Women’s T20 World Cup: India Seek Elusive Prize, Begin Campaign Against Australia | Cricket News


They received and misplaced a sport towards the extra completed England and Australia earlier than shedding to the mighty hosts, who’ve received the T20 World Cup a report 4 instances out of the six editions held up to now.

India’s center and lower-order must do lots higher than what it has been doing to beat the likes of Australia and England within the knock-out levels, one thing that has been acknowledged star opener Smriti Mandhana.

The workforce wants to make sure that the frequent middle-order collapses aren’t repeated within the showpiece occasion.

The southpaw and 16-year-old Shafali Verma must get India off to a flying begin typically within the competitors.

Expectations are excessive from skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, who too has suffered from inconsistency and want to right that, starting with the opener towards Australia.

It stays to be seen if the opposite 16-year-old within the squad, Richa Ghosh, will get to play commonly as she made her worldwide debut solely within the remaining of the tri-series.

In the bowling division, they’ve closely relied on spinners with not many high quality pacers to select from.

Shikha Pandey, who is commonly the lone pacer within the enjoying eleven stuffed with spinners, has the essential activity of offering early breakthroughs.

“As an opening bowler, I’m obviously thinking about the early breakthroughs and that doesn’t change,” mentioned Pandey, India’s fifth-highest wicket-taker in T20s.

“In the first six, we are trying to take wickets and then it’s about containing the batters before coming back and bowling the best you can in the death overs.

“I might say 150 is now a par rating in a T20 sport, so the primary six overs batters truly get quite a lot of freedom and attempt to hit as many runs as doable,” she added.

The squad is expected to reach the last four as it had two years ago but the growing women’s game in India will get a further fillip only if they go all the way.

Head coach W V Raman thinks his team is one of the title favourites.

“Since (2018 World T20) then there was quite a lot of enchancment, when it comes to health, agility on the sector and their strategy to batting,” Raman was quoted as saying in ESPNCricinfo.

They tackle Australia, who couldn’t have requested for a greater build-up to the event. They finalised their combos throughout the tri-series and are backing themselves to triumph at house.

Squads:

Australia: Meg Lanning (capt), Erin Burns, Nicola Carey, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes (vice-capt), Alyssa Healy (wk), Jess Jonassen, Delissa Kimmince, Sophie Molineux, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Tayla Vlaeminck, Georgia Wareham.

India: Harmanpreet Kaur (capt), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Harleen Deol, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav.

Match begins at 1:30pm IST.

(With PTI inputs)

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