Smriti Mandhana doubtful to play in 1st match of India vs Pakistan T20 Cup

New Delhi: Star India opener Smriti Mandhana is likely to miss the team’s opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday. Because his finger injury has not healed well yet.

Smriti  Mandhana, who suffered a finger injury during the warm-up match against Australia on Monday, is yet to fully recover.

The 26-year-old later missed India’s second warm-up game against Bangladesh on Wednesday. Because of injury to his finger.

According to an ICC source, he was injured during the warm-up game.vb We cannot say with confidence that she is out of the World Cup right now. But she may not play the match against Pakistan.” ”

The South Eastern batted at number three instead of his usual opening position against Australia. His innings lasted only three balls.

Captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s fitness is also a matter of concern. In last week’s tri-series final against South Africa, he injured his shoulder.

In the aftermath of the final, Kaur had stated, “The body is fine. It will get better with rest” However, the big middle-order batsman did not bat in any of India’s warm-up matches. The ‘Women in Blue’ have been placed in Group B along with England, Pakistan, West Indies and Ireland.