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Lets Cheer Up for the Women in Blue for WC Title

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The India women’s national cricket team also known as Women in Blue represents the country of India in international women’s cricket. One of eight teams competing in the ICC Women’s Championship, the highest level of international women’s cricket, the team is organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

India made its Test debut in 1976, against the West Indies, and its One Day International (ODI) debut at the 1978 World Cup, which it hosted.  The team made the final of the 2005 World Cup, and has made the semi-finals on three other occasions in 1997, 2000, and 2009. India has also made the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 on two occasions in 2009 and 2010,

Fourteen grounds in India have hosted women’s international Test cricket matches. The first women’s international test cricket match hosted in India was held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on 31 October 1976. Six grounds in India have hosted women’s T20I matches. The first women’s T20I match hosted in India was held at the Bandra Kurla Complex Ground in Mumbai on 4 March 2010.

Indian women’s cricket team skipper is Mithali Raj. She played an exceptional knock (71) in the team’s first match of the 2017 World Cup against England on June 24, 2017 at the County Cricket Ground, Derby. Mithali’s half-century helped her become the first woman cricketer to score seven consecutive fifties in the 50-over format. She grabbed headlines by setting two world records. Mithali would like to continue her sublime form and become the first woman cricketer to reach the 6000 ODI-run mark in the World Cup. Mandhana was the only Indian player to be named in the ICC Women’s Team of the Year 2016. Indian opener Smriti Mandhana guided India to two back to back wins in the ongoing ICC Women’s World Cup 2017.

India Women Squad / Players

Mithali RajMithali Raj Captain
Age: 34 years 31 days Playing role: Top-order batsman Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Legbreak

 

Ekta Bisht

Ekta Bisht

Age: 30 years 330 days Playing role: BowlerBatting: Left-hand bat Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox

 

Rajeshwari Gayakwad Age: 25 years 216 days Playing role: Bowler Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Slow left-arm orthodox

Mansi Joshi Age: 23 years 138 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium-fast

Thirush Kamini

Thirush Kamini

Age: 26 years 157 days Playing role: Opening batsman Batting: Left-hand bat Bowling: Legbreak

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur

Age: 27 years 301 days Playing role: Allrounder Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Veda Krishnamurthy Age: 24 years 79 days Playing role: Middle-order batsman Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Legbreak

Mona Meshram

Mona Meshram

Age: 25 years 95 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium

Shikha Pandey

Shikha Pandey

Age: 27 years 236 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium

Poonam Yadav

Poonam Yadav

Age: 25 years 132 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Legbreak googly

Deepti Sharma

Deepti Sharma

Age: 19 years 132 days Batting: Left-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm off break

 

Devika Vaidya Age: 19 years 143 days Batting: Left-hand bat Bowling: Legbreak googly

Sushma Verma Wicket keeper Age: 24 years 61 days Batting: Right-hand bat

Soni Yadav Age: 22 years 284 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium

Jhulan GoswamiJhulan Goswami Withdrawn Player

Age: 34 years 39 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium

Smriti Mandhana

Smriti Mandhana Withdrawn Player

Age: 20 years 169 days Playing role: Opening batsman Batting: Left-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm offbreak

Sukanya Parida Withdrawn Player Age: 23 years 233 days Batting: Right-hand bat Bowling: Right-arm medium-fast.

Indian women’s team became the first side in women’s cricket to opt for DRS in the 18th over during their inaugural encounter against England. They successfully cashed in the review to dismiss Natalie Scriver and went on to win the match defeating the hosts by 35 runs. The Indian women’s team kicked-off their World Cup campaign on a high by defeating the hosts for 35-runs and also going down in the history of women’s cricket as the first international side to use the Decision Review System (DRS).  
We are proud of you. It’s time we made an effort and showed you how much. Thank you for representing our great nation. The support will come. The fans will turn up. The stadiums will be filled. Until then, keep that blue flag flying high!

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