The teenage sensation, Shafali Verma, who is the highest scorer for India’s women cricket team in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020, has got the praise from none other than speedster Brett Lee. Former Australian cricketer tagged her as the fearless cricketer and believes that she has the power to change the game for India.
Shafali has given a compelling start to the team in every group stage match. She has scored 161 runs at a staggering strike rate of 161.00. As of now, she is the third-highest scorer in the ongoing tournament, with her highest score being 47 against Sri Lanka.
Although she hasn’t reached 50 yet, Lee believes she can be a worrying factor for the opposition in the mega event.
“Shafali Verma has been excellent at the top of the order, she’s brought fearless energy to India’s batting and been brilliant to watch. You feel she can go even bigger as well – she hasn’t reached 50 yet, which is both exciting for those watching and worrying for the bowlers,” International Cricket Council (ICC) quoted Lee as saying.
As the team has entered the semi-finals, the side will be trying to make their first finals. But the concerning factor for India is that their captain Harmanpreet Kaur is out of form.
Shafali is the only one who has been constantly scoring runs for India.
Shafali Verma can be the match-winner:
Former Australian pacer said the 16-year-old is the match-winner for India. She very well knows how to take off the pressure from the team and score runs when other batters are having a bad day.
Besides, Lee also labels Poonam Yadav as the match-winner.
“They’ve combined match-winners in Shafali Verma and Poonam Yadav with consistent players with both bat and ball. We have always known they have some of the best players in the world but now Harmanpreet Kaur has a team around her that can support the big players, and fill in the gaps when they have an off day,” he added.
Meanwhile, India for the second consecutive time entered in the semi-finals of the mega event. Seeing their performance so far in the tournament, they will be positive to lift their maiden title.