ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 / Players / Thirush Kamini
Full name Murugesan Dickeshwashankar Thirush Kamini
Born July 30, 1990, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Current age 27 years 330 days
Major teams India Red Women, India Under-21s Women, India Women
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Legbreak
|Test debut||England Women v India Women at Wormsley, Aug 13-16, 2014 scorecard|
|Last Test||India Women v South Africa Women at Mysore, Nov 16-19, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v Pakistan Women at Jaipur, Dec 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v South Africa Women at Colombo (PSS), Feb 21, 2017 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia Women v India Women at Sydney, Oct 28, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||India Women v Bangladesh Women at Vadodara, Apr 4, 2013 scorecard|
Thirush Kamini began playing cricket with her father when she was nine years old but soon moved to the Sports and Development Authority of Tamil Nadu for some professional coaching. Playing with boys, for a while, she kept wickets. But by 2002, Kamini had decided that leg spin was the way to go.
Kamini made a memorable debut at 16 in the Asia Cup in Jaipur when she took her career-best 3 for 19 against Pakistan. India won the tournament and Kamini won the player-of-the-tournament award for her eight wickets at 10.87. But against stronger opposition, picked for the Quadrangular tournament in Chennai in February-March 2007, Kamini got only one wicket in the in three games she played.
Her action is round arm and looks more like a legbreak bowler going round the wicket than over. On the Chepauk pitch, she got very little turn and her expensive spells meant that she did not always get to finish her quota of overs.
Nishi Narayanan May 2007
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