Shikha Pandey is an Indian Cricketer. She played her 1st T20 international match on 9th March 2014 against Bangladesh at Cox’s Bazar cricket stadium in Bangladesh. Later in August in the same year, she played her first One Day International cricket and Test Cricket while playing against England at Wormsley and Scarborough. Let us checkout about Shikha Pandey Wiki, Bio, Age, Family Background & personal life.
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Shikha Pandey Biography
Shikha was born in Karimnagar of Andhra Pradesh which was now divided and formed as Telangana on 12 May 1989. Later her Family was moved to Vasco da Gama in Goa in 1997. Her father Subash Pandey is a Hindi Teacher in Kendriya Vidyalaya in Goa.
Most of the students in Kendriya Vidyalaya come from defense families. Due to that continuous interaction with them led to a more profound patriotic spirit in Shikha. She wanted to join the Air Force and serve her country. She achieved that in the year 2011 and became an Air Traffic Controller.
Shikha Pandey Career
Shikha was selected to play for Goa in 2004 at the age of 15. After that, at the age of 17, she started playing Domestic season in 2007-08. She was also selected to play for Goa’s Women Senior Stateside. In the Rani Jhansi Trophy inter-state two days tournament she took four wickets in one match.
While she was in her Engineering course Shikha played in Board’s President’s XI against the visiting England and West Indies teams in 2010 and 2011 January and took her first international wicket.
After she was selected for India’s tour of Bangladesh for 3 friendly matches with Bangladesh and 2014 ICC Women’s World T20, She is the first player from Goa after Dilip Sardesai to play for India in all international formats. In 2014 November 26th in a match with South Africa she took 3 wickets and scored 59 runs and helped India to win the match.
Shikha played a prominent role in the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women World Cup but the team lost in the final match against England by nine runs. She was named in India’s squad in January 2020 for the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
Awards won by Shikha Pandey
Dilip Sardessai Sports Excellence Award for 2017-18
Height: 5 feet 6 Inch
Weight: 60 kg
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