Sugetha Chandhrasekar, like many other players, grew up playing informal forms of cricket. She was the only female cricketer in her area in India, and in turn spent much of the time playing cricket with the boys.

Her father was very influential in her interest in cricket, as he often watched or played the game. Sugetha owes the development of her basic techniques and form to playing street cricket, and thinks that it is beneficial to the growth of the sport.

Despite playing cricket from a very young age, Sugetha almost never played competitive cricket. Her first competitive match was in 11th grade when she skipped class to go play.

She has become a regular in the #TeamUSA Women’s top order, and regularly contributes some handy overs of leg-break bowling.

You can also check out Sugetha’s full #TeamUSA Player Profile here.