Meet Siliguri’s Richa Ghosh, RCB’s Ace Wicket-Keeper In WPL 2023

Sixteen-year-old all-rounder Richa Ghosh has donated Rs 1 lakh for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic
Royal Challengers Bangalore has seemed to have taken some ace players in the team in the first edition of Women’s Premiere League. One of the aces is West Bengal’s Richa Ghosh, the batter and wicket-keeper on whom the bets are high.

Ghosh is just 19 years old and is considered one of the important players who can take RCB towards victory in WPL 2023. She will be playing alongside exceptional players like Smriti Mandhana, Megan Schutt, Heather Knight and Ellyse Perry which itself will be a pressure but the player has proved her skills and talents over the course of her four-year-long cricket career. Here’s everything you need to know about her.

Who Is Richa Ghosh?

Born on September 28, 2003, in West Bengal’s Siliguri, Ghosh started her cricket career in 2019 at the age of 15 by playing for Bengal Women. The right-handed batter and wicket-keeper then went on to play for Trailblazers and caught the eye of the cricket specialist. Her performance in state teams earned her a place in the national women’s team for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020 at the young age of 16 years. She was called a player to look out for in the tournament.

By the end of the same month, she was again selected for the Indian squad for Australia women’s Tri-Nation series and made her Women’s T20 International debut in the tri-series final. In the latter half of 2021, Ghosh was once again in the national squad against Australia and made her Women’s One Day International debut in September 2021. The cricketer also played for Hobart Hurricanes Women during the Women’s Big Bash League in 2021-22 and was also a part of the Indian squad for the Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022.

In WPL 2023, Ghosh became the most expensive Indian wicket-keeper at Rs 1.9 crore as she was bagged by RCB. Ghosh used to travel to Kolkata from Siliguri with her father and stay in cheap hotels to participate in tournaments. Before the U-19 trials, her father took a loan to get her a decent bat. After the WPL auction, her father said that they will buy Ghosh a flat in Kolkata so that she no longer travelled for matches anymore.

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