Top 5: Best Bowling Figures on Debut by an Indian in Women’s ODIs

Best Bowling Figures on Debut in WODIs by Indians

Top 5 Best Bowling Figures on Debut by an Indian in Women's ODIs
Top 5 Best Bowling Figures on Debut by an Indian in Women’s ODIs

Following Asha Sobhana’s India debut in the 1st One-Day International (ODI) on June 16, 2024, against South Africa during the multi-format home series, 33-year-old Sobhana produced her best bowling figures on debut in ODI.

The series, which runs from June 16 to July 9, includes three ODIs at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. Following the ODI series, the teams will compete in a one-off, four-day red-ball Test match and three Twenty20 Internationals, all in Chennai. In her debut ODI match, Asha Sobhana registered impressive figures of 4/21, helping India secure a victory by 143 runs. With this performance, India leads the 3-match ODI series against South Africa 1-0.

Let’s look at the Best Bowling Figures on Debut in ODIs by Indians-

Purnima Choudhary – 5/21

As of 2024, Purnima Choudhary’s record of 5/21 remains unbroken by any Indian player. She achieved this feat against the West Indies on December 13, 1997, during the 1997 World Cup at Faridabad. For her outstanding performance, she was awarded the Player of the Match.

Asha Sobhana – 4/21

Second, on this list is Asha Sobhana, with her impressive 4/21 against South Africa on June 16, 2024, during the South Africa tour of India at Bengaluru, in the 1st ODI, she was the highest wicket-taker in the Indian bowling innings. Additionally, Asha Sobhana made her debut for India at the age of 33 years and 92 days, becoming India’s oldest ODI debutant in Women’s Cricket.

Amanjot Kaur – 4/31

Amanjot Kaur, achieved the figures of 4 wickets against 31 runs, against Bangladesh on July 16, 2023, during the India tour of Bangladesh at Mirpur.

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Gouher Sultana- 3/9

Gouher Sultana made her ODI debut for India against Pakistan in 2008. She had an impressive outing in her first match, claiming three wickets and conceding only nine runs in her 10 overs. Although she didn’t receive the Player of the Match award for her exceptional performance, it was a remarkable start to her ODI career. This was her best bowling figure before she picked 4/4 against Bangladesh in ODIs.

Devisha Palshikar- 3/12

Devisha Palshikar made her ODI debut in Karachi against Pakistan in 2006. The medium pacer from Maharashtra had a dream debut, picking up three wickets while conceding only 12 runs in her 10 overs. She bowled four maidens in that spell. For her outstanding debut, Devisha received the Player of the Match award in her first appearance.

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