India, under the direction of Harmanpreet Kaur, is getting ready for the Women’s T20 World Cup, which begins on February 10 in South Africa. One of the favorites to take home the prized crown is India. There is a balance of youth and experience in their lineup. They have explosive Shefali Verma, the captain of their U-19 World Cup-winning team.
Mithali Raj, a former captain of India, gave her opinion on the likelihood that her country would win the World Cup. According to her, a lot would rely on how well India’s top-order plays during the competition. “India’s chances will be largely dependent on the top order. Smriti Mandhana is playing well and is a match-winner,” said former India skipper as reported by the ICC.
She also discussed the team’s core members and how crucial it is that they are present. She continued, “Harmanpreet Kaur has looked in good form too but we have to beat Australia and England. You need other batters to come to the party.” Additionally, Mithali discussed the young talent that was on display during the multi-nation competition and the talent that was on display for all to see during the first U-19 Women’s T20 World Cup, which was contested in January.
“I am excited about some of the young players coming through and there is definitely some talent in the Under-19s team which I had the chance to see play at the inaugural ICC Under-19s Women’s T20 World Cup.” The Australian team, which has previously won the coveted title, appears to be the early favorite to win the event this time around, and Raj shares this opinion. She said, “I think everyone would agree that Australia is the favorite, and deservedly so. I am expecting tight, competitive matches. They are so difficult to beat because they bat deep and have an excellent batting line-up.”