Birmingham. Harmanpreet Kaur has registered her name in history. She will become the first Indian captain to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games in men’s or women’s cricket (Commonwealth Games 2022). The Indian women’s team defeated England by 4 runs in the semi-finals to reach the final. In the gold medal match to be held today, he will face T20 world champion Australia. Australia beat New Zealand by 5 wickets in another semi-final. Women’s cricket has been included in the Games for the first time. Earlier in 1998, when men’s cricket got a place in the Games, then India could not win the medal.
It is not going to be easy for the Indian women’s team to win the final. The team has not won any global tournament so far. Australia had given a big defeat to India in the final of the T20 World Cup held in Australia in 2020. That is, the Kangaroo team has given us great pain 2 years ago. Apart from this, in the first match of the games also, the Indian team was defeated by Australia. In such a situation, if India wants to win gold, then every player will have to give 100 percent.
was defeated by 85 runs
In the final of the T20 World Cup played at Melbourne ground in March 2020, Australia scored a huge score of 184 for 4 while playing first. Opener batsman Alyssa Healy scored 75 while Beth Mooney scored 78. In reply, the Indian team was reduced to just 99 runs. 8 players could not reach the double figures. Deepti Sharma scored the highest 33 runs. Fast bowler Megan Schutt took 4 and left-arm spinner Jess Jonassen took 3 wickets.
If we look at the record of T20 International, then here also Australia’s team is heavy on India. So far 24 T20 matches have been played between the two teams. Indian women’s team has been able to win only 6 matches. Australia, on the other hand, has won 3 times more 17 matches. The result of a match has not come.
FIRST PUBLISHED : August 07, 2022, 06:29 IST