Mamatha Maben      

Full name Mamatha Maben

Born November 15, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 50 years 9 days

Major teams India Women

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
Tests 4 4 0 125 50 31.25 0 1 1 0
ODIs 40 30 10 359 53* 17.95 0 1 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 1 54 19 0 - - - 2.11 - 0 0 0
ODIs 40 16 436 255 21 6/10 6/10 12.14 3.50 20.7 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India Women v England Women at Lucknow, Jan 14-17, 2002 scorecard
Last Test India Women v New Zealand Women at Vapi, Nov 27-30, 2003 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India Women v West Indies Women at Nottingham, Jul 20, 1993 scorecard
Last ODI India Women v Australia Women at Surat, Dec 22, 2004 scorecard
ODI statistics

An aggressive middle-order bat who doubles as a useful medium-pacer, Mamatha Maben has been involved in Indian women's cricket for many years. The Bangalore all-rounder played for India way back in 1993, when the team travelled to England for the World Cup. Since then, however, Maben was unable to find a place in the Indian team, until the 2001-02 England tour of India. Maben suffered a serious setback in 2000 when she dislocated her shoulder on the opening day of the CricInfo Rani Jhansi Trophy, women's cricket's premier domestic tournament. She seriously considered quitting the game altogether but stayed in touch as a journalist, working for print and Internet concerns. The domestic season of 2001, however, saw her stage a strong comeback, scoring consistently throughout the year. Maben was rewarded by selection for the Indian team. Scoring a half-century in just the third game after her comeback, she justified her selection. What makes her performance especially creditable is the fact that she is returning to the women's cricket scene after a hiatus of eight long years. (Anand Vasu)

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