2. Smriti Mandhana
An instant cricket sensation who became famous in social media after her debut was Smriti Mandhana. She is one of the most important team members of the Indian Women’s cricket team. She is the heartthrob of many and has been termed as the ‘national crush’ of India. In 2018, she was awarded the Best Women’s International cricketer by the BCCI.
The ICC also awarded her the Rachael Heyhoe-Flint award for the best female cricketer in the same year. She is officially the first women cricketer from India to sign a WBBL contract and first Indian cricketer to feature in the Kia Super league.