Amanjot Kaur is an Indian cricketer who plays for India women’s national cricket team. In domestic cricket, she represented Punjab and Chandigarh women’s cricket teams. In 2023, the franchise team Mumbai Indians bought her for Rs. 50 Lakh for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
Amanjot Bhupinder Kaur was born on Saturday, 1 January 2000 (age 23 years; as of 2023), and she hails from Mohali, Punjab, India. Her zodiac sign is Capricorn. She did her schooling at APJ Smart School. She was athletic since childhood and represented her school at various inter-school level sports events. Growing up, she started her cricketing journey with gully cricket, playing with boys near her house in Phase V, Mohali. In an interview, while talking recalling her childhood, she said,
Right from my childhood, I loved playing sports. I played cricket in my colony with the boys. We used to have inter-colony matches and since then I had that competitive spirit to do well in the sport. Apart from cricket, I played hockey, football, and handball. I represented my school, APJ Smart School, in these sports at the inter-school level.”
She started her formal training in cricket at 15, but she soon dropped the training to concentrate on her Class 10 exams. Following her Class 10 exams, she joined the cricket academy in Sector 26, Chandigarh. Although the slots for girls were full in that academy, Amanjot bowled in the nets for a while after which coach Dipendar Chabbra directed her to start training under Nagesh Gupta, a BCCI level-II cricket coach, at Government Model Senior Secondary School, (GMSSS), Sector 32. She switch to UTCA in 2019.
She completed her Class 11 and 12 at Government Senior Secondary School while representing its cricket team at inter-school level tournaments. Later, she enrolled in Guru Gobind Singh College For Women, Sector 26.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
She belongs to a Sikh family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Bhupinder Singh, works as a carpenter at a workshop in Balongi, near Mohali. Her mother’s name is Ranjeet Kaur. She has two younger siblings, Kamaljot Kaur and Gurkirpal Singh.
She is unmarried.
She represented Punjab in the under-19 and under-23 categories. In 2018, she was selected to play for India Green in the Women’s U19 T20 Challenger Trophy. After playing for Punjab for a few years, she moved to Chandigarh to attend college. Chandigarh received affiliation from the BCCI in 2019 after which she started playing for Chandigarh under Union Territory Cricket Association (UTCA). In 2019, she became the captain of the Chandigarh women’s cricket team. She scored 370 runs for UTCA in the BCCI Senior Women’s One Day trophy in the 2019-2020 season before she scored more than 450 runs in the BCCI U-23 One Day tournament. In 2020, she captained Chandigarh in the Under 23 T20 Trophy and made 184 runs and took 10 wickets in 7 matches for her team. In the Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy (2021), she represented the India Women D team. India A won the tournament, beating India D by three wickets in the final. In the 2022–23 Women’s Senior Inter Zonal T20, she was a part of the North Zone team.
In the 2022–23 Women’s Senior T20 Challenger Trophy, she represented India A Women. The tournament was won by India D, who beat India A by 7 wickets in the final. In a bid to play more competitive cricket, she switched back to Punjab in 2022-23.
She made her international debut for India on 19 January 2023 in a match against South Africa during the South Africa Women’s T20I Tri-Series 2022/23.
During the match, Amanjot Kaur and Deepti Sharma’s efforts helped India amass 44 runs in the last 4 overs to get to a total of 147 runs. In the match, India beat South Africa by 27 Runs, and Amanjot’s unbeaten 41 runs earned her the title of Player of the Match. Amanjot Kaur is the third India women’s player to win a Player of the Match award on T20I debut.
However, South Africa won the series. The T20I Tri-Series was a preparatory series before the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. Thereafter, she was named to India’s squad for the 2023 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.
Women’s Premier League (WPL)
In 2023, she was bought by the franchise team Mumbai Indians for Rs. 50 Lakh for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
- She idolizes Hardik Pandya.
- Her Jersey number is 30.
- In an interview, she revealed that her carpenter father hand-crafted her first bat. One day, during her childhood, Amanjot Kaur was playing cricket with the boys in her neighbourhood, and the boys refused to let her bat. Stating the reason behind it they said that “she did not have a bat.” However, Amanjot interpreted that the real reason was different. A few days before she had hit a boy for boundaries. It had wound up the boys. She spent that evening idle. Her father, Bhupinder Singh, sensed something was wrong. Later, when she confessed the events of that evening to her father, he immediately started his scooter, went to his workshop, and returned late in the night with a wooden bat he himself had carved. He put the bat next to her and left home early for duty.
- On Amanjot’s 18th birthday, her father gifted her a scooty so that she could travel to the academy on her own.