England Subsequent Gen: Mahika Gaur on balancing a global cricket profession with A-levels

Mahika Gaur


Mahika Gaur’s first international wicket was against Kuwait whilst she was playing for the UAE
Venue: Emirates Old Trafford Date: 23 August Times: 15:00 & 18:30
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Throughout the 2023 Hundred, BBC Sport is running a feature series called England Next Gen, designed to look at players who may make the step up to international cricket in the next few years. Next up is Manchester Originals and Thunder bowler Mahika Gaur.

The Reading-born teenager made her international debut for the United Arab Emirates aged 12, against Indonesia during the Thailand Women’s T20 Smash in 2019.

Her love for the game began at six years old, when Gaur went to an Indian Premier League game in Jaipur to watch Rajasthan Royals v Delhi Capitals with her family.

“I don’t remember much of the match…