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5 players than can help India win the Women’s World T20

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1.76K   //    09 Nov 2018, 10:42 IST

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Women cricket's biggest extravaganza ICC Women's World T20 is all set to enthral the cricket enthusiasts as defending champions West Indies gear up to host the sixth edition of the biannual international championship, starting November 9, 2018. Hosts and defending champions West Indies will once again be the ones to beat as they bid to become only the second team to hold on their title. Australia, the most successful side in the world in T20Is, on the other hand, will be looking to assert their dominance.

India, hosts of the last edition, failed to make the semis the last time and will be keen to show the world what they are capable off as will be the other participating teams. India is placed in Group B along with Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan and Ireland in the 10-team event. India will begin their campaign against New Zealand in Guyana on November 9, followed by matches against arch-rivals Pakistan (November 11), Ireland (November 15) and Australia (November 17). It would also be the first big tournament for the Indian eves under the newly-appointed head coach Ramesh Powar.

The Indian team will be led by skipper Harmapnreet Singh, will be dependent on their solid batting line-up comprising of the captain herself, along with Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana, to give them a solid start in the tournament. Let us take a look at 5 players that can help India clinch its maiden Women’s World T20 title in the West Indies. 

#1 Jemima Rodrigues

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Jemima Rodrigues is the future star of Indian cricket. The Mumbai-based teenage sensation Jemimah Rodrigues has cemented her position in the Indian camp in a very short span of time. Jemima drew heavy praise from former England captain Nasser Hussain who was left in awe by her batting.

The talented middle-order bat from Mumbai has proved to be a match-winner on many occasions. Jemimah has scored 334 runs in just 10 innings at T20I level. Not only has she been consistent with the bat but she has scored all those runs at an impressive strike rate of 137.14. Along with Harmanpreet, Jemima will be tasked with scoring some quick runs in the death overs.

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