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WBBL: A Shining Day For Indian Women As They Deliver Quality Performances

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
October 27, 2021 • 17:35 PM View: 703

In the ongoing Women Big Bash League in Australia, 8 members of the Indian Women team are representing different franchises in the League. 

Opener Smriti Mandhana & off-spinning all-rounder Deepti Sharma are part of Sydney Thunder. Opener Shafali Verma and left-arm spinner Radha Yadav are part of Sydney Sixers, while batters Jemimah Rodrigues and Harmanpreet Kaur are representing Melbourne Renegades. Wicketkeeper batter  Richa Ghosh is playing for Hobart Hurricanes & leg spinner Poonam Yadav is a part of Brisbane Heat. 


Today, the Indian women shone in the fixtures of the Women Big Bash League. In the match between Melbourne Stars & Hobart Hurricanes. Richa Ghosh played a knock of 24* off 16 balls with 4 boundaries, while chasing. She kept her nerves and took her team safely to victory. 

In the second match, however, between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder, we saw how much potential and talent the Indian women team accommodates. Jemimah Rodrigues, opening for Melbourne Renegades while batting first, scored 75 not out off 56 balls with 9 boundaries. This helped her team set a target of 143 against Sydney Thunder. 

In reply, Smriti Mandhana, who opened for Sydney Thunder, scored 64 runs off 44 balls with 4 fours & 1 six. However, Sydney Thunder failed to chase down the score as the other batters didn't contribute much. Smriti Mandhana was also dismissed by Harmanpreet Kaur, captain of the Indian Women T20 side. 

Deepti Sharma, who was also playing for Sydney Thunder in this match - first recorded a figure of 4/23 in her 4 overs while bowling, and scored 23* off 10 balls with 4 boundaries as she tried to get her team over the finishing line but failed to do so. All the competition was built up and eventually decided by the Indian women in this single match. 

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Apart from this, Harmanpreet Kaur has been delivering crucial performances for the Melbourne Renegades, picking up wickets and scoring 20-30+ runs every match.

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