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Shafali Verma Becomes the Youngest Indian Cricketer to Open in All Formats

Shafali Verma became the youngest Indian cricketer to make her debut across formats after being picked for the first ODI against England Women.

Shafali Verma – Youngest to open for India

The Haryana girl took 17 years and 150 days to make her debut across all formats, making her the fifth-youngest cricketer overall in the list, headed by Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

A proud moment for our thunderbolt @TheShafaliVerma as she is presented with #TeamIndia 131 from captain @M_Raj03. Here’s hoping she has a smashing debut. #ENGvIND, official BCCI women Twitter account posted

On her ODI debut, Verma scored 15 runs off 14 balls before being dismissed by Katherine Brunt.

Shafali Verma Debuts 

Format Matches
T20I IND Women vs SA Women at Surat – September 24, 2019
Test ENG Women vs IND Women at Bristol – June 16 – 19, 2021
IND Women vs ENG Women at Bristol – June 27, 2021


Shafali Verma Test debut
Shafali Verma

Shafali Becomes India’s Youngest to play all 3 formats

Rahman had made his all format debut at 17 years and 78 days, followed by England’s Sarah Taylor (17 years 86 days), Australia’s Ellyse Perry (17 years 104 days), and Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir (17 years 108 days).

Earlier the Indian record was held by Smriti Madhana who played all formats for India when she was 18 years and 26 days old. Among the men, Ishant Sharma is the youngest as he took 19 years and 152 days to play all formats for India.

Top 5 Youngest Indian Players to make Debut all format(Men and Women)
Player Name All Format ODI T20I Test
Shafali Verma 17y 150d 17y 150d 15y 239d 17y 139d
Smriti Mandhana 18y 26d 16y 266d 16y 261d 18y 26d
Ishant Sharma 19y 152d 18y 300d 19y 152d 18y 265d
Rishabh Pant 21y 17d 21y 17d 19y 120d 20y 318d
Washington Sundar 21y 102d 18y 69d 18y 80d 21y 102d


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