Sabbhineni Meghana has done her chances no harm with some free-flowing knocks.
Meghana did well in the ODIs but was quite low in the pecking order and did not get a chance to represent India in the world cup. However, after another impressive performance in the Women's T20 Challenge, the hard-hitting batter is now a real prospect for the Indian team, particularly now that they want to focus on players who can score quickly.
"In 2007, when I was in seventh standard, I joined a summer camp in my school DAV Public School, where there was cricket coaching. At that time, there were no girls but only boys who practised under the coach. I was the only girl, not only in the school but also in the entire town. It was from then my cricketing journey started."
"My father worked as a divisional engineer with NTPC thermal power station and my mother is a homemaker. My parents have been very supportive throughout my journey. My father loves cricket and he used to play in our colony. Probably it is because of him that I started liking the sport. On the other hand, my mother, who held the fort at home, left no stone unturned when it came to my practice and my routines. She used to wake up at 3.30 am and wake me up at 4 am. Together we used to board the bus at 4.30 am from Ibrahimpatnam to reach Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium for practice that started at 6 am."
Although she got one opportunity against Bangladesh and made 14 runs, she was dropped thereafter. What could have been a memorable moment in Meghana's career turned out to be a missed opportunity.