- Feb 23, 2024
Cricket is back at the Commonwealth Games 2022 in the form of Women’s matches which are being played in the 20-20 format. This will be the maiden appearance of women’s cricket in the Commonwealth games. The women in blue will be hoping to go big and win a medal for the country. This will bring billions of smiles to the faces of the Indian public.
Indian women’s cricket team will be hoping for a slice of history when they begin their campaign at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham this month. Women’s T20 cricket is making its debut at the quadrennial event with India, Australia, and hosts England and New Zealand among the favorites to win medals.
India has been put in Group A alongside world champion Australia, Pakistan, and Barbados. A total of 16 T20s will be played during the event between July 29 and August 7 with Edgbaston playing host to all of them. India will take on Australia on July 29 in their opening clash of the campaign and Veda Krishnamurthy is backing them to make it at least to the finals.
“Harmanpreet and Smriti (Mandhana) are doing really well in handling the team. Harmanpreet showed her captaincy (skills) during the women’s IPL. She can (as a batter)single-handedly destroy any team on a given day. I am rooting for them to make it to the final at least,” she added.
“I have got complete faith in them that they (India) will do well. The passion is 100 folds when India and Pakistan are playing. You don’t care who is going to perform, all that matters is the victory. I heard the match is sold out. There will be a lot of emotions,” Veda said.
Further, Veda Krishhnamurthy backs Pooja Vastrakar to be the key for India and has full faith that she will deliver match-winning performances at the CWG 2022.
“Pooja Vastrakar has become an impact player,” Veda said. “She produces something (special) in crucial moments. She did well in Sri Lanka both with the bat and ball and has become a leader of the fast bowling attack in this team. Meghna Singh will be crucial as well if she makes it to the eleven. They’ve backed Renuka (Singh) as well. It’s just how they are going to come together and perform in high-intensity matches. Not to forget their (impressive) spin attack. Vastrakar will be a key factor,” she added.