Richa Ghosh is an Indian women cricketer. She made her debut for the Indian Women’s cricket team at the age of 16, in February 2020.
Richa Ghosh was born on Sunday, Sep 28, 2003 (age 16 years; as in 2019) in Siliguri, West Bengal. Her zodiac sign is Libra. Richa. In February 2020, she broke into the national side, owing to her notable performances in the Challenger’s Trophy 2020. She entered the Under-19 Bengal Women’s team at the tender age of 11, thereafter, she was picked to play for Bengal senior team, when she was just 12 years old. She was named in the Indian 15-player squad for the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.
Height (approx.): 5’ 5”
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Richa Ghosh was born into a Bengali family. Her father, Manabendra Ghosh was a club level cricket player in his youth days, now, he works part-time as a cricket Umpire in Bengal. It was Manabendra who stimulated Richa’s interest in the sport, by taking her to the cricket grounds at a very tender age. Her mother, Swapna Ghosh is a homemaker.While, her elder sister, Shomasree Ghosh is a graduate in Media Science.
Richa Ghosh made her Senior T20 debut for her home team Bengal in 2018. She was noticed by the national selectors during the Women T20 Challenger’s Trophy 2020, wherein she scored 98 runs in four matches and played an important role in India B’s journey to final. Thereafter, Ghosh was named in the 15-member Indian squad for the Women T20 International World Cup 2020, but she didn’t get a chance to play any matches in the tournament. Eventually, she made her T20 international debut on 12 February 2020, at the age of 16, in the final match of Australia Tri-Nation Women’s T20 Series.
- Richa likes to watch movies and listen to music in her leisure time.
- Richa’s father, Manabendra Ghosh used to play cricket matches in Siliguri and a young Richa used to accompany him. Her exceptional cricketing potential was recognised by people at a very young age.
- Back in the day, when there weren’t any girls’ team in her hometown Siliguri, Richa used to practise with boys at her academy.
- Richa had not been a regular bowler for the Bengal women’s team, but she was decent at bowling medium-pace and keeping wickets when she used to play at age-group level for her state. There were matches where she batted & bowled and even kept wickets.
- Richa’s father had to shut down his business in 2016 so that he can look after her daughter’s cricket training.
I had to give whatever time I had to her. I cannot open a business and shut it down temporarily when I was travelling. It takes 12-13 hours to reach Kolkata. If she is playing in any tournament in Kolkata, I quickly pack my bags. She is a small girl, we can’t leave her alone,” he said.
- Reportedly, the middle order batter is recognised as a cool-headed player, who enjoys the game. She knows how to keep her calm in challenging situations; Her father has raised her with a confident mindset.
- West Bengal Sports Minister Aroop Biswas congratulated Richa Ghosh when she was named in the 15-player squad in the India World Cup.
- She bagged the Bengal Cricketer Of The Year Award, in 2018.
- Richa Ghosh regards Sachin Tendulkar & MS Dhoni as her cricketing idol.