Ground Report | New Delhi: Anisa Mohammed was just 15 when she first played for the West Indies, in their World Cup qualifier in the Netherlands in 2003. A talented offspinner – she has a best of 5 for 20 against Grenada – she then toured India and Pakistan in 2004. Mohammed, who only started playing at the age of 14, combines studies and sporting activities.
Ddebut in 2003
Mohammed made her One Day International debut in the 2003 IWCC Trophy West Indies group stage match against Japan, becoming the 51st player to do so. Taking the field 12 days before her 15th birthday, Mohammed took the wicket from Ritsuko Hiroto to end the game with 1/4 figures from her 10 overs.
She was then selected for her first international tour during the West Indies tour of India and Pakistan in 2003–04. In the seventh ODI against Pakistan at the Asghar Ali Shah Cricket Stadium in Karachi, Mohammed took 2/17 in only his fourth international match.
She played one game for West Indies in the group stage of the 2005 Women’s Cricket World Cup in South Africa against Ireland. After the West Indies and the elimination of the host country, the teams played three ODIs in Pretoria where they failed to take a wicket in their two matches.
Who is Anisa Mohammed
Mohammed was born in Maraj Hill, Coalmine, a small village in Sangre Grande, Trinidad and Tobago. Her parents introduced her and her twin sister Alisa to the game of cricket. Starting the game at an early age, she was named captain of her local community team, the MAAAD Rangers, which was trained by her family. She was educated at Sangre Grande Hindu School, SWAHA Hindu College and the School of Continuing Studies in Trinidad and Tobago.
After performing well for the local club, she was called up to the Trinidad and Tobago women’s national cricket team.
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