Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
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Richa Ghosh: ‘Never thought it will happen so fast’

Richa Ghosh: ‘Never thought it will happen so fast’

It is actually a mix of experience so it is good for us in T20.

India spinner Poonam Yadav, who bagged the best global cricketer honour at BCCI Annual Awards, said that the team wants to "reach the ICC T20 World Cup final and bring the trophy home". Uncapped player Ghosh was compensated for their outstanding overall performance within the recently held Women's Challenger Trophy. It was, therefore, no surprise when the selectors picked a spin-heavy bowling attack in the squad for the ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia, starting on February 21.

One of the options is the current two-tier format used in the T20 World Cup with lower-ranked teams playing the qualifiers to reach the main draw which includes the top countries.

The Hemlata Kala-lead all-India women's selection committee also announced a 16-member squad for a tri-series in Australia prior to the T20 World Cup.

The report claimed that one option is for all 20 teams to enter at the same stage which means that a simple format of four groups of five teams each could be used.


"Many of our senior players are household names in T20 tournaments in Australia and England and they will set the tone for the rest of the team", the former South Africa captain added. As Hemlatha madam mentioned, we have Richa, who did well in the Challenger Trophy and domestic cricket, so we will stick to our best XI. "Before the World Cup, we will be able to decide our best XI". "The players we have at our disposal are some of the best and most promising players in women's cricket globally and we will make sure that we give them the best tools to succeed on this big stage", he said.

"I think that experience will definitely help, and we know how the wickets are over there", said the skipper, who has played for Sydney Thunders in WBBL.

"He is a very experienced cricketer and now he is coaching us".

The International Cricket Council is considering expanding the T20 World Cup from 16 to 20 teams from the 2023-31 cycle.

India squad: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana (vice-captain), Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Veda Krishnamurthy, Richa Ghosh, Tania Bhatia (wicket-keeper), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Shikha Pandey, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy.

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