Who is Ekta Bisht | Bio | Stats | Royal Challengers Bangalore Player

About Ekta Bisht:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Women’s Team
Name:- Ekta Bisht
DOB:- 8th February, 1986
Bowling style:- Slow Left-Arm Orthodox
Batting style:- Left-handed batter
Place of Birth:- Almora, Uttarakhand, India
Role:- Bowler
Teams:- India Blue Women, India Women, Royal Challengers Bangalore Women, Uttar Pradesh Women, Velocity

Ekta Bisht.
Ekta Bisht.

Bio:

Ekta Bisht is a renowned Indian cricketer known for her exceptional skills as a slow left-arm orthodox bowler. She holds the distinction of being the first international woman cricketer from Uttarakhand and the first Indian player to achieve a hat trick in WT20Is.

Bisht’s journey in cricket began at the age of six playing with boys in her hometown despite financial constraints. Her talent was soon recognized and she received sponsorship upon joining the national team in 2011, leading to the closure of the family’s tea stall.

Starting her domestic career in Uttar Pradesh, Bisht later captained Kumaon University in the North Zone under the mentorship of Liyakat Ali. She honed her skills and earned a spot in the Indian women’s national cricket team in 2011.

Bisht’s notable achievements include that hat-trick in the ICC World Cup Women’s T20 match against Sri Lanka in 2012 and she even played her part in India’s journey to the final of the 2017 women’s cricket World Cup, where she claimed 9 wickets in 6 innings, including her sensational spell of taking a 5-fer against Pakistan. She received accolades in 2017 for being named in both the ICC Women’s ODI and T20I teams of the year.

With impressive statistics in both ODI and T20I including 79 ODI wickets and 50 T20I wickets, Bisht is one of India’s top bowlers, she also holds the distinction of being the fifth Indian woman to surpass the 100-wicket milestone in international cricket. Recognizing her contributions, the Uttarakhand government awarded her the Khel Ratna award in November 2017.

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In the Senior Women’s Inter Zonal T20 Trophy 2023-24, representing the Central zone, she
excelled as the top wicket-taker with eight dismissals in four innings, with an impressive economy rate of 3.87. While in the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy, for Uttarakhand, she secured 15 wickets in 10 innings with an economy rate of 4.66 and an average of 12.06.

Amidst the notable domestic season, in December 2023, the Royal Challengers Bangalore secured her services for the WPL 2024 season, further solidifying her stature in the cricketing world.

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