Uma Chetry becomes 2nd female cricketer from Assam to play for India

The Assamese cricketer Uma Chetry received her debut cap for the Indian team at the age of 21, in the T20 format in the second T20I against the Proteas at Chennai.

Uma Chetry becomes 2nd female cricketer from Assam to play for India
Uma Chetry becomes 2nd female cricketer from Assam to play for India

The wicketkeeper-batter was part of India’s T20I squad for the all-format series against the touring South African team, with the ODIs and one-off Test already played. Uma didn’t start in the first match as Richa Ghosh was the primary choice for the three-match series, but Richa suffered an injury in the first T20I. Uma substituted her following her injury as the wicketkeeper. The right-handed batter from Assam has now received her maiden cap for the national side.

Uma was part of India A at the ACC Women’s T20 Emerging Teams Asia Cup in June 2023. In July, she received her maiden call-up to the senior India squad for the series against Bangladesh. Uma has played only one match in the WPL, which came in the 2024 season for UP Warriorz. However, her performances in domestic tournaments, particularly in the Senior Women’s One Day Trophy and T20 Trophy 2023, caught the eyes of the national selectors. She also played for India A against the England side when they toured India in late 2023. Uma aims to make the most of her debut, both behind the gloves and with the bat in the middle order.

India is hosting South Africa for a multi-format series, dominating the three ODIs with a clean sweep, and securing a 10-wicket win in the one-off Test. In the first T20 International in Chennai, India fell short by 12 runs, resulting in South Africa registering their first victory of the series, winning by 12 runs.

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