Deepti Sharma will ring the five-minute bell at Lord’s on day four of the LV= Insurance Test Match between England and India.
The Indian international all-rounder has now played over 100 times for her country in white-ball cricket. Sharma made her One-Day International debut for India in 2014 and went on to be one of the stars of the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017, scoring 216 runs and taking 12 wickets. She played at Lord’s in the final of the tournament in the thrilling conclusion against England.
She made her Test debut earlier this summer as India faced England at Bristol and made a half-century in the draw between the teams.
Lord’s has been her home in The Hundred this summer as Sharma has played for London Spirit as one of their overseas stars. She put in a fantastic all-round performance in the recent victory over Manchester Originals at Old Trafford, scoring an unbeaten 34 and taking 2 for 10.
She becomes the second Indian to ring the bell during this match, after Farokh Engineer had the honour on day three. Enid Bakewell opened proceedings on day one and Andrew Strauss, along with children who had benefitted from the work of the Ruth Strauss Foundation on ‘Red for Ruth’ day, rung the bell on the second day of the match.