From a remote village to Andhra cricket team

With passion for cricket Anusha rises from a rural high school to state level cricket

Anusha comes from a family of agricultural labourers in Bandlapalli village, 60km from Anantapur. She had been fond of cricket from her childhood. After she joined high school, she learnt cricketing basics from her physical education teacher. She started playing as an opening bowler for her school team. Soon, she got the opportunity to participate in the RYDT Rural Girls Cricket Tournament. With consistent performances in that tournament, she caught the attention of the coaches. The district cricket association included her in the summer coaching camp in 2014. With hard work and strong will, she developed as a left-arm medium pace bowler. From the district team, she went on to Andhra U-16, U-19 schools teams. She played in the National Schools Cricket Tournament in Madhya Pradesh. She took nine wickets and her team won the trophy. In 2016, she played in Andhra U-19 team in Ranchi and her team was runner-up. She is presently studying at Anantapur and gets regular coaching from KS Shahabuddin(ex Ranji cricketer), Srivas Reddy, Yugandhar Reddy and physical trainer Bommanna.