Women’s Under-19 T20 World Cup being played in South Africa
India won both their first matches under the leadership of Shafali Verma.
Benoni. The Women’s T20 World Cup is to be played in South Africa this year. Before this, the Women’s Under-19 World Cup is being played there for the first time. Under the leadership of Shefali Verma, the Indian team has done a bang in this World Cup so far. India also registered a win against UAE after defeating hosts South Africa. In both these matches, captain Shefali and vice-captain Shweta Sehrawat killed the opposition team. Both of them batted so fast that everyone kept watching.
Shefali has been playing for the senior team for the last few years. This will be the first and last Under-19 T20 World Cup for him. Because after this she will cross the age of 19 years. But, for Shefali this World Cup looks like child’s play. He himself has said this.
Shefali played 74 matches for India
Shafali, who has played 74 international matches, believes that the speed of the bowlers in the Under-19 Women’s World Cup is low, due to which she finds it easy to play. Shefali, who has played 2 Tests, 51 T20s and 21 ODIs for the Indian senior team, is the captain of the Indian Under-19 team in the Under-19 World Cup. He scored 45 in 16 balls against South Africa and 78 in 34 balls against UAE.
Enjoying playing in U-19 World Cup: Shafali
He told Star Sports about the difference between international cricket and age group cricket, ‘There is a lot of difference because in Under-19 the ball is coming slow and the wicket is also slow. Fast bowlers are learning and it is fun playing with them.
He said that this tournament is very important for women’s cricket. Because Mithali Raj had also said that this is a very good platform for budding players.
‘My first and last U-19 World Cup’
Shefali, playing this tournament for the first and last time, said on India’s performance so far, ‘I feel very good. This is my first and last tournament as this is my last year in Under-19 cricket. We have done well in all three aspects of the game and hope to win the World Cup.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 17, 2023, 15:46 IST