Hyderabad: The current Indian women's cricket team at the T20 World Cup is a line-up extremely talented individuals who can single-handedly turn a match on its head in their favour at any stage of the match. A quick peek at a few of them.
Shafali shot to fame in the women’s exhibition match during IPL 2019. No one knew the youngest player to ever play in the T20 squad for India, as Shefali used to disguise herself as a boy to play cricket as there was no academy for girls in her hometown Rothak, Haryana. Shefali shone during the T20 challenger and subsequently got picked for the Indian team in the T20s against South Africa. Many consider her aggressive batting style as an effect of Virender Sehwag’s legacy.
Veda made her international debut with a 51-run knock against England in Derby. Krishnamurty was part of the 2017 Women’s World Cup squad that reached the final against England. Although the team lost, her performance throughout the series put her in the spotlight.
Born into a sporting family, Jemimah Rodrigues had good exposure to the sport right from her childhood. Her father was the junior cricket coach in her school and Jemimah took keen interest in the sport from a very young age. Not only is Rodrigues a gifted cricketer, she is also a former hockey player who represented Maharashtra in the U-17 team. She often mentions that her hickey skills helped her greatly in her power-batting. Jemimah made her T20 and ODI international debut in 2018 and risen through ranks to become the most reliable batswoman after Smriti Mandhana
Following in the footsteps of teenagers in the team, Radha started her international career in 2018, at an early age of 17. She became the first player from Gujarat’s domestic side to be picked up for Indian women’s team. Yadav is a crafty left arm spinner, who shot to fame in the T20 version of the game, where her bowling abilities come to fore....