The captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, and the seamer, Pooja Vastrakar, are unlikely to play for the team ahead of the vital Women’s T20 World Cup semifinal match against Australia, which might deal a significant setback to Team India. On February 23, both teams will square off at Newlands in Cape Town for the highly anticipated match.
According to reporting by the Indian Express, it is believed that the two cricket players are sick and were admitted to a nearby hospital on February 22 before being released that same evening. Also, a call on their availability on match day, sometime in the afternoon, is anticipated.
If Harmanpreet and Pooja Vastrakar are disqualified, India’s chances will be significantly diminished.out for the explosive fight. In addition, vice-captain Smriti Mandhana will be in charge of directing the team against the Australians, with Harleen Deol perhaps making the starting Eleven. Pooja has only taken two wickets in the main event in her four appearances, while the captain has amassed 66 runs at an unimpressive average of 16.50.
India wants to end Australia’s hegemony
The Australian team, coached by Meg Lanning, is in good spirits after claiming four straight Group A victories and securing a spot in the championship round with ease. It is important to note that the team has won five T20 World Cup championships and is aiming to win one more to continue their dominance.in cricket for women.
India, on the other hand, qualified for the semifinals with three victories and one loss—to England—in the group round. Yet, given their lack of success against the Australians, they are in for a fairly difficult game.
Importantly, Australia has triumphed 22 times in 30 T20I matches while India has only done so six times. It will be interesting to watch if the Ladies in Blue can end Australia’s impressive streak in the tense match on Thursday, February 23.