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Full name Anju Jain
Born August 11, 1974, Delhi
Current age 40 years 228 days
Major teams Air India Women, India Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||New Zealand Women v India Women at Nelson, Feb 7-10, 1995 scorecard|
|Last Test||India Women v New Zealand Women at Vapi, Nov 27-30, 2003 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India Women v West Indies Women at Nottingham, Jul 20, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia Women v India Women at Centurion, Apr 10, 2005 scorecard|
This pugnacious wicketkeeper batswoman is almost a certainty to keep wicket for India for a few years to come. Playing for one of the best teams in India, Air India, Anju opens the batting. Playing with a straight bat, favours the 'v' between mid off and mid wicket and does not hesitate to take the aerial route. Anju strikes the ball as hard as anyone else in the business. Behind the stumps she is reliable a all times. Almost never flashy, Anju combines sound anticipation with nimble footwork to glove the ball efficiently. Having done well in the Rani Jhansi Trophy, Anju Jain was named captain of the Indian team for the CricInfo Women's World Cup 2000. Although India reached the semi-final and were beaten there by hosts New Zealand, Anju was quite happy with India's performance in the tournament. Personally, she did not have a great tournament, averaging under 16.00 with the bat in eight outings.
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