Meg Lanning was named as the skipper of Delhi Capitals (DC) while Jemimah Rodrigues was named as her deputy.
Last Updated: 01.31 PM, Mar 08, 2023
At the Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town in February during the Women's T20 World Cup 2023, India put on a tough fight against Australia but suffered a 5-run loss in the semi-finals.
India had faced a 173-run target and scored 167/8 in 20 overs in their chase. Harmanpreet Kaur had led from the front as she slammed 52 runs off 34 balls, including six fours and a maximum.
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For Australia, Darcie Brown and Ashleigh Gardner were in excellent form and each claimed two wickets. In the batting department, slammed 54 runs off 37 balls, packed with seven fours and a six, while, captain Meg Lanning smacked an unbeaten knock of 49 runs off 34 balls, including four fours and two sixes.
Despite the loss, the main players from both sides teamed up together to play in the inaugural edition of the Women's Premier League (WPL) 2023.
Lanning who captained Australia to a record sixth T20 Women's World Cup title was named as the skipper of Delhi Capitals (DC) while Jemimah Rodrigues was named as her deputy.
Lanning is the third Australian cricketer to be named captain of a WPL team, following Beth Mooney, who captains the Gujarat Giants, and Alyssa Healy, who is the skipper of UP Warriorz.
While speaking to OTTplay, Jemimah Rodrigues spoke about the semi-final clash and how India has reached the top stages in the major competitions but has not got their hands on the elusive trophy.
"Over the last few years, we have been coming close. The one thing that's there is that this team (India) has a lot of potentials. If you see are average age, it's 20 to 22. This team is giving a full-fledged Australian team the kind of competition and almost winning the games. Somewhere in the end we need to know how to finish a game and that's another skill to know how to get the game in our favour.
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"Apart from that we are pushing the doors and we as a team are working on our fitness and this will surely take our game to a whole new level. The skills are there and there is also scope for improvement and we are working on it," she concluded.
Squad: Meg Lanning (C), Jemimah Rodrigues (VC), Shafali Verma, Radha Yadav, Shikha Pandey, Marizanne Kapp, Titas Sadhu, Alice Capsey, Tara Norris, Laura Harris, Jasia Akhtar, Minnu Mani, Poonam Yadav, Taniya Bhatia. Jess Jonassen, Sneha Deepthi, Arundhati Reddy, Aparna Mondal.