U-19 World Cup: Team India is a step away… Mithali and Harmanpreet can’t do it… Will Shefali cross the final line?

ICC U-19 Women World Cup Final Preview: ICC organized the Under-19 Women’s World Cup for the first time. Today the final match will be played between India vs England.

Under the captaincy of Shefali Verma, Team India is just one step away from creating history. The Indian women’s team reached the final after defeating New Zealand in the first-ever ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup. Team India will face England on Sunday for this title match. Shefali Sena will make all efforts to win this match. So far no Indian women’s team has won the World Cup. If the team succeeds in doing so under Shefali’s captaincy, it will be the country’s first World Cup in the women’s category.

Shefali, who has been part of two World Cups and one Commonwealth Games final with the senior team, will want to return home with the Under-19 World Cup trophy. The senior team reached the final three times in the World Cup but failed to cross the final barrier even once. In 2005 India won by 98 runs against Australia and in 2017 against England by nine runs. Mithali Raj acted as the captain both these times. Team India led by Harmanpreet Kaur lost to Australia by 85 runs in the 2020 final.

Should Shefali have missed the opportunity?

The young skipper from Rohtak was a member of the team that won two World Cups as well as a silver medal at last year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games. With this, she is determined not to let this opportunity slip away from her hands. Shefali, who turns 19 on Saturday during the final, is looking to give the country a birthday gift.

This is the final journey of Team India..

In the semi-finals, India won by eight wickets against New Zealand. In this match, the Indian bowlers limited the opposing team to 107 runs for nine wickets. Leg-spinner Parshvi Chopra took three wickets for 20 runs, while Shefali conceded just four runs in her four overs and took one wicket. Shweta Sehrawat scored an unbeaten 61 as India chased down the target in 14.2 overs. The team management is hoping that Parshvi and Shweta will also show similar performances.

England is strong..

India will face a strong England who have won all the four matches played and are at the top of the Super Six group. A poor batting against Australia in the semi-finals saw England collapse for 99 in 19.5 overs. But thanks to some brilliant bowling, Australia were restricted to 96 runs and reached the final. In this, her leg spinner Hannah Bakers performed brilliantly and took 3 wickets for 10 runs in four overs. Captain Grace Scrivens took two wickets for eight runs in 3.4 overs.

Both teams..

Team India:

Shefali Verma (captain), Shweta Sahrawat, Gongdi Trisha, Soumya Tiwari, Sonia Mehdia, Richa Ghosh, Rishita Basu, Titas Sadhu, Mannath Kashyap, Parshvi Chopra, Sonam Yadav, Shabnam, Falak Naz, Sopdhandhi.


Grace Scrivens, Ellie Anderson, Hannah Baker, Josie Groves, Liberty Heap, Niamh Holland, Ryanna McDonald-Gay, Emma Marlowe, Charis Pawley, Davina Perrin, Lizzie Scott, Seren Smale, Sophia Smale, Alexa Stonehouse.

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