Mannat Kashyap is an Indian cricketer who is known for being part of the ICC Under-19 Indian Women’s team that won the T20 World Cup in South Africa in 2023. She is a left-hand batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler.
Mannat Kashyap was born on Monday, 15 December 2003 (age 19 years; as of 2022) in Patiala, Punjab. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. As of 2023, she is studying humanities in class 12 at Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Patiala. She received a lot of support from her school. In the interview, she talked about her school and said,
The school has supported me a lot and they are also happy that I will hopefully go on to play the U-19 World Cup. But even after the games are over, I am preparing for my Board examinations. I am carrying my text books and also learning online.”
Since childhood, she was trained with boys. Her father has always supported her and used to bring ice cream for her after she played matches. Her mother used to stop her because she was worried about her lacking studies. When she used to play, her cousin Nupur Kashyap recognized her talent and asked her if she wanted to play cricket. Her cousin suggested her parents take Mannat to a cricket academy, but when they went no coach was ready to train a girl at that time. Fortunately, she got admitted to Cricket Hub Academy on Sirhind road where she began her training. In the beginning, she used to feel very uncomfortable playing with them, but later got used to it. Her training with boys has helped her a lot to improve her game.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Mannat’s father’s name is Sanjiv Kashyap, who runs an ice cream business.
Her mother’s name is Mona Kashyap. She has elder three siblings.
She resides at Vikas Colony, Patiala, Punjab, 147001.
In December 2022, she was selected for the India U-19 cricket team and played in the junior World Cup against South Africa. In the match, she ran out Jenna Evans at the non-striker end, but the appeal was withdrawn by captain Shafali Verma. In the 2023 ICC U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup final, she bagged a total of nine wickets in the tournament for the Indian U-19 team. In the final match, she took one wicket against England women’s U-19 team.
- Cricketer: Harmanpreet Kaur
- The name of her coach is Juhi Jain.
- Her hobbies include dancing and listening to music.
- In an interview, she said that she was not interested in studies since childhood and used to get less scores than her siblings.
- In 2018, she started her training under Sunil Saggi and Juhi Jain. She used to be a pacer in the beginning, but due to an injury, she had to change her bowling style and switched to spin. According to her coach, she found it difficult to bowl as a left-arm orthodox spinner, but after some time, she learned to bowl from right to left of the pitch. Her coach also revealed that she used to bowl 200-300 to increase her stamina.
- The Punjab Cricket Association announced that she would be honoured by them during the general body meeting for winning the world cup. In an interview, Dilsher Khanna, secretary of the Punjab Cricket Association talked about her and said,
Mannat Kashyap has done the state and country proud. Punjab Cricket Association will honour Mannat during the general body meeting in the presence of all the members of the apex council and the executive committee.”
- In an interview, she said that sometimes she is unable to do things that she wants to do because of her disciple for the game. In the interview, she gave an example and said that when she goes to school, her friends eat burgers in the canteen and when they offer her to eat them, she denies it because of her strict diet.
- She is a big fan of cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur and has known her since childhood because of her cousin who used to play with her in the Punjab team. In an interview, she said that she received a lot of motivation from her. In an interview, she talked about her and said,
I have learned from Harry di how to be calm and cool. On the field, I admire her game sense and I have tried observing her game and I implement those learnings in my game.”