India beat Ireland to enter semi-finals of Women’s T20 World Cup
After England, India’s big weakness came to the fore against Ireland as well.
If you don’t improve before the semi-finals, it will be very difficult
New Delhi. India has reached the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup for the third time. The Indian team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, defeated Ireland by 5 runs under the Duckworth-Lewis method in a rain-interrupted match a day earlier and booked a semi-final ticket. Even though India won this match. But, the mistake which was repeated in the last match against England, was also done against Ireland. But now the competition is fierce. One mistake and the wait to win the World Cup will get longer.
As the equation seems to be forming, India is expected to clash with Australia in the semi-finals of the Women’s T20 World Cup. In such a situation, if the mistake of England-Ireland is repeated in front of Australia, then understand that the game will end. Now what mistake did Team India make in the last two matches and how can it affect India’s hopes of winning the World Cup. Let’s understand.
India played 41 ball dot against Ireland
The Indian team, captained by Harmanpreet Kaur, played 41 balls against Ireland. That is, not a single run was scored in the entire 7 overs. Against Ireland, it became a matter of rain and the semi-final ticket was cut. But, this weakness is such that it can be a heavy blow to the Indian team in the semi-finals and if there is a match against Australia then it is bound to come.
Fifty of dot ball was put against England
Before Ireland, India had the same situation against England. In that match, India had scored a dot ball fifty. India had played a total of 51 balls in their innings. That is, not a single run was scored in 8.3 overs. In a 20-over game, if a team does not score runs in 8 overs, then how can it affect the result of the match? There is no need to think too much for this.
This is the reason that Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur is also scared about the dot ball. He said after the match against Ireland, “The dot ball is increasing our concern. We had discussed about this in the team meeting after the match against England. We are glad that the dot ball gap has come down against Ireland. But, there is still a lot of room for improvement.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 21, 2023, 09:51 IST