Former Indian batting coach, Sanjay Bangar heaps praise on the sensational batter, Shafali Verma. The Indian batswoman has currently been impeccable with the bat in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The 16-years-old prodigy born has recently topped in the recently revised ICC T20I women’s rankings.
The young woman cricketer has turned all heads as Shafali turns out to be the constant run-scorer in the Women’s T20 cricket. The remarkable batter Shafali has been impeccable with the bat against both, the pace and spinner attack.
Shafali has been able to find boundaries even when batting against a tough competitor like Australia.
From India, the right-handed batswoman has been the only one — to hit six as India Women’s cricket begun the tournament. Shafali scored a stunning 15-ball 29 studded with a total of six boundaries.
Sanjay Bangar lauds Shafali Verma for bringing new perspective in Women’s T20I:
After the remarkable spirits by India, the Harmanpreet Kaur-led team has finally entered the grand finale of the ICC Women’s T20 world cup. The anticipated summit clash will be played between India Women’s and Australia Women’s on March 8th.
Shafali will play the key role in India’s batting order as the team goes head-on against Australia. The former batting coach of India Men’s cricket team, Bangar has lauded the young batter for her versatility. Ahead of the final game on Sunday, Bangar lauded Shafali for bringing a “fresh perspective” in the Women’s T20I.
“Shafali has been able to do that, and she scores all around the park—that is one quality which not many people have. It is brilliant that we have unearthed such a talent and it has only taken the load off, or provided a fresh perspective to how T20 needs to be played by women cricketers,” said the 47-year-old batting coach.
In the on-going tournament, Shafali has bagged a total of 161 runs while averaging above 40 without even scoring a single half-century.
Meanwhile, Bangar who had previously represented India went on to add that the squad depth of India has been one of the major reasons behind the successful campaign for the T20 World Cup of the team.
He added, “They have been fabulous. Winning four league games out of the four they had to play and the manner in which they won… there is new and young talent emerging which is also performing for the team. Getting to this stage without a big performance from someone like Smriti Mandhana or Harmanpreet Kaur shows the depth which the team possesses. Also, going Down Under and spinners dominating for the Indian team has been a great sign—that has been our area of strength.”
Harmanpreet & Co. will charge against the defending champions, Australia on Sunday in the summit clash scheduled to take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.