Indian women’s team showed their class in the 2022 World Cup despite being knocked out of the tournament. However, it was a bitter-sweet journey for the women’s team as they were crashed out in the quarter-finals after losing to South Africa.
Winning and losing are a part of life. Our Women’s Cricket Team at #CWC22 gave their best.— P C Mohan (@PCMohanMP) March 27, 2022
Rise of Indian women's cricket in the past few years has been phenomenal and that is what matters.
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The women’s team started the tournament in a splendid fashion, first seeing off Pakistan in the opening match but were quickly humbled by New Zealand.
Their third match was against the West Indies, which India played brilliantly, securing its second win of the tournament. What followed after this was an embarrassment for team India as they lost consecutive games against England and Australia, who proved too much for the team India.
The next match was against Bangladesh, which was a do-or-die situation for team India, and the team replied convincingly and maintained a positive NRR. It all came down to the last match against South Africa.
The winner between these two teams will go to the semi-final. India gave a decent 277 run target, but South Africa’s Mignon du Preez took things into her own hands and changed the scenario of the match as South Africa sent India packing out of the tournament.
As the India team is out of the tournament, we analyze their performance in Cricket World Cup 2022.
Deepti Sharma to du Preez, no ball, It's Harman once again and du Preez has holed out, have they changed strike? This was tossed up on off and du Preez saw the chance to hit the winning boundary, was looking to loft it wide of long-on, but she dragged it high and pic.twitter.com/wc5QDLUiHF— Live Cricket Master Updater (@MohsinM55415496) March 27, 2022
Deepti Sharma (All-rounder)
Deepti Sharma gave her everything in the entire tournament; her game was full of thrill and excitement. However, she had a disappointing World Cup taking only two wickets and scoring 62 runs, and on top of that, her no-ball in the last over cost India the World Cup.
Harmanpreet Kaur (All-rounder)
Harmanpreet Kaur had an exceptional tournament as she showed her expertise during batting, scoring an excellent 318 runs in the entire tournament and ranked sixth among the top batters in the 2022 World Cup. Although she could only pick 2 wickets with the ball, her batting definitely stood out.
Harmanpreet Kaur in this World Cup:— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) March 27, 2022
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Jhulan Goswami (All-rounder)
The Indian bowler had a mediocre playing time as she accumulated only seven wickets and played only six matches, and in batting, she scored 45 runs. Regardless, she proved her worth when she had a chance.
Meghna Singh (Bowler)
Had a pretty eventful tournament as she attained only six wickets and was moderate overall.
Mithali Raj (Batter)
For the first time, the Indian women’s team’s distinguished batter didn’t live up to her expectation and played under pressure. Mithali Raj managed to make only 182 runs.
Pooja Vastrakar (Bowler)
Pooja displayed her bowling skills and acquired 10 wickets. She was a crucial bowler in this competition, helping India in the bowling department.
Rajeshwari Gayakwad (Bowler)
Rajeshwari Gayakwad was exceptional alongside Pooja Vastrakar. They both were pivotal players for the Indian team in the bowling section. And both have taken the same amount of wickets, but Rajeshwari overtakes Pooja with an extra wicket. Rating 8/10.
Sneh Rana (All-rounder)
Senha Rana joins Pooja and Rajeshwari in the bowling department as they were the decisive bowlers spearheading India’s bowling department. Sneha grabbed ten wickets overall and was brilliant in the batting section as well, scoring 101 runs.
Poonam Yadav (Bowler)
Poonam Yadav couldn’t influence the game with her bowling as she took only one wicket.
Shafali Verma (Batter)
he had her fair share in this World Cup and notched up only 107 runs, featuring in only four games.
Smriti Mandhana (batter)
She was the game changer and she exerted her dominance in the tournament with her batting skills and scored a spectacular 327 runs in the competition.
Richa Ghosh (batter)
Poor performance in the competitions and scored only 81 runs in seven games.
Yastika Bhatia (Batter)
Her performance was up to par, she helped the team in the batting department by scoring 178 runs in six games.
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