Isa Guha is a former England cricketer who played for the team as a specialist seam bowler from 2002 to 2011. She remained a part of the team in many historic victories and works as a cricket commentator and presenter for many sports channels.
- 1 Wiki/Biography
- 2 Physical appearance
- 3 Family
- 4 Signature/Autograph
- 5 Career
- 6 Controversy
- 7 Awards, Honors, Achievements
- 8 favorites
- 9 Facts/Curiosities
Isa Guha was born on Tuesday May 21, 1985 (age 36 years; from 2021) in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire in England. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He did his studies at Wycombe High School in Buckinghamshire. In addition, he went on to pursue his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology at the University College of London (UCL). He also completed his MPhil in Neuroscience from the same university. He started playing cricket at the age of eleven along with his older brother in their backyard. Seeing her interest, her parents decided to enroll her in the local cricket club. There, she was selected for the Development England team at the age of 13. He recalled that moment in an interview,
“There were no other girls, so I started playing with the boys. I loved taking them out. When I was 11 years old, I was selected for the Thames Valley Under-21 team, and it all went from there. I met Charlotte Edwards a year later when she was 16 and playing for England, and that’s when I realized I wanted to play for England too.”
Her family was equally supportive, as they always accompanied her while she played any game for the local team.
Height : 5′ 1″
Hair color: dark copper brown
Eye color: Dark brown
Fathers and brothers
His father’s name is Barun Guha, who previously worked for the brand ‘Waitrose and Partners’.
His mother’s name is Roma Guha, who died at the age of 65 due to cancer.
He has an older brother and a sister. Her older brother, Kaushik Guha, is seven years older than her.
His sister’s name is Panchali Guha.
husband and sons
Isa Guha is married to Richard Willian Donald Thomas, a songwriter and musician for the rock band ‘Brother & Bones’.
The couple married on September 16, 2018 at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, England.
He made his test debut on 14 August 2002 against India in Taunton, England.
He made his test debut on 10 August 2001 against Scotland in Reading, England.
He made his T20I debut on August 5, 2004 against New Zealand in Hove, England.
- First British Asian woman to represent England in a sport
- First female commentator to cover Sky Sport Test Cricket
- Highest ODI association for 9th wicket in women’s cricket along with Lynsey Askew.
Conceded Races- 549
Economy Rate- 2.20
Strike rate- 51.4
Conceded Races- 2345
Economy Rate- 3.73
Strike rate- 37.2
Conceded Races- 451
Economy Rate- 5.89
Strike rate- 25.5
No outs- 3
Runs Scored- 113
Highest score- 31*
Opposed Balls- 443
Strike Fee- 25.50
No outs- 18
Runs Scored- 122
Highest score- 26
No outs- 1
Runs Scored- 39
Highest Score: 13*
Opposed balls- 34
Strike rate- 114.70
His journey to international cricket began at the Under-17 and Under-19 levels, where he was on the England Under-19 team during the ACB Under State Tournament. There, he won the ‘Bowler of the Series’ and Player of the Tournament for winning seven wickets at the European Under-19 Championship. In 2001, he made his international debut at the age of 17 against Scotland in a WODI match. Later, she played the Women’s Tri-series against India and New Zealand in July 2002.
In the final of that series, he took three wickets against New Zealand in a losing side. In 2004, she took 5 wickets for 22 runs against New Zealand in a women’s ODI match. This followed with five wickets in a test series and eight in the WODI against India in 2006. In 2008, he gave his best performance in bowling where he took 5 wickets after conceding 14 runs. She emerged as WODI’s number one bowler on December 31, 2008 in an international ranking of bowlers. In February 2008, he gave his best Test bowling performance in his seventh Test match of 5 wickets for 40 runs against Australia at the Bradman Oval in Bowral in February 2008. This haul of five wickets by Isa helped England retain his Ashes Trophy.
She became part of the England squad that won the ICC Women’s World Cup, Twenty20 Cup in 2009 and the Ashes in 2005. On 9 March 2012, she retired from international cricket at the young age of 27. However, he continued to play county cricket. for Berkshire. In an interview, she revealed,
“I made the decision to retire from England this year. It was a great decision because cricket has been a part of my life for so long. But I was struggling more and more with my back, and I had to choose which way I wanted to go: when you play cricket only semi-professionally, as women’s cricket is, there comes a point where you need to think about. about earning a decent living as well.”
After retiring, he began working as a commentator for various sports channels. He also writes columns for the BBC sports website. In April 2012, she became a co-presenter for ITV4’s coverage for the Indian Premier League (IPL). In 2016, he joined the inaugural Triple M radio Test cricket commentary team in Australia, and also became a member of the commentary team at the 2019 Cricket World Cup. She then became the main presenter of the new BBC TV Test and ODI Highlights program in 2020.
‘Carrom’s Ball’ controversy
This controversy came to light in December 2021 when during a Big Bash League (BBL) game, a discussion about the ‘Carrom Ball’ was taking place on a commentary panel. The legendary Adam Gilchrist and Isa Guha were part of that commentary panel. One of the commentators said how coaches select Carrom Ball bowlers based on the size of their middle finger. He further explains,
“The guy or kid with the longest middle finger was identified as a potential carrom thrower.”
To which Isa Guha replied:
“How big is yours?”
As Isa Guha pointed towards his finger. Your comment was misunderstood.
A reasonable question of @isaguha
— Alexandra Hartley (@AlexHartley93) December 12, 2021
Awards, Honors, Achievements
- BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year in 2002
- Sports Personality of the Year at the British Asian Sports Awards in 2009
- 2010 Sony Asian Sports Personality of the Year
- Fox Sports ‘Best Cricket Commentator in the World’ Award for March 2021
- cricketer(s)– Darren Gough and Charlotte Edwards
- cricket ground– Lord’s Cricket Ground
- commenter(s)– Shane Warne and Phil Tufnell
- Meal– Eilish Maach, Mangsho and Posto
- Jewelry– Decorative Earrings and Necklace
- It basically belongs to Ballygunge, Kolkata, West Bengal. His parents moved to the UK in 1970.
- He retired on the same date that prominent cricketer Rahul Dravid retired i.e. March 9, 2012.
- Apart from cricket, he has also presented the Rio Olympics for ESPN.
- During an interview, he talked about his exercise regimen. She said,
“I do regular six kilometer races and I just invested in a Peleton. I go through phases of lifting weights, but it can be hard to stick to a routine when I’m in test matches or traveling. I miss doing heavy weights. I like yoga and Pilates, but I don’t do them enough. A Thai massage is always very therapeutic and restorative: during Covid, I have missed that strength and depth of muscle tissue massage. In terms of general wellness, I love catching up with my friends and enjoying a good meal with a glass of bubbles. And I’m happiest when I’m by the water, so if I’m working somewhere near the sea, you’ll find me running along the shoreline on my day off.”