India hopes that their all-rounders shine at the Women’s T20 World Cup

In addition to Deepti Sharma, Shefali Verma, Richa Ghosh, and Pooja Vastrakar are regarded as all-rounders who have the potential to contribute to the team’s pursuit of a first senior women’s ICC trophy.

Deepti Sharma has been a six-year India all-rounder. The left-handed batter and offspinner has played in a number of ICC global events and made an impact.

She demonstrated the captain’s confidence in her abilities when Harmanpreet Kaur asked her to bowl the second over in Sunday’s T20 World Cup victory over Pakistan in Cape Town.

And the 25-year-old immediately delivered, bowling out Pakistan opener Javeria Khan in her first over. After Bismah Maroof and Ayesha Naseem attacked later, she returned the most expensive numbers of the day (4-0-39-1) but it seemed more like a blip.

On Monday, the new Women’s Premier League franchises saw it that way, and UP Warriorz made her their most expensive purchase (2.6 crore rupees) and fourth-highest overall bid.

It was only in line with the evaluation of the experienced player, who has played for two teams in both the Women’s Big Bash League and The Hundred.

Deepti excels in cricket. She is extremely adept at assessing her own game. She bowls in the death overs and powerplay. Because of the format of T20.

A bowler can bowl three good overs and a costly fourth. She also does a good job for India, “Troy Cooley, the bowling coach for the India team, said on Tuesday.

She leads an Indian team that encourages more players to work on their all-around skills. Which Harmanpreet emphasized when he took over as ODI captain after Mithali Raj retired last year.

She talked about how all-rounders are crucial to India’s ability to beat England and Australia in big tournaments.

According to Harmanpreet, she advised Shefali Verma to bowl off-breaks, Richa Ghosh to keep wickets, and Pooja Vastrakar, a medium-pacer.

To swing the bat down the order. In the Cup team, they support all-rounders Devika Vaidya and Radha Yadav.

In the T20 series against Australia in Mumbai two months ago. Devika made a great comeback after eight years and scored 32 off 26 balls at No. 5 in the second game. In the auction, UP Warriorz paid 1.4 crore rupees for her.

Jemimah Rodrigues and Sneh Rana helped India smash Pakistan’s difficult 150-run target. Radha, a left-arm spinner who, like Jemimah, was not selected for the ODI World Cup last year, has immediately made an impact. She took 2/21, making her the best bowler.

“Especially in T20, you need good all-rounders when you play top teams like England and Australia. With players contributing in both departments, India has built a strong team over the past six months.

During the U-19 World Cup, we saw Shafali take a couple of wickets. She bowled short spells well. Pooja has scored big runs in domestic cricket and has also scored a few half-centuries for India.

She has the potential to be a power hitter at the World Cup,” stated former India coach Tushar Arothe, who is now the batting coach for Gujarat Giants of the WPL.

On Monday, Pooja was sold to Mumbai Indians for 1.9 crore rupees. She was selected by Brisbane Heat, a WBBL team, because of her versatility.

To win trophies, elite players must exert pressure on the opposition. Amita Sharma, a former India all-rounder, stated, “Pooja is aggressive; she likes to dominate whether she is batting or bowling.”

When India plays West Indies on Wednesday at Newlands. Cooley stated that the final decision would be made on Wednesday morning.

Opener Smriti Mandhana batted in the nets on Tuesday after missing the first game with a finger injury.

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