Lisa Ramjit Begins USA Career as Leading T20I Wicket-taker

Lisa Ramjit Begins USA Career as Leading T20I Wicket-taker
Lisa Ramjit Begins USA Career as Leading T20I Wicket-taker
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Maryland's Lisa Ramjit made her mark this weekend as a debutante for Team USA, which was playing a three-match ICC Americas Regional Women's T20 Qualifier in Florida against Canada.

Ramjit started by taking the first-ever International T20 wicket in USA Women's cricket history on just her second ball, and then continued to baffle the Canadian players throughout the series, finishing with five wickets taken in 11 overs, while allowing a paltry 30 runs scored against her. Lisa leaves Florida as the leading T20 international wicket-taker in USA Women's cricket history.

Lisa is a 14 year-old attending Northwest Middle School in Carroll County, and is a member of the Maryland state 14U team - when her international duties allow. Lisa and Team USA now have a few months to prep for the 2019 Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier in Scotland, which begins on August 31. Should USA advance, it will compete in the 2020 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, held in Australia from February 21 - March 8, 2020.

Lisa began her cricket journey as a seven year-old playing 11U ball for the Bowie Boys and Girls Club, where her head coaches were Sham Chotoo, Roy Fernando and Ren Logan. In 2017, Lisa became the first Maryland junior to take a five-wicket haul.

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