New Delhi. The Indian women’s team is going to play a big match in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup today. The first semi-final between India and Australia (IND W vs AUS W) is to be played in Cape Town. Talking about the tournament, the Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur has won 3 out of 4 matches so far. He got the only defeat from England. At the same time, Australia has not lost a single match under the captaincy of Meg Lanning. In such a situation, the spirits of the Kangaroo team are high. Australia’s team is also the defending champion of the tournament. He defeated India in the title match in 2020.
The players of Team India will have to perform well, only then they will be able to win. Opener Batter Smriti Mandhana is in excellent form. He has scored 2 half-centuries in 3 matches. But the performance of captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Shefali Verma has increased the concern of the team. Shefali has scored 93 runs in 4 matches and Harmanpreet has scored 66 runs in 4 matches. Both have not scored a single half-century so far. At the same time, Jemima Rodrigues also played a half-century against Pakistan in the first match. But after this she is also struggling to score runs. Wicket-keeper batter Richa Ghosh is also in form.
Got defeated in 22 matches
Australia’s record against India has been excellent. There have been 30 T20 matches between the two so far. The Kangaroo team has been successful in winning 22 matches. At the same time, the Kangaroo team also won 3 out of 5 matches played in the T20 World Cup. Apart from fast bowlers Renuka Singh and Deepti Sharma, no one has been able to perform anything special in bowling. Renuka has taken 7 and the off-spinner has taken 5 wickets.
All-rounder and fast bowler Pooja Vastrakar has been able to take only 2 wickets in 4 matches. On the other hand, left-arm spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad did not get a single wicket in 4 matches. His economy is also close to 8. Fast bowler Shikha Pandey got one wicket in 2 matches. The Indian women’s team has not been able to win the T20 and ODI World Cup titles so far. In such a situation, all the players would like to end the title drought this year by performing well against Australia. Left arm spinner Radha Yadav may get a chance in the match.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 23, 2023, 06:49 IST