Sixteen-year-old S. Meghana is the new run machine of Andhra cricket and this teenager has piled up 650-odd runs in Andhra Cricket Association's domestic matches season including four centuries.
Daughter of S. Srinivasa Rao, an engineer in Dr.Narla Tatarao Thermal Power Station (NTTPS), Meghana, who is included in the ACA senior team for the South Zone inter-State tournament at Hyderabad from October 6 to 12, has been consistent with the bat this season and played a crucial role in Central Zone triumph in the senior inter-zonal tournament that concluded at Guntur on Tuesday. “She plays her cut and pull shots perfectly.
She is blessed with loads of patience,” says S. Srinivas Reddy her coach.
Meghana was spotted by ACA coaches in the 2007 summer State camp at Visakhapatnam. “She made her progress gradually by earning a slot in the under-19 team in 2008 and later in 2009 she entered the senior team and in 2010 she was part of the one-day as well as the twenty-20 teams. She is also a quality medium pacer,” says Mr. Reddy.
Meghana, who studies junior intermediate at Narayana College at Gollapudi, played a pivotal rile in the Andhra winning the South Zone u-16 trophy by slamming a 69 against Hyderabad in the final at Mysore in 2010.
“I am sure Meghana will be picked for the South Zone u-19 and the senior team this season. She is in fine nick and playing to her potential,” feels M.S.K. Prasad, Director (Cricket Operations), Andhra Cricket Association.