After a scintillating performance in the semi finals where Indian women beat Australia to make a place in the finals, we are feeling as if we have already won. If you were lucky enough, you would have caught the match. Indian women are rising strong and rising higher than ever before in International cricket. This team of our starlets don’t care about who they are playing against, they don’t care what people are saying, they know and they care about just one thing, and that is winning.
On the 20th of July Indian women beat Australia, a six times world champion, by 36 runs and what a marvelous match it was. That day Harmanpreet Kaur walked in on the pitch as a batsman and left like a legend. Out of the mammoth score of 281 for 4 in 42 overs, 171 were made by Harmanpreet. From a team trying to make it’s way to the end of every match, Indian women’s cricket team has risen to a place where their is nothing ‘ladylike’ left in their game.
Now it’s time for India to alter history and to play against England in their home land. On Sunday in the Lord’s Stadium of London India will once again play and we are keeping our fingers crossed. In the year 2005 Indian women secured a place for themselves in the world cup finals but their missed on the title. This year it is different and we know that our team is a storm.
“It isn’t going to be easy for England,” promised India captain Mithali Raj. “Everybody will be glued to the television on Sunday,” she as she recalled how India’s 98-run defeat by Australia in the 2005 final was not even broadcast. She says,” If we can pull it off, there will be nothing like it. It will help the future of women’s cricket.”
The match on Sunday will be tough for both the teams. India has already defeated England in the beginning of the series and England has improved their performance by scales in the series.
We wish India all the luck for the finals and we hope that history gets created. Stick to your TV sets tomorrow at 3 to catch the legendary match.