Womens T20 WC: Big blow to India before the semi-final match, Pooja Vastrakar out, doubt on Harmanpreets play

Pankaj Prasad
Harmanpreet Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar
Harmanpreet Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar

Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur finds it difficult to play in the semi-final match against Australia.

Before the semi-final match of the Women's T20 World Cup, the Indian team has suffered a major setback. According to media reports, Team India captain Harmanpreet Kaur and all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar have become ill and Pooja Vastrakar has been ruled out of the match against Australia. On the other hand, it is difficult for Harmanpreet Kaur to play in this match. Team India is considered weak against strong Australia. In such a situation, it will be very difficult for India to beat Australia if captain Harmanpreet is out.ย 

Pooja Vastrakar is having trouble breathing. their necks Infection has occurred. At the same time, Captain Harmanpreet has not yet recovered from fever. Harmanpreet Kaur, Pooja Vastrakar and Radha Yadav had reached the hospital and got the tests done. Till now it is not clear whether Harmanpreet will play in this match or not. At present the medical team is taking care of all the players.

Sneh Rana has been included in the squad. At the same time, Smriti Mandhana will take charge of the team if Harmanpreet does not play. At the same time, Harleen Deol or Yastika Bhatia can be given a chance in the team instead of Harmanpreet Kaur.

Qualified for the semi-finals. The Harmanpreet-led side was successful in defeating Pakistan, the West Indies and Ireland, with their only defeat coming against England. If Harmanpreet does not play the match, then vice-captain Smriti Mandhana can lead the team. There are also questions about Radha Yadav's fitness as she missed the match against Ireland. So vice-captain Smriti Mandhana can lead the team. There are also questions about Radha Yadav's fitness as she missed the match against Ireland. So vice-captain Smriti Mandhana can lead the team. There are also questions about Radha Yadav's fitness as she missed the match against Ireland.

Before the semi-final match, Harmanpreet talked about the challenges before Team India. Harmanpreet had said "We started really well, but in the middle overs, we didn't bowl as per plan and gave away too many runs. That's where we lost momentum. We were doing well with the bat, but the runs we We didn't get the rate we wanted and that's why we lost wickets."ย 

Harmanpreet also talked about Indian batsmen playing dot balls. India did not score any runs in 41 balls in their innings of 155 for six against Ireland. At the same time, India did not score any runs in 51 balls against England. Against Ireland, Smriti Mandhana had won Team India with the biggest innings of her career (87 runs), but India had to face defeat against England.

Harmanpreet had said on this "World Cup matches are always something where both the teams are always under pressure. I think in these matches if 150 runs are on the board, you are always ahead. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves. Not putting much pressure. We are just going to the ground and understanding what is the situation out there and just playing according to the situation. Dot balls are something that is already worrying us. In the next match, we would love to see some improvement in that area as well."