Shafali Verma Youngest Indian Player In All Cricket Formats After Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman

29 Jun, 2021 16:35 IST|Sakshi Post

After being selected for the first ODI against England Women on Sunday, opener Shafali Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer to make her international debut across formats.

Verma scored 15 runs off 14 balls in her ODI debut before being removed by Katherine Brunt. The Haryana girl has been playing cricket for 17 years and 150 days, making her the fifth-youngest cricketer in the world, after Afghanistan's Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

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At 17 years and 78 days, Rahman made his all-format debut, followed by England's Sarah Taylor (17 years 86 days), Australia's Ellyse Perry (17 years 104 days), and Pakistan's Mohammad Amir (17 years 104 days) (17 years 108 days).

She was the youngest batter in the women's test to record two fifties on her debut. Since her debut in September 2019, Verma has scored 617 runs in 22 T20Is, including three fifties.

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