India qualify for their maiden final of Women’s T20 World Cup, let’s praise our girls

So far so good for the Indian women’s cricket team. Powered by a good batting and bowling side, nurtured by the skipper Harmanpreet Kaur, The Indian women’s cricket team has qualified for their maiden final at the Women’s T20 World Cup on Thursday after rain washed out the semi-final match played against England at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

India will fight with the winner of the second semi-final that will be played between Australia and South Africa in the final. Harmanpreet Kaur-led India had topped Group A without losing any match. That is the reason why India successfully booked a place in the finals.

Interestingly, the Indian women’s team managed to make an entry for the finals with four wins out of four games. Indian women team entered the final without a ball being bowled at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

“Frustrating, didn’t want the World Cup to end this way but not much you can do about this. Would have been good to have a reserve day perhaps. That loss to South Africa cost us. Not really, we expected to reach the semi-finals and that we did. Undone by the weather,” England captain Heather Knight said after the game was called off.

“It is unfortunate not to get a game due to the weather. But that’s how the rules go. In future, it would be nice to have a reserve day. From day one, we knew that we have to win all the games because if in case we don’t get any play in the semifinals, it will be hard for us,” India captain Harmanpreet Kaur said.

The final match will be played at the same venue from 13.30 PM IST. If it rains in the second semi-final match which will be played between South Africa and Australia, it will be good for South Africa as it is the topper of Group B and South Africa will lock horns with India. 

Indian men cricket team captain Virat Kohli, on the other hand, is full of praises for Indian women’s cricket team and congratulated them.

“Congratulations to the Indian Women’s team on qualifying for the @T20WorldCup final. We are proud of you girls and wish you all the luck for the finals,” tweeted Kohli.

Another sensational player, KL Rahul, also congratulated the Women’s team and wished them good luck.

Many other cricketers and celebrities congratulated Indian women cricketers for qualifying for their maiden final in Women’s T20 World Cup. Twitter flooded with wishes for Indian women cricket players.

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