This women’s day, ShaadiWish would love to bring you up to date with the ‘Women in blue’ and their impeccable achievement! The Under-19 women’s cricket team has created history by winning the T20 World Cup. For the first time, the women’s youth brigade lifted the World Cup trophy for India. The super-talented U19 Indian women’s team became the world champion by defeating England by 7 wickets in the final of the Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. Led by skipper-captain Shafali Verma, the young women’s team has done what was long awaited in women’s cricket and has bagged India a World Cup! So, here is a quick look-up on all these incredible ladies.
This Women’s Day, Know All About The Indian Women’s Cricket Team Who Won The U-19 T20 World Cup:
1. U19 Indian Women’s Cricket Team Captain: Shafali Verma
Skill: Based from Rohtak, Haryana, the captain of the women’s Indian cricket team Shefali Verma is a right-handed opener. She started her cricket career disguised as a boy because there was no women’s cricket team in the city. And today has shattered the glass ceiling by winning the U19 world cup for team India!
2. Shweta Sehrawat
Skill: Shweta Sehrawat is our women’s cricket team’s opening batter who played a crucial role in India’s T20 World Cup 2023 triumph. She is also a gifted spinner and has set some major benchmark with her talents.
3. Richa Ghosh – Indian Women’s Cricket Team’s Wicket Keeper
Skill: If you think MS Dhoni is one wicketkeeper who could change the game even while staying behind the wickets, then Richa Ghosh is right behind him! She is a keeper-batter who has provided the team with the much-needed acceleration in the middle order.
4. G Trisha
Skill: The Hyderabad prodigy G Trisha is an all-rounder. She is a talented spinner who also knows how to score big on the pitch. She seizes to amaze everyone with her incredible batting skills.
5. Soumya Tiwari
Skill: After being rejected by coach Suresh Chainani at the beginning of her cricketing career, she decided only to buckle up and not give up. Her resilience won Suresh over and he later agreed to train her. Today, Soumya Tiwari is one of the fierce batters in the U19 Indian Women’s team.
6. Sonia Mendhiya
Skill: Right hand batting all-rounder and an off-spinner, Sonia Mendhiya is a wizard at batting! Having lost her father early, Sonia’s journey to the world cup wasn’t easy. It was her neighbours who encouraged her to take up cricket after noticing her potential as a young girl. And man! She did leave us all amazed and how!
7. Hurley Gala
Skill: U19 Indian women’s cricket team’s all-rounder, Hurley Gala is also known as a teen fast bowler. A woman of many talents, Hurley started off as a skater, but life had other plans. She is a pace bowler and good batter who remains a crucial player for India.
8. Hrishita Basu
Skill: Hrishita Basu is an underrated batter and wicketkeeper. While she is a relatively new player in the team, her enthusiasm behind the stumps and unorthodox shots, has made her fan’s favorite already!
9. Sonam Yadav – Bowler U19 Indian Women’s Cricket Team
Skill: Sonam Yadav started her cricket journey at the age of 13 and got into the team as a left-arm orthodox bowler. Her journey into the cricket world is just the beginning as she is just 15 and is surely going to reach new heights based on her talent witness till now.
10. Mannat Kashyap
Skill: Adding more value to India’s spin bowling department is a left-arm spinner, Mannat Kashyap. She took nine wickets in six matches while bowling brilliantly in the tournament. No wonder she is being called Mannat “the golden arm” Kashyap.
11. Archana Devi
Skill: Tall, has a strong-arm action, and can generate significant bounce off the pitch, that’s Archana Devi for you. She is U19 women’s cricket team’s first choice off-spinner and is also useful lower-order hitter with the ability to routinely clear the rope.
12. Parshavi Chopra
Skill: Parshavi, the team’s key leg-spinner and all-rounder who has turned heads on the field. She swept off 11 wickets in six matches with the variety of bowling variations at her disposal, including the flipper, which can be immensely important for picking wickets and stemming the run-flow.
13. Titas Sadhu
Skill: Known as the queen of bowling over, Titas Sadhu is a right-arm fast bowler. She is however, equally deadly with her bat and can be counted on for lower-order partnerships. In the winning match, it was Titas’s early wicket taking skills that helped India to dominate the game from the first over.
14. Falak Naz
Skill: Batting and bowling, Falak Naz is winning at both! She is a right arm medium fast bowler and middle order batsman. She started playing cricket at the age of 12 and her passion caught the eye of coach Ajay Yadav in 2015. He trained her free of cost and today she is the star of the country.
15. Shabnam Md Shakil
Skill: At just 15 years of age, this pace sensation Shabnam Md Shakil is clocking speeds of 110kph. Shabnam is a right-arm speedster who is the youngest in the U19 Indian women’s cricket team.
These incredible women cricketers are ruling our hearts and how! We are extremely proud of these ‘Women in Blue’ and how they have carved a path for the younger generation looking up at them.
Congratulations, team India!
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