Akshatha Rao grew up in Bangalore, India where gully cricket is a daily practice for the local children.

Aks learned how to keep up with the boys from a very early age, playing both spin and pace requiring her to adjust to her surroundings. When she married her husband, who is heavily involved in cricket as well, Akshatha joined an organization that taught women how to formally play cricket.

Akshatha is no stranger to Team USA, although it has been a few years since her last appearance on the team. She appreciates the opportunity to represent the United States and takes pride in how far the sport has come and grown in the States.

Aks looks forward to the intense competition testing her years of hard work and preparation.


Playing Number

Team Role

Off Spinner


Bangalore, India



Country of Birth


Career Highlights

Highest wicket taker against the U19 Trinidad team

Favorite Cricketer

Graeme Swann & Virat Kohli