Shafali Verma, from India, guided her team to victory in the Under-19 World Cup at the end of January. The 19-year-old hitter is back in South Africa in less than two weeks to support India’s effort to win the women’s T20.
She used to play by pretending to be a boy as a child, but ever since she made it to the senior women’s game, nobody can stop her. Youngest player for India in all three formats, youngest player to achieve 50 points, which she did in her first series against the West Indies.
Although she has earned the moniker “Lady Sehwag” after explosive Indian men’s opener Virender Sehwag thanks to her aggressive batting style, Sachin Tendulkar’s hitting motivated her to take up the sport when she was just nine years old.
Prior to the 2020 tournament, when India finished second to Australia, Verma held the top spot among T20 batters worldwide. She has already participated in 51 T20Is and amassed more than 1200 runs at a remarkable strike rate of 134.5.
Alice Capsey, UK cricket The 18-year-old all-rounder Alice Capsey must continue and even surpass her already impressive growth if England is to defeat reigning champions Australia.
She broke her collarbone on England’s tour of the West Indies in December, so they must first get her in shape. But the batting all-rounder will be essential if she is performing at her peak.
She made her international debut last summer, and at the Commonwealth Games, she led England in scoring. She has won The Hundred twice with Oval Invincibles and played for Melbourne Stars in the Australian women’s Big Bash.
Australia’s Kim Garth
Australia’s Kim Garth made her international debut in an ODI match against New Zealand in 2010 at the age of 14. But she did that while wearing the green of her native Ireland, where she also served as vice captain and won a total of 114 caps.
When she won the 2021 Ireland Cricketer of the Decade award, she had already made the decision to pursue a professional career in Australia.
It succeeded. The 26-year-old all-rounder performed well enough to earn a spot in her new nation, where she made her T20 debut in Mumbai in December.
current champions Garth’s prospects may be limited because Australia’s team is loaded with well-known athletes. But if she does get some time in the spotlight, you can count on her to seize it. She will, however, be pleased that Ireland is in the opposing group.
Nida Dar, a 36-year-old Pakistani off-spinner, stands out among the young guns as an experienced player. Played her first ODI against Ireland in 2010 and has since played 84 ODIs and more than 100 T20Is.
Dar participated again in 2020 after being selected Pakistan’s player of the competition in the 2018 T20 World Cup. She is now only five wickets away from West Indies’ Anisa Mohammed’s T20 record of 125. And is also a useful batsman, as seen by the moniker “Lady Boom Boom,” which she goes by.
When Dane van Niekerk was dropped from the team, there was concern that her wife Marizanne Kapp may follow suit.
However, the 33-year-old continued to play for the team. Which will only likely advance from a group that includes Australia and New Zealand if she performs well.
Despite having her share of issues, including four episodes of Covid. Kapp is a top-notch all-rounder with a Test century to her name in addition to a boatload of wickets.
With 203 runs and 12 wickets in the ODI World Cup last year, she stood out for South Africa.