Smriti Mandhana is one of the most exciting and talented young openers in women’s international cricket at the moment. With 1464 runs in 41 ODI matches, 3 centuries, the highest score of 135 and an average of 37.53; Mandhana has captured the imagination of cricket fans all over the world.
She has played for Team India in two Tests as well, scoring 81 runs. Mandhana also won the Best Women's International Cricketer award by the BCCI in June 2018.
The left-handed opener Mandhana picked up the game after watching her father and brother play the game and soon progressed quickly in the age group cricket. In October 2013, she became the first Indian women batter to score a double century in a one day game, scoring unbeaten 224 off 150 balls in a U19 West Zone game.
She made her India debut in 2014 with a Test against England. Her biggest achievements were scoring 90 and a century (106*) for the Indian team, which reached the finals of the tournament in the WWC 2017 in England.
Despite being naturally right-handed, she and her brother were trained by her father to bat left-handed because he felt that left-handers are more stylish.
However, in a video posted on Facebook, Mandhana showed her skills while batting right-handed in the nets.
Here is the video of Smriti Mandhana batting right-handed: