Neelam Bisht is an Indian cricketer who plays as a bowler for Punjab Women. On 13 February 2023, Neelam was signed by Mumbai Indians for Rs. 10 lakhs at the auctions of the inaugural Women’s Premier League.
Neelam Bisht was born on Wednesday, 5 June 1996 (age 26 years; as of 2022) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. Neelam grew up playing cricket in the backyards of her home with a rubber ball. Seeing her passion towards cricket, Her parents enrolled her at the Little Master Cricket Club in Dehradun, where she trained under the coach Narendra Shah. Later, she trained under Upender Rawat at Nimbus Academy in Dehradun. At the age of 12, Neelam was selected to play for Haryana Women.
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Hair Colour: Brown
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about her family.
Neelam Bisht began playing for Haryana when she was 12 years old and made her domestic debut at Patiala. In 2018, she scored 33 runs for Haryana against Indian railway in the senior women’s game. Soon, she started playing for Punjab Women.
Neelam Bisht playing for Punjab against Goa Women
In 2019, Bisht bowled the last over for Punjab against Karnataka Women in the Seniors T20 Challenge, leading her team to victory. In 2023, she was picked up by the Mumbai Indians during the Women’s Premier League auctions in Mumbai.
- Her batting style is left-hand bat, and her bowling style is right-arm off-break.
- She grew up idolising the former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly. Neelam also idolises the Indian cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur.
- Bisht has also played cricket for Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.