Woman’s cricket has picked up in the last few years. It is slowly foraying into mainstream popular fan world. The ratings for woman’s games have also skyrocketed. The Indian woman’s team has also developed and taken good shape. The team has a good variety of core seniors and juniors. One such promising talent is Renuka Singh.
For long, the team has been carried by the likes of Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj. However, recently, we have new upcoming superstars such as Harmanpreet Kaur and Renuka Singh. These players are young, dynamic and rearing to go. Therefore, the game has become more thrilling for the fans.
Cricket at Commonwealth Games
Everyone is speaks about woman’s IPL and cricket at the world cup. However, woman’s cricket has already reached one multi-nation event which is the Commonwealth Games. This year’s games are being held in Birmingham, England. The Indian contingent is richly represented. However, there was some heart burn among the contingent because sports such as archery and shooting were removed from the games. These sports earn India plenty of medals and not having them dealt a body blow to our medals expectations.
Renuka Singh lights up the games
What was lost in other sports has been substituted with introduction of cricket. India entered the semi-finals of the games in style by thumping Barbados. The wrecker-in-chief was Renuka Singh.
India were asked to bat first and put up 160 runs in 20 overs. When the Windies team came to bat, the Indian bowlers absolutely blew them away. Pacer Renuka Singh wreaking havoc on the batters . The right-arm pacer bowled her full four-over and just conceded 10 runs. She picked up 4 wickets in her 4 overs.
The highlight of the wickets was when Renuka Singh bowled an incisive sharp in-swinger to Aaliyah Alleyne. Aaliyah did not know how to protect herself from this. Further, her instincts made her leave the delivery and the sharp swing was enough to bring the ball back in. It resulted in the stumps being plundered .
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