Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 Starting on Friday (February 10) in Cape Town. The first match will be played between South Africa and Sri Lanka. The third match of the tournament will be played between India Women vs Pakistan Women. The big news is coming out before the start of this match. Indian team’s vice-captain Smriti Mandhana was injured during the practice match. Meanwhile, her fingers were injured. She still hasn’t recovered from it. In this case, she is likely to miss the first match against Pakistan on Sunday (February 12).
Smriti Mandhana injured
Before the Womens T20 World Cup 2023 (Womens T20 World Cup 2023) the warm-up matches were played. In one of those matches, Smriti Mandhana was injured while fielding while playing against Australia. According to media reports, she suffered the injury during a practice match. However, if she is out of the World Cup, it is not yet known whether she will be able to play. However, it is being said that she will not be able to play against Pakistan.
In the warm-up match against Australia, Smriti Mandhana came in to bat at number three. At that time she could only play 3 balls. Mandhana could not open the account in that match either. India lost that match. Chasing the challenge of 129 runs set by Australia, the Indian team was bowled out for just 85 runs. Also, Smriti could not play in the second warm-up match against Bangladesh. India defeated Bangladesh by 52 runs in the second warm-up match.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur also suffered a shoulder injury in the final match of the tri-series against South Africa last week. She said after the final that she will recover after rest. The Indian team has been placed in the second group along with Pakistan, England, West Indies and Ireland in the World Cup. (womens t20 world cup 2023 smriti mandhana doubtful for pakistan match)
Indian Women’s Team Schedule for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup-
February 12- India Women vs Pakistan Women- 6.30 pm
February 15- India Women vs West Indies Women- 6.30 pm
February 18 – India Women vs England Women – 6.30 pm
February 20 – India Women vs Ireland Women – 6.30 pm
Indian Women’s Association-
Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia, Richa Ghosh, Jemima Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Devika Vaidya, Radha Yadav, Renuka Thakur, Anjali Sarwani, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gaikwad and Shikha Pandey.
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