With the inaugural edition of the under-19 women’s world cup just concluded the cricketing world would like to move their attention from the juniors to the seniors as the eighth edition of the Women’s T20 World Cup is about to undergo live.
Ten teams will be competing for the title on the same soil that hosted the under 19 Women’s World Cup.
With stakes so high players seem to be in readiness for taking on each other but let’s put light on the young guns who look excited to make this world cup a remarkable one. With quite a few teams going with fresh faces we expect a lot of emerging talent to be seen in this edition.
Ireland’s side having an average age of just 24 makes them one of the youngest squads to feature in this edition. With Laura Delany leading the team, the team consist of two aggressive openers Gaby Lewis & Amy Hunter. They both can be as different as chalk and cheese, Lewis being an explosive & aggressive batter on the other hand Amy would just take the right amount of time to settle and keep the score board moving.
Putting these together can make the perfect balance for the Irish women’s with the skipper Laura herself being the backbone of this batting unit, her steady and calm approach will be crucial in the middle order. We’ll have to wait and see what do the Irish in the hat this time.
One just cannot ignore these two when talking about young talents, world cup winners and guess what they are still in their teens. Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh, these two have now become a household name in the country.
After bringing the U-19 women’s T20 world cup home the girls will be eyeing the senior trophy and would like to clinch the feat Shefali missed in 2020 in Australia. T20 suits them best without a doubt, their attacking and big hitting abilities are a perfect fit for the format. With both of them being in superb form they would like to make full use of it helping the women in blue clinch the title this year.
A prodigy from the Jamaican island, Rashada Williams would like to announce herself on the global stage. Still considered as uncooked for the highest level, Rashada will have the opportunity show her calibre. The West Indian has an aggressive batting style and likes playing slog hits, you can sense this young girl is not afraid to risks. Her role will be crucial in the Caribbean batting line up.
Imagine being 19 and having your name in the fastest women’s bowlers list in the world.
That said, Darcie Brown from Australia is a power packed package of pace, swing and length. The Aussie speedster has been consistently performing in the domestic circuit and gained the national call in 2020. It will be exciting to see her bowl with that pace and how she performs with ball. Brown makes good use of the short ball and South African wickets can provide decent help to her. There’s less doubt in saying her addition to the side has strengthened the Aussie bowling.
This T20 World Cup 2023 promises to be a platform for these young guns to showcase their talent, with stakes being high these young women will have a responsibility on their shoulders and only time can tell who’s going to shine.