Her job accomplished, Shafali Verma stayed again on the Shaheed Veer Narayan Stadium on Tuesday afternoon to observe the day’s second match of the Senior Girls’s T20 Challenger Trophy. She had hammered a 52-ball 91 not out to steer India-A to a nine-wicket victory towards India-B.
The teenaged India opener, who has gained followers the cricketing world over along with her aggressive batting, was keenly watching India-C and India-D battle it out on the imposing, however nearly empty, stadium. She appeared to have loved watching one other opener making a 90-odd rating.
Yastika Bhatia was stranded on 99 not out. It turned out she didn’t get the ball-counting proper. She received nearly all the pieces else proper, although. Particularly, her shot-selection and the way in which she paced her innings.
The innings by Yastika and Shafali have stood out on this event, which has two extra round-robin matches to be performed earlier than Saturday’s ultimate. However these two are acquainted gamers whom the potential Girls’s IPL franchises could have already got thought-about.
With 56 of India’s best gamers right here — star batters Smriti Mandhana and Harmanpreet Kaur and spinner Radha Yadav are the one ones lacking — the Girls’s IPL groups couldn’t have hoped for a much bigger showcase. Earlier than that, there may be the Girls’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, to be held in February. To not point out the five-match sequence towards Australia subsequent month.
So uncapped gamers like Anjali Sarvani, Shraddha Pokharkar, Sahana Pawar, Shreyanka Patil, Shivali Shinde and Jasia Akhter, these eager to make a comeback into the nationwide workforce like Shikha Pandey and Nuzhat Parween needs to be pretty happy with their efforts right here to this point. They, and the others, might be eager to make one of the best out of the remainder of the event.
On Thursday, India-A takes on India-D which has gained each its matches to nearly guarantee a spot within the ultimate, and India-B meets India-C which is in search of its first win.