A veteran of greater than 60 T20 internationals and near 50 one-day internationals however Poonam Yadav nonetheless has the power of a teenager, seeking to make it massive at the worldwide stage. India’s greatest spinner for fairly a while, Poonam’s guile and googlies have typically left a few of the greatest batswomen in the world bamboozled. On Friday, the leggy turned on the model for a younger Indian group as they defeated hosts and defending champions Australia in the opening match of the Women’s T20 World Cup.
Four wickets, and an virtually unplayable spell later, Poonam was adjudged the participant of the match. Making a comeback to worldwide cricket after a protracted damage lay off, Yadav’s simplicity and modesty was on show throughout the put up match presentation.
“I wish to thank my teammates, the physio and the medical doctors who helped me get again to health.
“This is the third time I’ve missed a hat-trick, however god is nice. He has helped me get well from damage and if we play like this we are going to win the trophy,” a slightly relieved Poonam stated after India beat Australia by 17 runs.
Poonam Yadav got here on to bowl in the 10th over of Australia’s innings with the hosts positioned comfy at 58/2 needing simply 75 runs to win in 66 deliveries. Yadav’s first strike was half-centurian Alyssa Healy. The leggie beat the Aussie keeper-batswoman in the flight. Healy tried to work the ball to lengthy on however acquired a forefront and was safely pouched by Yadav herself.
She then produced a powerful over, scalping two wickets in two balls. Rachael Haynes was stumped after she was overwhelmed in flight and Elysse Perry was achieved in by the incorrect one as Australia had been devastated by the twin strike. Yadav would have had her hat-trick as she induced an edge off the bat of Jesse Jonassen, just for keeper Taniya Bhatia to drop the catch.
Yadav would get her fourth in as an underneath fringe of Jonassen’s bat was collected by Bhatia in the 14th over. Yadav cleaned up the massive hitting Ashleigh Gardner however the supply was deemed unlawful because it had bounced twice earlier than hitting the wicket.
Yadav, who’s India’s highest wicket taker in T20 internationals, completed the final T20 World Cup as India’s joint highest wicket-taker as effectively. She might be the key if this Indian group has to go all the manner in the match.