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Indian women’s team’s emerging pace sensation Renuka Singh Thakur has been named the Emerging Women’s Cricketer of the Year 2022. International Cricket Council (ICC). Renuka has been India’s look for 2022, especially in the shortest format where she has been successful in picking up wickets consistently and was also instrumental in the Women in Blue in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games final.
With senior pacer Shikha Pandey retiring from international cricket in 2022 and not in the selectors’ plans for the majority of 2022 as India looked for someone to fill the big shoes of veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami, Renuka Singh took over as the new spearhead of the Indian team’s pace department.
Renuka Singh Tagore’s dream in international cricket begins
Over the past year, Renuka Singh Tagore has emerged as India’s most reliable pacer in white-ball cricket, particularly in T20s, with an uncanny ability to bamboozle world-class batsmen.
In 2022, the 26-year-old finished with 18 wickets at an average of 14.88 and an economy of 4.62 in one-day internationals. He also managed to register 22 T20 scalps to his name with an average of 23.95 and an economy rate of 6.5. Thus the emerging pace sensation took 40 wickets in 29 white ball matches.
Renuka’s best bowling performance in 2022 came against Australia during India’s CWG 2022 opener where she took four wickets. Thakur finished with figures of 4/18 in that competition as she favored captain Meg Lanning, Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney and Tahila McGrath. He bowled 16 dot balls in that brilliant spell.
India enjoyed an outstanding campaign at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, ending with the silver medalists going down to Australia in a close final.
Renuka Singh Thakur beat compatriot Yastika Bhatia, England’s Alice Capsey and Australia’s Darcy Brown to win the award.