Chanderkanta Kaul

Born on January 21st 1971 in Jullundur, Punjab, former Test and ODI captain for India, Chanderkanta Kaul (nee Aheer).

Chander’s first taste of international cricket came in 1993 in no less than a World Cup held in England. It was a modest entry for India’s ODI cap 35, but it was the beginning of a solid career for the Women in Blue.

By 1999 Chander is captain of the ODI team and in four matches at the helm, all against England, India won three of the matches. The first of these heralded the arrival of India great Mithali Raj who opened her account with 114 not out.

In 1995 at Trafalgar Park in Nelson, Chander made her Test debut, against New Zealand, Indian Test cap number 37. In her first knock she scored 75 which was her top score across her five Tests, one of three half centuries and finishing with the tidy average of 35.83.

In 1999 Chanderkanta Kaul had the honour of becoming India’s eighth Test captain when she led the team against England at Denis Compton Oval. She celebrated by top scoring for India in both innings (48, 66) in the drawn match.

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