Both the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup cricket tournament have been decided against. Both semi-finals will be played on Thursday. In the first semi-final, India and England will face South Africa team in the second.
If the Indian team playing under the captaincy of Harmanpreet in the seventh women’s T20 World Cup tournament crossed the semi-final hurdle, it would reach the final for the first time in the history of this tournament.
Earlier on Tuesday, the match between South Africa and West Indies team went without rain without a single ball. After this, both teams got one point each, and the result was that the South African team finished first in their Group B with three wins from four matches and seven points from a match.
If the semi-finals are canceled…
The semi-finals are on Thursday and there is a possibility of rain on this day. So if the semi-finals are canceled because of this then according to the tournament rules, only the Indian team will reach the final.
This will happen because the Indian team has won all four matches of their Group ‘A’. The Indian team defeated Australia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh before reaching the semi-finals.
Whereas England suffered a six-wicket defeat at the hands of South Africa during the group matches and it would be heavy on them in the event of the match being canceled due to rain.
It is amazing that before the start of the tournament, it was believed that Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana would prove to be India’s strongest link in batting but it did not happen.
Shaifali Verma of India came out as hidden Rustom and so far she has scored 161 runs playing four matches. Shaifali Verma, who celebrated her sixteenth birthday on 28 January this year, scored 29 against Australia, 39 against Bangladesh, 46 against New Zealand and 47 against Sri Lanka. In a sense, his performance continued to glow.
Most sixes in the tournament
Shaifali Verma is considered as Virender Sehwag of the Indian women’s team. His style also matches Sehwag. She has the ability to deliver any ball outside the boundary line.
His timing of playing shot overshadows the opposing bowlers. She has so far scored 18 fours and nine sixes throughout the tournament. He is in the forefront of this World Cup in terms of hitting sixes.
Apart from Shaifali Verma, another young player 19-year-old Jemima Rodriguez also scored 34 against Bangladesh and Deepti Sharma scored an unbeaten 49 against Australia. In fact, the Indian team, on the basis of their bowlers, was heavy on all the opposing teams in this tournament and managed to defend the low score too well. The biggest contributor to this was spinner legbreak bowler Poonam Yadav, who has taken the highest nine wickets so far.
Poonam Yadav took four wickets for 19 against Australia. With this performance, the four-time champion Australian team was reduced to just 115, chasing 133 runs to win in the first match. After defeating the previous champion team, the Indian team did not look back and its confidence reached the seventh sky.
Apart from Poonam Yadav, Shikha Pandey has also taken seven wickets on the basis of his fast balls. He took Poonam Yadav shoulder to shoulder with Australia by taking three wickets against Australia. Poonam Yadav’s googly and Shikha Pandey’s right line and right after the length were completed by other bowlers. These include Khabbu spinner Rajeshwari Gaikwad and fast bowler Arundhati Reddy.
Now if we talk about the England team that competed against India in the semi-finals, then even though it lost to South Africa in the group match, but after that it gave 98 runs to Thailand, 42 runs to Pakistan and 2016 champions West Indies Has reached the semi-finals by beating 46 runs.
England’s leg-spinner Sophie Eccleston and fast bowler Anya Shrubso have played an important role in leading England to the semi-finals. Sophie and Anya have taken 8-8 wickets so far.
England’s team has also been the winner of the first T20 World Cup held in 2009. India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur, who is going to celebrate her 31st birthday on the 8th of this month, also landed in that tournament.
If Harmanpreet Kaur, playing for the seventh consecutive T20 World Cup, gives the gift of winning against England in the semi-finals, then the dream of playing in the final for the first time can be fulfilled, on World Women’s Day i.e. March 8, Captain Harmanpreet On the birthday, India can give the gift of winning.
By the way, in this World Cup, so far, she has been able to score a simple score like 2, 8, 1 and 15 which does not match her name. The same situation also exists for Smriti Mandhana. She has been able to score 10, 11 and 17 runs in three innings so far.