S Yashasri is an Indian cricketer who is known for being picked by UP Warriorz in the World Premier League auction held in 2023. Her batting style is Right-hand bat and her bowling style is Right-arm Medium fast.
Soppadhandi Venugopal Yashasri was born on Thursday, 4 September 2003 (age 19 years; as of 2022) in Hyderabad. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She completed her schooling at Indus International School, Hyderabad. Before choosing cricket as her game, she used to play different sports including Coco, swimming, and basketball. She got interested in the game when she saw her friend Pooja Vanka hitting the ball during an inter-school game. She got aware of her bowling skills in 2016 when she was asked to bowl for the school cricket team because of her tall height when the team was falling short of players. When she turned 13 years old, she learned techniques from the players by watching them on television. Later, she started her training at Bhavan’s Cricket Academy and Iqbal Cricket Academy. In an interview, she said that when she started playing many people told her parents that there was no future for girls in cricket, but her parents never stopped supporting her. According to her, she was not interested in studies and only went to school to give teams.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Yashasri’s father’s name is Venugopal, who is a retired IAF officer. Her mother’s name is K Vidya. Her brother’s name is Srikiran.
In 2021-2022, she did not perform well in the U19 one-dayers after which she started training harder and decided to get selected for the U19 World Cup. Meanwhile, she played for the zonal and the NCA camps.
In 2022, she played in the Bilateral series of the South Africa Tour of India and took four wickets for 38 runs in the two T20s. In 2022, she was not chosen for the Indian squad in December for the ICC U19 Women’s T20 World Cup and got really sad about it. Before the tournament, Mumbai’s Hurley Gala suffered a laceration of her right thumb which required stitches, after which Yashasri got selected as the replacement player, but she got to play only one match in the tournament.
World Premier League (WPL)
In 2023, she was picked by UP Warriorz in the World Premier League auction for Rs. 10 Lakh. In an interview, she talked about her selection and said,
I saw the auctions for some time and went for my gym session. I was not expecting to get picked, so I was not nervous about the auctions. But when I got the news, I felt great. Since I was in the gym, I could not express my feeling in front of everyone but felt great inside.”
- She used to play for Hyderabad (India) Women’s team.
- She got training under her coach Mohd Iqbal.
- Her favourite cricketers are Hardik Pandya, Ben Stokes, and Umesh Yadav.
- In an interview, her father said that he used to play divisional cricket when he was young. He started working at Canara bank after taking VRS from IAF so that he could afford her academy fee. In the interview, her father further said that he received support from many Samaritans.
- According to her, her coach Mohd Iqbal and former Hyderabad player Kanishk Naidu supported her a lot by taking fewer fees from her to train her compared to other players.
- In an interview, she revealed that when she started playing, she felt that her social life was affected a lot.