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Priya Punia Biography Wiki, Age, Family, Photos, Height, Boyfriend Name, Career (International & Domestic)


Priya Punia Biography (प्रिया पुनिया) – She is an International Woman Cricketer. Check out Priya Punia Wiki, Photos, Height, Family, Boyfriend Name, Cast, Jersey Number, Career (International & Domestic), official Instagram & Twitter Account, etc.

Priya Punia – Now a well-known name in the Churu, Rajasthan. She is an opener player for both One Day and T20 matches. The first time, She has been selected for the India Women T-20 for the New Zealand tour. She was part of India Vs New Zealand T20 in February 2019.

Priya Punia Wiki / Biography – प्रिया पुनिया Cricketer

Name Priya Punia
Nick Name Punni
Profession Cricket
Teams Delhi, Indian women’s T20 team, India Women ODI
Father’s Name Surendra Punia (Head Clerk in the Indian Survey Department of Jaipur)
Mother’s Name
Brother’s Name Rahul Punia (He is also cricketer)
Date of Birth  06 August 1996
Birth Place Churu (Janau Khari – Rajgarh)
Age 23 Years
Boyfriend Name
Height  5 Feet 4 Inch
Weight 56 Kg
Religion Hindu
Cast JAT
Wikipedia Page
Facebook Profile URL
Twitter Account
Instagram Profile Account
Favorite Bollywood Actor
Favorite Actress


Career Information
Profession Cricketer
Batting Style Right-handed
Bowling Style Right-arm
Team Delhi Women, India A Women, India Women Green, India Women Blue
Coaching Institute for Cricket West Delhi Cricket Academy, Paschim Vihar
Coach Rajkumar Sharma
Role Models Father, Virat Kohli, and Harmanpreet Kaur

Interesting Facts about Priya Punia and her way being a cricketer:

Priya Punia with brother Rahul(Cricketer)
  • The time when Priya was looking to step up, Surender got transferred and the family moved to Jaipur. However, he didn’t give up after seeing her daughter in the blue jersey as this was the time when her potential needed to be nurtured.
  • Her father used his savings to buy a plot in Jaipur and converted it into a small cricket ground.
  • Priya estimates the distance from the turf pitch at the center of the ground till the boundary to be approximately 40 yards.
  • Her father has also been her personal coach ever since she moved out of Delhi.

The journey of Priya Punia from Jaipur to New Zealand:

The family’s support and Priya’s hard work finally paid off, when on December 21, 2018, she was named in the Twenty20 International squad for the tour of New Zealand in February 2019. This is really a proud moment for her and family too. Those who follow women’s cricket in India have been aware of Priya’s ability since that New Zealand game, but she failed to capitalize on the head start.

Priya’s Strength and Drawbacks :

  1. Priya’s biggest strength is that she is technically very sound to counter all challenges and has improved significantly as a fielder which was unexpected.
  2. Priya always carries her father’s advice which holds her in good stead. His words were “Play your natural game without pressure. Play your shots then you will automatically get runs.”
  3. Her strike-rate was somehow slow. So she needed to work hard on the power-hitting.
  4. She started playing both grounded shots and lofted shots.
  5. She worked on her fitness and boundary clearing abilities in the offseason and the results were visible at the ongoing inter-state 50-over competition played in Alur.

Priya Punia’s Family Background  {Churu Based JAT Family}

Priya Punia with family

Being ahead clerk in India Survey Department, her father Surender Punia gets transferred to different cities after every few years. This is what every Central Govt. employees face with. However, they enjoy it having a new place, new quarters, new neighbors, new colleagues at the office and a new school for kids. Her mother is a housewife and only brother, Rahul Punia is also a cricketer. She was born in Churu, Jaipur Rajasthan.

Education & Learning of Priya Punia :

Priya got her interest in cricket due to her father; Surendra Punia who was too obsessed with cricket. But due to lack of time and other reasons his passion was stuck till his hobbies. So, he decided to make his daughter and son sportspersons. When he was posted at Delhi, he initially got Priya Punia to play badminton but soon enrolled her at the famous West Delhi Cricket Academy in Paschim Vihar. There she was trained under Rajkumar Sharma, who has given Virat Kohli, the Indian Cricket Captain, to the world.

Rajkumar remembers her as a “hardworking and sincere girl who always wanted to reach the top level.” He taught her “about building innings and leaving deliveries outside the off-stump against the new ball.” So, this is how she was getting better and better with every passing day with her coach.

Role Models of Priya Punia:

Priya Punia, enthusiastic and deserving, the opener of Delhi team, has earned her maiden India call-up, for the T20I squad. She has been selected for the India Women T20 for New Zealand tour where India women team will play in the month of February. If we’ll talk about her role model, she follows Virat Kohli and Harmanpreet Kaur. She also considers her father an ideal, who supported her at every stage while making her journey.

Career and Achievements :

  • Nearly two years ago, there was a possibility of her selection in the Indian team, but due to some illness and injury, her 6 months had been spoiled. However, after recovering from illness and injury, Priya worked hard and here is the result of that patience and determination. Finally, she got selected for the Indian Women T20I Match to be held in New Zealand in February 2019.
  • Talking about her career, Priya developed herself enough, to represent India in a 50-over tour match which was against New Zealand. This match was played in Bangalore on June 2015 when she was not even 19 years old.
  • She had earned this call-up to New Zealand, on the back of a strong 2014-15 domestic season, which had included a 266-ball 95 for North Zone against West Zone in a two-day match in Kolkata.
  • It was only in January this year at the 2017-18 50-over Challenger Trophy in Indore, which was on television, that the wider audience saw her once again. She made 51 as an opener for India Red in the tournament’s first match.
  • Delhi missed out on a knockout berth by a whisker, but Priya’s two big centuries – 125 against Gujarat at a strike-rate of 81.70 and 143 against Tamil Nadu at a strike-rate of 92.86 – got noticed. She is currently one of the four batters with 400 runs in the competition.
  • Her three sixes in eight innings are nowhere close to being the best in the competition.  Many of her 49 fours were lofted shots.

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