Playing cricket in India: A guide for girls

If you’re a girl who loves to play cricket, but don’t know where to start, this guide is for you. It gives you the information you might need to pursue your dream of becoming like Mithali Raj or Smriti Mandhana, and playing for India one day

You’ll find details of cricket academies and coaching for girls in every state of India, school and college cricket, and girls and women’s cricket tournaments.

Also find tips on dealing with society and convincing parents, bust some myths, and find careers in cricket other than playing!

State of cricket: Step-by-step description of the existing pathways within each association, including where to start, how to be selected for the state team, facilities available, school cricket, college cricket, academies and clubs, and any scholarships if available.

ANDHRA PRADESH  |  ARUNACHAL PRADESH  |  ASSAM BARODA BENGAL BIHARCHANDIGARH CHHATTISGARH DELHI GOA GUJARAT HARYANA HIMACHAL JAMMU & KASHMIRJHARKHAND KARNATAKA KERALA MADHYA PRADESH  |  MAHARASHTRA MANIPUR MEGHALAYA MIZORAM MUMBAI NAGALAND ODISHA PONDICHERRY  PUNJAB RAJASTHAN SAURASHTRA SIKKIM TAMIL NADU TELANGANA TRIPURA UTTAR PRADESH  |  UTTARAKHAND VIDARBHA

Be like Mithali: How to play for the Indian women’s cricket team. Pathway through age-group cricket, district and state cricket, bridge tournaments and India A sides.

Getting started: All about the cricket kit & other equipment

Myths vs reality, and cricket FAQs

Beyond the boundary: Careers in cricket other than playing

Writing & research: Karunya Keshav & Krithika
Illustrations: Kshiraja Krishnan
Inputs from: Kruthika NS, Snehal Pradhan, Shan Kohli