Who is Sobhana Asha? All you need to know about her

Sobhana Asha who registered the best figures for an Indian bowler in WPL recently hails from Trivandrum in Kerala. Apart from RCB, she has also represented Kerala, Puducherry, and Railways in domestic cricket.

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Sobhana Asha (Source: Twitter)

Sobhana Asha (Source: Twitter)

The 2nd edition of the WPL has started in full swing with the first two edge-of-the-seat thrillers that have elevated the tournament to the next level. In the 2nd match of the WPL, the Royal Challengers Bangalore beat the UP Warriorz by 2 runs on the back of a five-wicket haul by Sobhana Asha.

Asha turned the match on its head by picking five wickets in her quota of 4 overs for 22 runs. With her sensational bowling performance, she now has the best bowling figures for an Indian bowler in the history of WPL. 

Sobhana's bowling performance of 5/22 stood out as the second most impressive bowling figure, following closely behind Delhi's all-rounder Marizanne Kapp, who claimed five wickets for 15 runs against Gujarat Giants in the previous season. She took 5 wickets in the last season of WPL in the 5 matches she played for RCB but this year she took the same amount of wickets as last year in one single match.

Sobhana Asha’s Background & Interests

Asha Sobhana also known as Sobhana Asha was born on March 16, 1991, in Kerala. She was inspired to play after watching Sachin Tendulkar’s 1998 heroics against Australia. Asha is a right-arm leg-break bowler and a right-hand batter.

She was picked by RCB last year for a sum of INR 10 lakhs and she has also represented Kerala, Puducherry, and Railways in domestic cricket. Australia’s Stuart MacGill who was another promising right-arm leg break spinner is her favourite cricket whom she emulates in her cricket. She has not been yet able to make her debut for the national team but if she continues performing similarly then it will be a matter of time before she makes her debut for India.

Sobana Asha has faced economic hardships in her upbringing, given that her father worked as a driver. Despite coming from a modest background, she persisted and, at 32 years old, has demonstrated her skills on the WPL platform. Besides cricket, she has a passion for pencil sketching, and singing, and has also acquired skills in digital painting.


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