Full name: Rajeshwari Shivanand Gayakwad
Born/Date of Birthday: 1 June 1991
Place of Birth: Bijapur, Karnataka, India
Siblings: Rameshwari Gayakwad, Bhuvaneshwari Gayakwad, Kashinath Gayakwad, Vishwanath Gayakwad
Parents: Shivanand Gayakwad, Savithri Gayakwad
Height: 163 cm (5 ft 4 in)
Bowling: Left-arm orthodox
National side: India (2014-present)
Test debut (cap 81): 16 November 2014 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 109): 19 January 2014 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut (cap 43): 25 January 2014 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Rajeshwari Gayakwad (born 1 June 1991) is an Indian cricketer. She made her debut in international cricket in a one day international against Sri Lanka on 19 January 2014. She is a right-hand batter and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. She played in one test match against South Africa.
She started playing serious cricket when she was around 18 years. Her father is her biggest inspiration and got her formal coaching. She start playing for the Karnataka women's cricket team and made her international debut in 2014.
Gayakwad lost her father to a cardiac arrest in 2014, right after her debut International series, a T20 against Sri Lanka women's national cricket team
After the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup Final, the Water resources minister M. B. Patil gifted a car worth Rs 5 lakh, which she refused and said that her priority at the moment is to get a house for her family. She was at that time the sole breadwinner for her family following the death of her father.
Gayakwad was part of the Indian team to reach the final of the 2017 Women's Cricket World Cup where the team lost to England by nine runs. In the same World Cup tournament, she recorded the best bowling figures for India in the Women's Cricket World Cup history (5/15)
In January 2020, she was named in India's squad for the 2020 ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. In January 2022, she was named in India's team for the 2022 Women's Cricket World Cup in New Zealand.
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