India skipper Harmanpreet Kaur on Saturday stated the group administration has given Shafali Verma the liberty to play her natural game, which has set the Women’s T20 World Cup ablaze.
The 16-year-outdated introduced her emergence on the worldwide stage by turning into the second highest run getter within the ongoing match. She has to date scored 161 runs, hitting 18 fours and 9 sixes in 4 matches at an astounding strike price of 161.
On Saturday, Shafali hit a 34-ball 47 to steer India to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka after spinner Radha Yadav produced a profession-greatest 4/23.
“Shafali is someone who loves to play big shots, and we don’t want to stop her. She should continue doing the same and she should continue enjoying her game,” Harmanpreet stated after the match.
India entered the semifinals with an all-win file as they led Group A with eight factors from 4 video games and the captain insisted it is necessary to proceed the successful momentum.
“It’s really important to keep the momentum when you are winning games. You really work hard, so you can’t afford to lose that momentum. You can’t bowl same pace and lengths on these wickets, so you need to keep rotating the bowlers.” The skipper, herself recognized to be an influence hitter, has endured a poor begin to the match by failing to attain double digit scores. However, towards Sri Lanka, she hit two boundaries and a most.
“Today I tried to be positive and got a few boundaries. In the upcoming games I’ll try to give my best,” Harmanpreet stated.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Atapattu rued the reprieves given by her facet to Shafali within the type of two dropped catches.
“I think that score was not enough, we lost couple of chances, specially Shafali, it was hard to stop her,” she stated.
“Yeah, I got a good start but unfortunately got out in the 10th, would have wanted to stay in there till the 16th or the 17th over. I hope we can beat Bangladesh in our last game,” she added.