Legspinner Georgia Wareham of Australia made the most of her first international game in over a year on Tuesday at the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 by collecting 3-20 as the reigning champion comfortably trounced Bangladesh by eight wickets.
Australia rejoined Sri Lanka in first place on net run rate after winning both of its games in Group A.
Wareham was crucial in helping Australia limit Bangladesh to 107-7, when the sole notable performance came from captain Nigar Sultana’s 57 from 50 balls. The last international game involving Wareham occurred in October 2021.
The Australian squad sailed to 111-2 in 18.2 overs thanks in large part to the captain Meg Lanning’s 48 unbroken runs. The Australians pursued the target unhindered as they target.
Australia, which has won five of the last seven T20 World Cups and is going for a third straight triumph, is the team to beat in women’s cricket.
After rupturing a ligament in her left knee more than a year ago, Wareham found it difficult to return to the international cricket arena.
During the first World Cup match in Gqeberha, the 23-year-old spinner eliminated Bangladesh’s middle order of Sobhana Mostary (#7), Shorna Akter (12), and Rumana Ahmed (#4). Gqeberha was once known as Port Elizabeth.
Wareham asserts that representing your nation in competition is always a tremendously important experience. It’s nice to get a hold of a few of those at the World Cup.
India will receive a boost from the planned comeback of Smriti Mandhana, a star batter who missed the team’s opening triumph over Pakistan due to a finger injury.
Mandhana is certainly feeling great after being the most expensive player to be acquired during the Women’s Premier League auction in India on Monday.
The top two teams from each of the two preliminary groups directly follow the T20 World Cup semifinals. The teams who are now in position to advance are Australia, Sri Lanka, England, and India.