Veda Krishnamurthy is a leading cricketer of India. She made her debut appearance in International one-day cricket tournament against England at Derby on 30th June 2011. She is a right-handed batswoman and right leg break bowler. Veda was born on 16 October 1992 in Kadur, Chikkamagaluru District, Karnataka. She is the youngest of four of the siblings in her family. She was also a black belt when she was just twelve years old. She has always been supported by her father who was a cable operator and even moved to Bengaluru from Chikkamagaluru, a small town in Karnataka, to help his daughter pursue her dreams to play for her nation one day. Veda, in 2005, began her formal training in cricket in Karnataka Institute of Cricket; she was 13 years old then. She was inspired by
and started practicing cricket at the age 12.
Veda, later on, started playing with Mithali Raj in the same team both of domestic and National team. Veda was named a Grade B player in 2005, it was the first time when BCCI had started offering contracts to Women players. Talking about her domestics career, Karnataka State Cricket Association hosted first ever twenty20 exhibition match. The match was played between a KSCA Secretary’s XI and KSCA President’s XI. She was signed by Hobart Hurricanes in October 2017 for the 2017-2018 Women’s Big Bash League season. Veda performed eminently in her international career as well. She was the part of the team in Women’s Cricket World Cup in 2017 where the team made it up to finals but lost against England by nine runs.
She is also the third player of Indian Cricket team to play in the Big Bash. Krishnamurthy grabbed a deal for the third season of WBBL with the Hobart Hurricanes (WBBL). She hopefully will be joining the duo of Hayley Matthews and Lauren Winfield. It was during the third WODI against South Africa where she scored 1000runs and became the youngest player a Woman player to achieve this mark in February 2018. Recently in October 2018, she was listed in India's squad for ICC Women’s Wolrd Twenty20 tournament 2018 against West Indies. The role of coach Ramesh Powar has made a great impact on the team’s performance as well. According to Veda, she now understands her part as a teammate and responsibility of bringing her team to a commendable position to win over other teams. This is the only thing that keeps her confident and continuing in a better position than before.