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Full name Kalyani Dhokarikar
Born May 9, 1971
Current age 43 years 226 days
Major teams India Women
Also known as Kalyani Umbrani
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Only Test||England Women v India Women at Shenley, Jul 15-18, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand Women v India Women at Hamilton, Feb 23, 1995 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v Ireland Women at Christchurch, Dec 11, 2000 scorecard|
Kalyani Dhokarikar was one of the more experienced cricketers in Indian women's cricket when they mounted a serious challenge in the Cricinfo Women's World Cup in New Zealand in 2000. An all rounder from Pune, Maharashtra, Kalyani has been the driving force behind the West Zone team for many years now. Although most successful women's cricketers seek contracts or employment with Air India or Indian Railways, Kalyani is content leading West Zone. One of the fitter cricketers in the team, Kalyani has the ability to pace her innings well. Although not a flashy strokemaker, Kalyani is a dependable middle order bat. When under pressure for runs, she often employs her favourite stroke, a hoick over midwicket that invariably fetches her runs. With the ball in hand, Kalyani is a good candidate to open the bowling. She is not the fastest in the country but is one of the most accurate. Her high stamina levels allow her to bowl her full complement of ten overs on the trot, and this is a tactic often used by captains. Her record in first class cricket is impressive, and includes five centuries, fifteen half centuries and a best bowling analysis of 6/67.
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