Jaya Sharma is an Indian born cricketer and has played a single women’s test match and 64 women’s ODIs for India.
Jaya debuted for India against England in 2001-02 and was selected for India’s tour to South Africa in 2002 where she featured for a single match. The left handed batsman has scored 13 half centuries, first of which came against Ireland.
The 2003-04 season was specially good for Jaya when she collectively averaged 59.11 against West Indies and Sri Lanka and scored 6 of her 13 fifties in just 10 games.
Jaya is more of an attacking opening batsman and plays confident against fast opening bowlers as well as the spinners.
She was a part of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup winning side of India and is the first female cricketer to have won the BCCI Player of the Year award for 2006-07.