Gongadi Trisha is an Indian cricketer who plays for the U-19 Indian Women’s cricket team primarily as a batsman. A right-hand batsman and a right-arm leg-break bowler, Trisha was a part of the Indian squad that won the Women’s U-19 T20 World Cup in 2023.
Trisha Reddy , also known as Gongadi V Trisha, was born on Thursday, 15 December 2005 (age 17 years; as of 2022) in Badrachalam, Telangana. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. When Trisha was born, her father who was once a hockey player, asked her mother to show Trisha cricket matches on television instead of cartoons as she grows a little older. She was nurtured to play cricket from the age of two and a half when her father began training her with a plastic ball and bat. When Trisha turned 5, her father started taking her to the gym along with him, where he would bowl more than 300 throwdowns to her. After a while, Trisha’s father got a cement pitch installed at a local ground in Badrachalam, where Trisha practised for long hours under the guidance of her father. As there were no cricket academies in their hometown, her father decided to shift to Secunderabad from Bhadrachalam to provide Trisha with adequate facilities for her training and development; Trisha’s father gave up his job and sold his gym to a relative for less than half the price to shift to Secunderabad. Once, while Trisha was practising batting in the nets in Secunderabad, her father recorded a video of her and showed it to John Manoj and Srinivas, the coaches of St. John’s Cricket Academy in Hyderabad. Impressed by her performance, coach John Manoj asked Trisha to join St. John’s Cricket Academy, where she was trained under coach Srinivasan. To support her training, her father sold four acres of his farmland in Badrachalam, Telangana. Later, she was trained at former Indian coach R. Sridhar’s academy. As of 2023, she is a second-year intermediate student.
Gongadi Trisha during her practice session
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Gongadi Trisha’s father, G. V. Ramireddy, is a former hockey player who played for the state during his younger days. Ramireddy also worked as an ITC gym trainer. He ran his own gym for some time, before selling it to a relative to support Trisha’s training. Trisha’s mother’s name is Madhavi. She is the only child of her parents.
Gongadi Trisha with her parents
Gongadi Trisha became a part of Hyderabad’s U16 women’s squad at the age of eight, becoming the youngest player in the team. Trisha was the leading run-scorer in the south zone for two years at the U16 level. When she turned 12, Trisha began playing as a batsman for Hyderabad U19 (as a batsman) and for Hyderabad U23 (as a bowler). Her first U19 match was against Tamil Nadu in which she scored 38 runs and picked up four wickets.
Gongadi Trisha as a part of Hyderabad Women’s team
After giving excellent performances at the state level, Gongadi Trisha made her place in the Indian U-19 women’s cricket team. She gave great performances in Sri Lanka, West Indies, and New Zealand series and made a place for herself in the U-19 Indian women’s team for the T20 U-19 Women World Cup 2023.
Gongadi Trisha playing for India
Trisha scored 24 runs off 29 balls with 3 fours in the final match against England in South Africa, leading the Indian team to win the inaugural edition of the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Trisha is also associated with India Team B.
Indian Women U-19 team after winning the U-19 T20 World Cup 2023
- Mode of Dismissal: Bowled
- Trisha loves swimming and drawing in her leisure time.
- In an interview, Trisha revealed that she often asked her father to buy her colour pencils in return of going for her practice sessions. For the knocking she did in her practice, her father used to buy her drawing books and crayons.