Women’s World Cup
The short-format cricket tournament did gain massive viewership in such a short time. With just 3 hours for each match, people manage to watch a complete match. The Womens T20 World Cup 2023, which is going on in South Africa, is acquiring the interest of cricket fans from all over the world. There are ten teams in total, playing in the World Cup. Moreover, those teams have further two groups A and B, with five teams each. In Group A, we have Sri Lanka, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and Bangladesh. Whereas group B consists of India, Pakistan, England, West Indies, and Ireland.
Though each of the teams is giving their best to lift the winning title of ICC Womens T20 World Cup 2023. However, there are certain players’ performances that we must have a close look at. As those will be extremely entertaining to watch. Below are some of those entertaining players.
1. Shefali Verma (India)
Shefali Verma, the woman in blue, is an exceptional batter. With her performance in the U-19 world cup, the Indian Women’s team did manage to bring the winning trophy home. And, soon after that, she did play a crucial role in making India win in the Womens T20 World Cup 2023 matches so far.
Surprisingly, she acted like a boy to play cricket at her early age. However, we all know what this young player is achieving in the cricket world.
Moreover, she is the youngest player to score a half-century in International cricket. In addition, there is no young women cricket player other than her to play all three formats of cricket.
The style she follows to play did give her the name ‘Lady Sehwag’. Therefore, you can imagine the aggressive shots we can see while watching her in the World Cup tournament.
2. Alice Capsey (England)
Here is another young player of Womens T20 World Cup 2023, who did make her debut in International cricket just last summer. 18-year-old, Alice Capsey, is one of the best all-rounders on the team. In fact, during the Commonwealth Games, she did score the maximum runs out of the whole England women’s team.
Sadly, there was an injury in December, when the team did play against the West Indies. Alice’s collarbone was broken. Therefore, to compete against Australia, the England team needs this young all-rounder to be 100% fit. It would be epic to watch Alice Capsey play.
3. Kim Garth (Australia)
The defending champion of Womens T20 World Cup 2023 definitely has an impressive combination of players in the squad. Out of those, Kim Garth, who did make her debut in international cricket at the age of 14 can be of great use if gets the opportunity. Though she was playing for Ireland at that time, in the year 2010. Kim was vice-captain of the very same team for a fair amount of time. Moreover, during the year 2021, she was given the title of “Ireland Cricketer of the decade.”
Post that, Australia has her in the squad, but not in playing eleven. Though, if she gets the chance, it would be great to watch this well-experienced player.
4. Nida Dar (Pakistan)
Let us talk about a player who is 36 years old and still leaving an imprint on this fast pace cricket. Nida Dar is an off-spin bowler from Pakistan. You can look at how impressive her bowling is by the fact that Nida Dar was Pakistan’s Player of the tournament in the T20 World Cup of 2018.
Moreover, she is so close to breaking the record for maximum T20 wickets. The current record holder is Anisa Mohammad of West Indies with 125 wickets.
The name ‘Lady Boom Boom’ given to Nida, definitely shows her great ability not only with bowling but batting too.
5. Marizanne Kapp (South Africa)
Here is another all-rounder to keep watch on in the Womens T20 World Cup 2023. Marizanne Kapp is 33 years old, who did score 203 runs in the Women’s ODI World Cup. In addition, she did manage to take 12 wickets too, in the very same tournament.
Moreover, Marizanne is the player who can lead the South African team to the top in the group where they have teams like New Zealand and Australia.
In the end…
In the end, we can definitely say that all teams’ performances will be quite entertaining to watch. However, there are always a few favorite players with exceptional records. Fans love to watch them play. Therefore, the above are a few of them.
In addition, the tournament is halfway through. The first stage will end in five days. With each day, the intensity keeps on increasing. Hope the best team wins.