BAN-W vs IND-W :- Updates
BAN-W vs IND-W : After experiencing a heart-wrenching semifinal defeat against Australia in the Women’s T20 World Cup 2023. Harmanpreet Kaur’s India Women return to the field of action with renewed determination. Eager to bounce back. the Women in Blue embark on a three-match T20I series against Bangladesh women. kick-starting their preparations for the upcoming 20-over World Cup in 2024. Adding a fresh twist to their new assignment. Further, The Indian team grants debut caps to a couple of talented women players for the opening match against Bangladesh.
Further, Making history is Minnu Mani, as she proudly becomes the first woman cricketer from Kerala to represent the Indian national team. However, Hailing from the modest village of Choyimoola, Wayanad, Mani emerges from humble beginnings. Her father, Mani CK, toils as a daily wage labourer. While her mother, Vasantha, takes care of the household chores.
Moreover, Prior to this milestone, Mani showcased her skills in the Women’s Premier League (WPL) tournament’s inaugural edition in 2023. Donning the Delhi Capitals’ jersey. Garnering attention, she secured a notable contract worth Rs 30 lakh. Known for her versatility as an all-rounder, Mani impresses with her right-arm offspin. In the WPL 2023, she participated in three matches for DC Women. facing off against MI Women, GG Women, and MI Women once again. In the domestic arena, Mani proudly represents her home state, Kerala Women.
Minnu Mani makes Kerala proud as the first woman to represent India
Meanwhile, joining the ranks of debuting players is Bareddy Anusha, a captivating addition to Harmanpreet’s team. Hailing from Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh, Anusha, a talented 20-year-old left-arm spinner, earns her maiden appearance for the Indian team. However, Previously, she showcased her prowess as part of the India A Women’s squad. Contributing to their victory in the ACC Women’s Emerging Teams Cup. Anusha seized the opportunity to play against Hong Kong and made a notable impact. Within the domestic circuit, the spirited 20-year-old regularly represents the Andhra Women’s team.
However, The Bangladesh Women’s Playing XI enters the field once the stage has been set, with Nigar Sultana serving as captain and wicketkeeper. Alongside her, the lineup includes the experienced Salma Khatun, the promising Shamima Sultana. The determined Nahida Akter, the resilient Ritu Moni, the dynamic Shorna Akter, the talented Marufa Akter. The spirited Sobhana Mostary, the skilled Shathi Rani, the consistent Sultana Khatun, and the tenacious Rabeya Khan.