Meghna Singh is an Indian cricketer who plays for the Indian Railways women’s cricket team. She is known for her right arm and medium bowling.
Meghna Singh was born on Saturday, 18 June 1994.age 28 years; by 2022) in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Gemini. She grew up in UP playing cricket with the children of her locality. His mother revealed in an interview
She used to be the only girl in our area to play with the boys.”
In 2007, he started taking professional training from Lakshyaraj Tyagi, who is known for producing various Ranji Trophy players for Uttar Pradesh. In an interview, her coach expressed her views on Meghna’s skills and her dedication. He said,
Her passion for sports was amazing when she first came to me in 2007 with her father. She used to visit the stadium daily without a break in both the seasons. In fact, I was surprised (when I saw) Meghna’s style of holding red cherries for the first time. Though her opening delivery in the nets was poor due to excellent swing, she was soon on target. The batsmen were barely able to play the ball on the first day of training.
Height (approx.): 5′ 8″
Weight (approx): 65 kg
Hair Color: black with golden-blonde highlights
Eye Colour: black
Figure Measurements (Approximately): 34-30-34
parents and siblings
Meghna Singh is the daughter of Vijay Veer Singh, a security guard at Dwarikesh Sugar Industries in Bareilly, and Reena Singh, an ASHA (Accredited Social Health Activist) worker. He has three younger sisters including Garima Singh and Pratiksha Singh.
His grandfather Prem Pal Singh is a retired sub-inspector in the UP Police. His grandmother’s name is Asha Thakur.
Meghna is a right-arm medium pacer. During his struggling years, he got a job opportunity as a booking clerk in Moradabad Railway. During his stay in railway stadiums, he took the time to honing his skills. Being an outswing bowler, she caught the attention of the selectors in the Women’s Senior T20 Trophy 2019-20 when she picked up 4 wickets and helped the Uttar Pradesh team qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. By the end of the tournament, he had a total of 10 wickets to his name. According to his coach, Meghna is also a useful batsman. In an interview he said,
She bowls good lengths and what motivates the batsmen to stroke, they usually don’t. Besides that, she is a useful batsman who can put together an innings down the order and pick up the pace as well. Her performance in the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy was an example.
In August 2021, she earned her first call-up in the India women’s cricket team against Australia. She was also named in India’s squad for the only women’s Test match. She made her international debut in September 2021 in an ODI against Australia, in which she finished with figures of 6-0-27-0. He took his first international wicket in his second ODI, dismissing Australian captain Meg Lanning; However, she remained wicketless in the third ODI with an economy of 6. Later, she played for the Railways team in the Women’s Senior One Day Trophy 2021.
She made her Women’s One Day International (WODI) debut on 21 September 2021 for India against Australia. He took 2 important wickets in the final match which helped his team win.
He made his Test debut on 30 September 2021. In an interview, his coach said,
This is the best opportunity for him to make his presence felt and claim a place in the Indian team… He has potential. I am sure she will do well in Australia.
In January 2022, she was named in India’s squad for the 2022 Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, and was also named in India’s Women’s Twenty20 International (WT20I) squad for their one-off match against New Zealand. Talking about the achievements of her daughters in an interview, Meghna’s mother said,
Even during the series against New Zealand before the World Cup, we all used to wake up at strange times to watch every match.
Referring to his daughter’s Twenty20 debut against the Pakistan cricket team, he said,
We hope to see his bowling with Jhulan Goswami in the first match against Pakistan on Sunday.
Facts / Trivia
- Meghna’s father, Vijay Singh always supported her to achieve her aspirations.
- Reportedly, Meghna followed a grueling routine. She used to wake up every morning at 4 am and travel about 24 kms along with her father from Kasba Kotwali to Nehru Stadium, Bijnor to take cricket training.
- She is the second woman cricketer from Uttar Pradesh after Indian spinner Poonam Yadav to be selected to play in the national team. In an interview his mother said,
We never thought that she would play the World Cup, but today we are proud to see her wearing the India jersey. If Meghna does well in New Zealand and India wins the World Cup, a lot will change in terms of prestige, money and status.
- Singh got her first cap from Mithali Raj, the captain of the India women’s national cricket team.
- Meghna loves working out and often posts gymming pictures on her social media handles.
- She likes to travel in her spare time.