5 players who can help India Women to win the gold medal in CWG 2022

The India Women’s side led by Harmanpreet Kaur is set to play in the Commonwealth Games 2022 starting on July 28 in Birmingham.

Team India has joined Group A with other contenders being Australia, Barbados, and arch-rivals Pakistan. India will begin their quest for a maiden gold medal on July 29 against Meg Lanning’s Australia.

Team India looks solid and will indeed give their every possible effort to win a medal at that iconic event. A team full of star players, here are 5 of them who can catalyze India’s reach to a gold medal.

5 players who can help India bag a gold medal at CWG 2022-

#1 Harmanpreet Kaur-

One of the most experienced players in the team, Harmanpreet Kaur is one of a kind who can change the momentum of the game all on her own. Recently, in the white ball series against Sri Lanka, she amassed 75 runs and took one wicket as India clean-swept the series. She will look forward to leading the team by example and India it to the maiden gold medal.

#2 Shafali Verma

An explosive batter who loves to hit the ball out of the park whenever she plays and the most feared nightmare by the bowlers, Shafali Verma will be trying to don the powerplay like she always has. She is in amazing form as she was the highest run-getter (155 runs at an average of 77.5) in the recently concluded WODI against SL. She will try to put her best foot forward and maximize her powerplay at the most.

#3 Smriti Mandhana

The best in the business, the exceptional opener, who is making a positive impact in every format of the game, Smriti Mandhana has already slammed 14 half centuries in the shortest format of the game. One of the most talented players we have, Smriti Mandhana is only second to Mithali Raj in scoring the fastest 2000 runs by an Indian. She will be trying to make the utmost of the opportunity by showcasing her skills and piloting India’s chances to grab the medal.

#4 Jemimah Rodrigues

Bringing in an immense wealth of experience, Jemimah has proven to be a reliable middle-order batter for India across the limited overs. She lived up to her potential against SL in the T20I format and emerged as the second highest run-getter. Jemimah has had the experience of playing overseas leagues such as The Hundred, the Women’s Big Bash League, and the Women’s Super League. She will look to bring in her experience and stand onto the expectations yet again.

#5 Pooja Vastrakar

Standing out as the batter who led India to victory against Pakistan in the T20I world cup, otherwise known for her right arm medium fast bowling, Pooja Vastrakar has made a strong case for her to be named in the playing XI after polishing her batting skills. She possesses an outstanding ability to take wickets upfront and now also hit some runs. Recently, in the series against SL, she hit an unbeaten 21 and 56 in the ODIs. The 22-year-old will look to emulate her performances and take the team to their maiden medal.


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