Indian Women’s Cricket Team: India landed in South Africa with high expectations. On the eve of the long-awaited WPL, they were expected to break Australia’s grip on the title and announce themselves as prime contenders for the title.
Harmanpreet Kaur’s best performance of the tournament was unable to carry India to a second consecutive T20 World Cup final. She got run out in an unfortunate way after her bat stuck in the pitch while running.
Australia’s top two scorers, Beth Mooney, and Meg Lanning got three lifelines. Fielding was poor, allowing at least 15 runs for the Aussies. India lost three wickets within the first four overs of their innings.
“There is a need to provide an environment where independent thinking and personalities are allowed to evolve. That is when they will go and do what is required.”, said former Indian coach WV Raman after the match.
BCCI needs to stop the musical chairs with Indian women’s cricket team coaches
Ladies in Blue are no strangers to the agony of losing in knockout games. They have gone through such stages in ICC events on a regular basis since reaching the final of the 50-over World Cup in 2017, where they crashed near the finish line against England.
And now they’re in Cape Town, where they lost the semifinals to Australia by 5 runs. India, like in the CWG final and the 2017 World Cup final, was en route to a victory until the skipper was at the crease.
It is critical that India and the BCCI return to the drawing board to develop a vision and maintain stability in support staff. At the last three T20 World Cups, the team has had three different head coaches.
Ramesh Powar, who has been the head coach since 2021, was assigned to the National Cricket Academy‘s men’s wing in an internal shuffle. Hrishikesh Kantikar replaced Ramesh Powar as the new head coach.
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Harmanpreet Kaur’s heartfelt tweet following India’s exit from the Women’s T20 World Cup goes viral
India was the favorite until Harmanpreet Kaur and Jemimah Rodrigues were on the field. The unfortunate runout of the skipper took the match away from team India’s grip.
Harmanpreet Kaur posted an emotional message a day after the loss in the present ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. She led India in scoring with 52 runs from 34 balls against Australia, but she couldn’t assist the team reach the 173-run mark.
“This is for all our fans across the globe who have supported us throughout this World Cup. I thank you for believing in our journey. I know as a cricket fan it’s sad to see your team lose. All I can say is that we will come back strongly and put a great show out there.”, she tweeted.
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Below is the tweet from the Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur:
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