Indian men’s national cricket team is one of the strongest cricket teams in international cricket at present. The team has set the cricket culture in the country after maintaining the popularity for a long time along with consistent growth.
The Indian men’s team has inspired the growth of the Indian Women’s national cricket team. Now, the Indian Women’s team is also impressing in Women’s international cricket with consistent improving performances. Though they haven’t won any major trophies yet, they are becoming consistent in the big tournaments and playing the semi-finals and finals.
Here we are talking about the five Indian Women’s cricketers and their counterparts in the Indian men’s national cricket team.
Shafali Verma-Virender Sehwag
When we talk about the former Indian opening batsman Virender Sehwag, the first thing comes in our mind is the fearless batting from the first ball of the match. In a very short time in the international career, the teenager Indian Women’s opening batter Shafali Verma has earned similar attention for her aggressive batting.
Shafali hugely impressed in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 where the 16-year-old right-handed batter was the highest run-scorer (163 runs) for India Women. Not only she had the highest strike-rate (158.25) in that tournament (among the batters who at least played two innings in that tournament), but she is also maintaining the highest strike-rate (146.24) in Women’s T20I history where the batter played at least 15 Women T20I innings.
Youngster Shafali has played 19 Women’s T20Is while she hasn’t made her Women’s ODI debut yet. The country is dreaming high about Shafali who became the no.1-ranked batter in the ICC Women’s T20I batting rankings for the sometimes during the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020.