India seamer Shikha Pandey stated on Monday that India will likely be urging their children to maintain enjoying fearless cricket after Shafali Verma produced one other placing show of their 18-run victory over Bangladesh within the T20 World Cup. The batting highlight was as soon as once more on Verma because the 16-year-old smashed a 17-ball 39, together with 4 sixes, within the Powerplay to steer India to 142/6 — the very best whole of the T20 World Cup up to now.
While Verma was the star of the present, 19-year-old Jemimah Rodrigues additionally impressed with a measured 34 off 37 balls. Pandey is assured that the world will see extra of the identical from the thrilling younger pair in Australia.
“We haven’t asked her (Verma) to change anything. She’s been given free licence to play her fearless brand of cricket. She’s amazing. At 16, I hadn’t even started training to become a cricketer. I’m very pleased to have such young fearless players in our team. It’s amazing to see them doing what they did for us.
“There’s no baggage, that is the most important factor, and so they categorical themselves so effectively within the workforce. We thought we had an incredible rating on the board to defend as a result of we imagine in our bowling division. We knew it might be a troublesome goal for them to chase,” Pandey said.
The win against Bangladesh was India’s second victory at the T20 World Cup from as many games. For Bangladesh, Nigar Sultana Joty top scored with 35 off 26 balls, but struggled to build a partnership in the middle as Bangladesh were halted at 124/8 in their chase.
While Joty was full of admiration for Verma, she also pointed out the 30-run contribution of young Bangladesh batter Murshida Khatun at the top of the order.
“Shafali Verma performed brilliantly. But Murshida Khatun too performed very effectively – she’s in good type these days. I feel she goes to be among the finest gamers in our workforce. It is her first World Cup however she’s been with us for the final 18 months, so she’s gelled effectively,” Joty stated.