Team India made a memorable performance and won the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup title. The Indian team defeated England by 7 wickets in the final match at Potchefstroom, South Africa, on Sunday. With this victory, the Indian women’s team’s dream of winning the World Cup title was fulfilled. Earlier, India’s senior or junior women’s team had never won the title.
Captain Shefali Verma led the team from the front, while vice-captain Shweta Sehrawat also showed an explosion with the bat. Let’s know about those 15 players who were part of this champion team.
- Shefali Verma- Captain Shefali Verma showed excellent performance with both ball and bat in this tournament. Shefali from Rohtak Haryana specializes in dangerous batting like Virender Sehwag. Shefali is also a part of Team India in the next month’s T20 World Cup.
- Shweta Sehrawat- Delhi resident Shweta Sehrawat was the highest run-scorer in this tournament. Shweta, the team’s vice-captain, scored 297 runs in seven matches at an amazing average of 99, including three half-centuries.
- Soumya Tiwari – Middle-order batter Soumya Tiwari played a valuable inning of 24 not out in the final match. Soumya, born in Bhopal, is a big fan of Team India’s former captain Virat Kohli. Saumya admires Virat Kohli a lot, due to which her teammates call her ‘Apni Virat’.
- Gongadi Trisha – Gongadi Trisha scored a worthwhile 24 runs in the final match. Trisha was born in Badrachalam, Telangana. Trisha can also bowl leg-spin with a round-arm action. Gongadi Trisha’s father had left his job to make his daughter’s cricket career and shifted to Hyderabad.
- Richa Ghosh- Wicketkeeper batter Richa Ghosh made her place in the senior team at the age of 16. Richa holds the record for the fastest fifty in Women’s ODI for India. Richa, a resident of Siliguri, also played some explosive innings in the T20 series against Australia.
- Hrishita Basu- Like Richa Ghosh, Harshita Basu is also a wicketkeeper and can score fast runs coming down the order. The scoop shot is one of Harshita Basu’s favourite shots. Born in Howrah, Harshita Basu remains very active on the field and is technically strong.
- Titas Sadhu – Titas Sadhu was the player of the match by taking two wickets in the final. Titas Sadhu is being called the future of the Indian team. Coming from West Bengal, Titas Sadhu can swing and bounce the ball like veteran bowler Jhulan Goswami.
- Mannat Kashyap- Mannat Kashyap took 9 wickets in 6 matches at an average of 10.33. Born in Patiala, Mannat Kashyap played cricket mostly with boys in her childhood. Her cousin Nupur Kashyap is also a state-level player.
- Archana Devi- Archana Devi participated in all seven matches; during this, she took eight wickets. Archana’s cricketing journey has been challenging. Archana’s mother has worked as a labourer in other’s fields. While Archana’s brother and father have left the world.
- Parshavi Chopra- Right-arm leg-spinner Parshvi Chopra was the highest wicket-taker for India in this tournament. Parshvi took 11 wickets in 6 matches at an average of seven. Australia’s Maggie Clark took more wickets than Parshvi in the entire tournament. Parshvi first wanted to do skating, but she decided to become a cricketer at her father’s command.
- Sonam Yadav- Sonam, a left-arm spinner, blends her pace and takes the batters off the flight. Sonam Yadav’s father is a labourer from Firozabad.
- Sopdandhi Yashashri – Sopdandhi Yashashree was included in the squad after Hurley Gala was injured. Sopdandhi Yashashree played only one match in this tournament which was against Scotland. Sopdandhi Yashashree is a right-arm medium pacer representing Hyderabad in domestic cricket.
- Falak Naz- Fast bowler Falak Naz’s action is skiddy, and she is not as tall as other fast bowlers in his team. But Falak’s length and line remain accurate, so she manages to take wickets. It is a different matter that Falak could not play even a single match in this tournament.
- Shabnam MD- Right-arm fast bowler Shabnam bowled with a tremendous run-up and high-arm action. Born in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, Shabnam is accurate from the start with the new ball and swings the ball both ways. Shabnam got a chance to play only two matches in this tournament.
- Sonia Mendhiya- Sonia Mendhiya, who plays domestic cricket for Haryana, is an off-spinner and right-handed batsman. She bats in the lower middle order with a good strike rate and can restrict run rate in the middle overs. Sonia played a total of four matches in the T20 World Cup.