Former Australia pacer Brett Lee foresees a “different” trying India making their maiden T20 Women’s World Cup ultimate and attributed their rise to the emergence of star gamers like 16-year-outdated Shafali Verma.
Besides opener Shafali, skilled leg-spinner Poonam Yadav has been the opposite match-winner for India in the competitors. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led aspect topped the group stage with 4 wins in as many video games and play their semifinal right here on Thursday.
“They’ve never reached the final but this is a different India team from the one they’ve seen before. They’ve combined match-winners in Shafali Verma and Poonam Yadav with consistent players with both bat and ball,” Lee was quoted as saying by ICC.
“We’ve always known they have some of the best players in the world but now Harmanpreet Kaur has a team around her that can support the big players, and fill in the gaps when they have an off day.” Only a particular effort from their opponents can cease India from reaching their maiden ultimate, feels Lee.
They’ll go into the semi-finals full of confidence and it’ll take a superb staff to cease them from reaching the Final.” Talking extra about Shafali, who has obtained 47, 46, 39, and 29 up to now, Lee backed the teenager sensation to make a greater rating in the semifinal. “Shafali Verma has been wonderful on the prime of the order, she’s introduced a fearless power to India’s batting and been good to look at.
“You really feel she will go even greater as nicely – she hasn’t reached 50 but, which is each thrilling for these watching and worrying for the bowlers.
“We noticed from the opener in opposition to Australia simply how good India may be, and it’s no shock they’ve continued that kind to prime Group A,” he added.