Born on 24 August 1991, Poonam Yadav is an Indian cricketer who currently plays for the Indian women's cricket team. Since making her debut for India in the 2013–14 season, Poonam has been a powerful wicket-taker. She has represented many teams in domestic cricket including Uttar Pradesh, Central Zone and Railways. She is currently the most successful T20I bowler for India. She has courage and temperament both, the two important qualities for a leg spinner. The speed with which she bowls further complicates things for batsmen as the ball never comes off perfectly to shot. Her main role in the team is of a bowler and her bowling style is the legbreak googly.