Harleen Kaur Deol (born 21 June 1998) is an Indian cricketer.[1] She plays for Himachal Pradesh[2] as an attacking right-hand batter who also occasionally bowls right arm leg spin.

Harleen Deol
Deol in August 2022
Personal information
Full name
Harleen Kaur Deol
Born (1998-06-21) 21 June 1998 (age 25)
Chandigarh, India
BowlingRight-arm leg break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 126)22 February 2019 v England
Last ODI22 July 2023 v Bangladesh
ODI shirt no.98
T20I debut (cap 62)4 March 2019 v England
Last T20I11 July 2023 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.98
Domestic team information
2013/14–presentHimachal Pradesh
2023–presentGujarat Giants
Career statistics
Competition WODI WT20I
Matches 6 14
Runs scored 101 142
Batting average 25.25 15.77
100s/50s 0/1 0/1
Top score 58 52
Balls bowled 72 108
Wickets 2 6
Bowling average 28.00 23.33
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/7 2/13
Catches/stumpings 1/– 3/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 December 2023
Medal record
Representing  India
Women's Cricket
Commonwealth Games
Silver medal – second place 2022 Birmingham Team

Harleen made her Women's One Day International (WODI) debut for India against England on 22 February 2019, at Wankhede in Mumbai,[3] becoming the second woman cricketer from Chandigarh to play for India after Taniya Bhatia.[4] She completed her schooling from Yadavindra Public School, Mohali[5] and subsequently made her Women's Twenty20 International (WT20I) debut against England on 4 March 2019.[6] Harleen made her Women's T20 Challenge debut for Trailblazers on 6 May 2019 against Supernovas, sharing in a 100-run partnership with Smriti Mandhana.[7]

In January 2020, she was named in India's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia.[8]

Deol went viral in July 2021 after performing an acrobatic catch while avoiding the boundary rope during the Twenty20 series against England. Fielding at long-off, Deol leapt to catch a lofted Amy Jones drive two-handed high above her head but, realising her momentum was taking her across the boundary rope to potentially concede six runs, she lobbed the ball into the air to give herself enough time to dive back onto the field of play to recapture the falling ball in mid-air. She earned praise from Sachin Tendulkar and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the catch.[9] In July 2022, she was named in India's team for the cricket tournament at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England.[10]

In the inaugural season of the Indian Women's Premier League in 2023, Harleen Deol was acquired by Gujarat Giants (GG).[11] At the four-week tournament's conclusion, she was one of thirteen batters to have amassed over 200 runs. Her 202 aggregate, which she achieved at a Strike rate of 125.46, brought her within two runs of top scoring for her team.

In December 2023, Deol was selected in India's test squad for the only Test against England.

References edit

  1. ^ "Harleen Deol". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  2. ^ "In the zone – North - News - BCCI.tv". www.bcci.tv. Archived from the original on 10 May 2019. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  3. ^ "1st ODI, England Women tour of India at Mumbai, Feb 22 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ "Chandigarh cricketer Taniya Bhatia keen to make her mark after India selection". Hindustan Times. 10 January 2018. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  5. ^ "'Opportunity a reward for all that hard work away from home'". Indian Express. 21 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  6. ^ "1st T20I, England Women tour of India at Guwahati, Mar 4 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  7. ^ "Match Report: M1 - TRAILBLAZERS vs SUPERNOVAS". www.iplt20.com. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  8. ^ "Kaur, Mandhana, Verma part of full strength India squad for T20 World Cup". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 12 January 2020.
  9. ^ Rao, Santosh (11 July 2021). "Prime Minister Narendra Modi Reacts To Harleen Deol's "Phenomenal" Catch". NDTV Sports. Retrieved 12 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Team India (Senior Women) squad for Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games announced". Board of Control for Cricket in India. Retrieved 11 July 2022.
  11. ^ "WPL Auction 2023 Highlights: Smriti Mandhana costliest player at ₹3.4 crore; Harmanpreet, Deepti, Jemimah hit jackpots". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 26 February 2023.

External links edit