Isa Guha

Born on day 21st May 1985 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire is former Test, ODI and T20I player for England, now commentator, Isa Tara Guha.

The right-hand batter and right-arm fast bowler made her List A debut for Thames Valley in 1998 and then Berkshire from 2000.

In 2001 she made her international debut for England at the age of just sixteen. She took 2-2 from five overs in against Scotland in the Women’s European Championship on the 10th August and on the 11th 3-5 against the Netherlands. On the 12th, 2-20 against Ireland. England had unearthed a young fast bowling weapon.

In 2002 Isa made her Test debut, against India at Taunton. The young quick took 2-68 from 29.1 overs and her first wicket in Test cricket was Mithali Raj. She would play in eight Tests from 2002 to 2010/11, taking 29 wickets at 18.93. Her best bowling figures of 5-40 were in the first innings of the Ashes Test at Bowral, NSW in 2008. Her second best figures were in the second innings of that match where she too 4-60 giving her 9-100 match figures and a Player of the Match award to go with it.

Isa played in 83 ODIs, which included World Cup appearances in 2005 and 2009. She is quoted as saying that winning the World Cup in 2009 was her career highlight. She took 101 wickets at 23.21, including two five wicket hauls and a best of 5-14 against the West Indies in 2008.

The T20 format was coming in as Isa was going out and she only played 22 matches for England, taking 18 wickets at 25.05. Today Isa is a well-known and popular commentator for cricket on both TV and radio.

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