Laxmi Yadav is an Indian cricketer who was picked by UP Warriorz Women for Rs. 10 lakhs in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) auction held on 13 February 2023. She plays in the position of wicketkeeper and is also a right-hand batsman.
Laxmi Yadav was born on Wednesday, 22 October 1997 (age 25 years; as of 2022) in Bamheta village, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She did her schooling at Ram Kishan Institute, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh. Laxmi used to play cricket since childhood and always received the support of her family. In 2013, she started her training under coach Sanjay Nagar. Later, when Sanjay joined she joined Sunil Saini’s DS Cricket Academy, Laxmi also joined the academy.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Laxmi’s father’s name is Kundan Yadav, who works in a private company. She has four siblings including three sisters and a brother, whose name is Ajay Yadav.
Laxmi Yadav’s parents and sisters
In 2011, she joined the Delhi women’s cricket team and played the Ranji Trophy for them. In 2015, she became part of Delhi’s Under-19 team. On 2 January 2015, she played the Senior Womens One Day League for Delhi Railways against Maharashtra Railways.
Laxmi Yadav with Under-19 cricket team
In 2018, she scored 92 runs off 85 balls against Arunachal Pradesh in the Women Cricket Under 23 T20 League And Knockout (2018-19). After the tournament, she got selected to represent the India B team in T20 Challenger Trophy in 2020, but she was not in the playing squad.
Laxmi Yadav holding the Women Cricket Under 23 T20 League Trophy
In 2019, she started playing for Indian Railways.
Laxmi Yadav (left) with her Indian Railways coach and teammate
When she was in the Under-23 team of Delhi, she was the captain of the team. In 2021, she represented India A team in the Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy One Day Match.
Laxmi Yadav holding the Senior Women’s Challenger Trophy One Day Trophy
Women’s Premier League
In 2023, she was bought by UP Warriorz Women for Rs. 10 lakhs for the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL).
- Laxmi is called by the name Lucky by her friends and teammates.
- She has a tattoo on her right hand.
Laxmi Yadav’s tattoo on right hand