The upcoming commonwealth games which will start on 28th July in Birmingham, England. India is in group A with Pakistan, Australia, and Barbados. India is one of the favorites to win the gold medal and the Indian team is also quite strong Cricket is back in the commonwealth after many years and India will put a strong contest for any team. So, in this article, we will look at 5 Indian women cricketers to watch out for in the Commonwealth games.
#5 Pooja Vastrakar
22-year-old Pooja Vastrakar is one of the best all-rounders on the Indian team. Pooja made her position confirmed in the Indian team when he played a match-winning knock against Pakistan in World Cup. She is a right-arm fast bowler and also a reliable middle-order batsman.
#4 Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma is one of the most explosive batsmen in world cricket at present. 18-year-old Verma is a very talented batsman. She made her name after the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Shafail is capable of playing big shorts willingly and she will be responsible to give a good start to team India.
#3 Jemimah Rodrigues
Jemimah Rodrigues is a very reliable middle-order batsman. She is coming to the commonwealth games with a very decent form. She was looking good in the Women’s T20 Challenge and in the Sri Lanka series she was the second highest run scorer.
#2 Smriti Mandhana
Smriti Mandhana is the best opener in the world right now. She is one of the finest cricketers of this generation. 26-year-old Mandhana is the second fastest Indian batsman to score 2000 T20I runs. She played a 94 runs innings knock against Sri Lanka in the last ODI.
#1 Harmanpreet Kaur
Indian Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur will be one of the most experienced players in the tournament. 33-year-old Harman Preet Kaur will play a very important role for team India as an all-rounder. She is an all-rounder and she is capable of doing anything on the field. She will be the highlight of the team both as a player and as a captain.