domestic scenario in India, she plays for Northern Railways. She debuted in Test cricket against New Zealand Women at Vapi from 27th to 30th November 2003 and since then has played 5 Tests.

Career Highlights

Amita Sharma played in 87 ODIs and bowled 3560 runs in these and conceded 2188 runs while claiming 74 wickets. Her economy rate was 3.68, bowling average was 29.56 and bowling strike rate was 48.1. She scored 541 runs with 45 not out as her highest score.