Parallel to the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is also hosting the fourth edition of the Women’s T20 Challenge. Just like IPL, WT20C is also providing a platform for young women cricketers in the country. Although there are only three teams in this tournament, the BCCI has ensured a few fresh faces this season.
Among these fresh faces, there is also Maya Sonawane. The leg-break bowler, representing Deepti Sharma-led Velocity, caught the attention of the viewers with her unorthodox bowling action. Maya bowled with her body almost arched on the left side and delivered the ball from a considerably low height. Although the right-arm leggie did not do much with her bowling, her action got definite attention. This also led to people searching for the young women cricketer.
So, here is all you need to know about Maya Sonawane
Name: Maya Dattatray Sonawane
Age: 23 Years
Date of Birth: 30 March 1999
Hails from: Maharashtra
Teams: Maharashtra Women, Velocity
Bowling Style: Right-arm leg-break
Batting Style: Right-handed bat
In her debut game in the Women’s T20 Challenge, Maya could not impress with her performance though. The right-arm bowler conceded 19 runs in her two overs. However, the leggie from Maharashtra is much more than just possessing an unorthodox action. In the recently concluded Senior Women’s Trophy, Maya was the fourth most successful bowler with 11 wickets in 8 games at an average of 14 and an economy rate of 6.11.