ICC Women T20 World Cup 2023:The Indian women’s team will go into the eighth T20 Women’s World Cup, which will be hosted by South Africa from February 10, on a winning streak, especially after India’s Under-19 women’s team won their maiden world title at the same ground a few days ago. , Did a feat Ahead of the tournament, former Indian cricket captain Mithali Raj described the team as favorites and said that India’s victory in the Women’s T20 World Cup would largely depend on their top-ranked form.
Talking about the history of the Women’s T20 World Cup, in the seven editions played so far, the Australian team has won the title 5 times, while the women’s team of England and West Indies have won the title 1-1. India has reached the semi-finals of this tournament three times, while India had to face defeat by 85 runs in the final of the previous edition.
The Indian national team will take on Pakistan in the opening match of the tournament on February 12 in Cape Town. The team plays in South Africa and was recently runner-up in the tri-series which also featured hosts South Africa and the West Indies.
Barring the experienced Shikha Pandey, the fast bowling unit in the Indian team will not be that experienced. He is also hopeful that members of the Under-19 World Cup-winning team, Shefali Verma and Richa Ghosh will use the experience gained from playing in similar conditions in this age-group tournament. Matali believes that defending champions Australia’s excellent batting management makes them strong contenders for the title, who are trying to win the title for the sixth time.
ICC Women T20 World Cup 2023: Squads
NEW ZEALAND: Sophie Devine (c), Suzie Bates, Lauren Down, Maddy Green, Brooke Halliday, Bernadine Bezuidenhout, Eden Carson, Hayley Jensen, Fran Jonas, Amelia Kerr, Jess Kerr, Molly Penfold, Georgia Plimmer, Hannah Rowe, Lea Tahuhu
AUSTRALIA: Meg Lanning (c), Alyssa Healy (vc), Ashleigh Gardner, Kim Garth, Ellyse Perry, Darcie Brown, Heather Graham, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Georgia Wareham
SOUTH AFRICA: Sune Luus (c), Lara Goodall, Ayabonga Khaka, Chloe Tryon, Annerie Dercksen, Marizanne Kapp, Nadine de Klerk, Shabnim Ismail, Tazmin Brits, Laura Wolvaardt, Sinalo Jafta, Masabata Klaas, Nonkululeko Mlaba, Anneke Bosch, Delmi Tucker.
Non-Travelling Reserves: Micaéla Andrews, Tebogo Macheke, Tumi Sekhukhune
SRI LANKA: Chamari Athapaththu (c), Oshadi Ranasinghe, Kavisha Dilhari, Anushka Sanjeewani, Harshitha Samarawickrama, Nilakshi de Silva, Kaushini Nuthyangana, Malsha Shehani, Inoka Ranaweera, Sugandika Kumari, Achini Kulasuriya, Vishmi Gunaratne, Tharika Sewwandi, Ama Kanchana, Sathya Sandeepani
BANGLADESH: Nigar Sultana Joty (c), Marufa Akter, Dilara Akter, Jahanara Alam, Rumana Ahmed, Fahima Khatun, Salma Khatun, Lata Mondol, Shorna Akter, Nahida Akter, Murshida Khatun, Ritu Moni, Sobhana Mostary, Fargana Hoque Pinky, Fariha Islam Trisna
INDIA: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana (Vice-Captain), Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Richa Ghosh (wk) Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarvani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey
Reserves: Sabbhineni Meghana, Sneh Rana, Meghna Singh
PAKISTAN: Bismah Maroof (c), Aimen Anwar, Aliya Riaz, Ayesha Naseem, Diana Baig, Fatima Sana, Javeria Khan, Muneeba Ali (wk), Nashra Sandhu, Nida Dar, Omaima Sohail, Sadia Iqbal, Sidra Amin, Sidra Nawaz (wk) and Tuba Hassan
Reserves: Ghulam Fatima, Kainat Imtiaz, and Sadaf Shamas
ENGLAND: Heather Knight (c), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Katherine Brunt, Alice Capsey, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Amy Jones, Nat Sciver, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt.
Reserves: Issy Wong, Dani Gibson.
IRELAND: Laura Delany (c), Rachel Delaney, Georgina Dempsey, Amy Hunter, Shauna Kavanagh, Arlene Kelly, Gaby Lewis, Louise Little, Sophie MacMahon, Jane Maguire, Cara Murray, Leah Paul, Orla Prendergast, Eimear Richardson, Mary Waldron.
WEST INDIES: Hayley Matthews (c), Shemaine Campbelle (vc), Aaliyah Alleyne, Chinelle Henry, Trishan Holder, Shamilia Connell, Afy Fletcher, Shabika Gajnabi, Zaida James, Karishma Ramharack, Shakera Selman, Djenaba Joseph, Chedean Nation, Stafanie Taylor, Rashada Williams.