21st February, 2020
The Indian women's cricket team, which cherished dreams of winning the first ICC Trophy, will face the Australian challenge on Friday in the opening match of the T20 World Cup. India has not been able to perform consistently for a long time. The team reached the final in the tri-series in Australia. India lost one match against England and Australia and won one and lost to the hosts in the final.
Australia has won four times in the Twenty20 World Cup held six times so far. The Indian middle order and lower order will have to perform better so that Australia and England can be defeated in the knockout.
Team management will have to ensure that the middle order does not fail to fail again and again. India will be hoping for a good start with 16-year-old Shefali Verma. At the same time, captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who failed to perform consistently, will also be expected to perform better. 16-year-old Richa Ghosh, who made her debut in the finals of the tri-series, will have to see if she gets a consistent chance.
In bowling, the Indian team relies heavily on spinners and it does not have very good fast bowlers. Usually, Shikha Pandey, who is the lone spinner in the playing XI, will be responsible for the initial success. Pandey said that due to handling the new ball, I am definitely thinking about the initial success. We would like to take wickets in the first six overs, because batsmen try to create pressure during that time. There is hope from the Indian team to reach the semi-finals like last time, but if anything happens beyond that, a new era of women's cricket will be heralded in India.
The Indian team will play four matches in the league round
Match ground date time
India vs Australia Sydney 21 February at 1.30 pm
India vs Bangladesh Perth on 24 February at 4.30 pm
India vs New Zealand Melbourne Feb 27 at 8.30 pm
India vs Sri Lanka Melbourne on February 29 at 1.30 pm
Indian team: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Tania, Harleen Dayal, Rajeshwari Gaekwad, Richa Ghosh, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Arundhati Reddy, Jemima Rodriguez, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shefali Verma, Poonam, Radha Yadav.
It was first played in 2009, Australia has won the most titles
This will be the seventh edition of the tournament which started in 2009. This time a total of 10 teams are participating in this tournament. Australia has won the title the most times, although India has not reached the final even once.
Three consecutive times in 2010, 2012 and 2014, the Kangaroo team captured the title. Australia also won the 2018 Women's T20 World Cup in the West Indies. Three times out of four, Australia has defeated England in the final.
The first edition of the T20 World was won by England, then in 2016 by the West Indies.
Suzy Bates has scored the most runs. Bates has scored 881 runs in 28 matches at an average of 34. During this time he has scored six half-centuries.
Alice Perry has taken the most wickets. Perry has taken 36 wickets in 32 matches at an average of 16.47. Perry has played a maximum of 32 matches.
Sarah Taylor and Suzy Bates have jointly scored the most 6-6 fifties.
Meg Lenning has played the highest innings (126 runs) of the tournament.
West Indies' Diandra Dotin has hit the most nine in an innings and the maximum 22 sixes in the tournament. Wicket-keeper Sarah Taylor and Rachel Priest have taken the maximum 20-20 wickets.
This time Australia is a strong contender, but India is also not weak: Mithali
New Delhi. Veteran Mithali Raj described Australia as a strong contender for victory in the opening match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup to be played against India on Friday, but she hopes to score a lot of runs in this match and it will be a very close match. Mithali wrote in a column for the ICC that Australia will be a strong contender, but India is also not weak. They have some very talented players and I think it will be a very close match and there will be a lot of runs in it. He said: Both teams have some great players.
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