Teams Played For
Himachal Pradesh Women
A wily right-arm swing bowler, Renuka Singh Thakur was brought up in Shimla and started her domestic career with Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association (HPCA) Academy. It is the same organization where Sushma Verma and Harleen Deol debuted.
In the 2019-20 Senior Women's Challenger Trophy, the pacer got the opportunity to represent Himachal Pradesh, where she ended up being the leading wicket-taker. The 26-year-old scalped 23 wickets with an impressive average and caught the attention of the national selectors. In the 2020-21 edition of the same championship, she picked up nine wickets in five matches with a best of 4 for 49.
After those heroics in the domestic competitions, the Shimla-born cricketer got the maiden call-up in the national side for the multi-format Australia tour in 2021. She was a part of the 1st T20I, but unfortunately, rain didn't allow the game to get going.
Renuka got the opportunity to bowl in the second game, where she bowled her full quota but failed to bag any wicket. However, in the third and last game of the series, she did manage to pick up the crucial wicket of Alyssa Healy.
In January 2022, she was drafted into the Indian side for the Women's World Cup in New Zealand. However, before the World Cup, she made her ODI debut against New Zealand in February 2022, receiving her cap from Indian Skipper Mithali Raj.
(As of March 2022)