Full name Renu Margrate
Born July 3, 1975, Amritsar, Punjab
Current age 40 years 60 days
Major teams India Women, Railways (India) Women
Also known as Renu
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Test debut||New Zealand Women v India Women at Nelson, Feb 7-10, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v India Women at Shenley, Jul 15-18, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand Women v India Women at Christchurch, Feb 12, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand Women v India Women at Lincoln, Dec 20, 2000 scorecard|
This 25 year old medium pacer has played for India a lot more than her critics would like. Playing predominantly for Indian Railways in the domestic competition, Renu Margrate has made the second medium pacer's slot her own. Her regular selection in the Indian team has been controversial on more than one occasion. Although she does not generate enough pace to be classified as fast medium, Renu Margrate often puts in a bit of extra effort and surprises batswomen. Her bowling action, although fairly standard, is best described as jerky. Batting in the late middle order, Renu has the ability to give the ball a good thump. However it is on very few occasions that she has spent enough time at the crease to make a difference.
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