BAN-W vs IND-W: Indian Women’s Cricket Team to Clash with Bangladesh Women in First T20I of the Series. Minnu Mani and Bareddy Anusha Make Debut for India.
BAN-W vs IND-W Highlights
Indian Women’s Team returns to the field for the first time since their heartbreaking loss against Australia in the semifinals of the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup. They will be playing against Bangladesh Women in a three-match T20 series as they begin preparations for the upcoming 2024 20-over World Cup. In the meantime, as part of their new responsibilities, the Indian team has handed debut caps to several women players for the first match against Bangladesh.
Minnu Mani becomes the first woman from Kerala to play for India. Minnu Mani has created history by becoming the first female cricketer from Kerala to represent the Indian national team. Mani hails from Choyimula in Wayanad, coming from a humble background. Her father, Mani C.K., is a daily wage laborer, and her mother, Vasanta, is a homemaker.
Mani represented the Delhi Capitals franchise in the inaugural edition of the Women’s Premier League in 2023. She was selected for INR 30 lakhs. Mani is an all-rounder and bowls off-spin with her right hand. She played three matches for the DC Women’s team in the MPL 2023 against MI Women, RR Women, and MI Women. In domestic cricket, Mani represents the Kerala Women’s team Check Score Here.
Who is Bareddy Anusha?
Another debutant player. In a special move, the team led by Harmanpreet has given Bareddy Anusha an opportunity to make her debut for the Indian team. Baradee is a 20-year-old left-arm spinner hailing from Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh. She was part of the India A Women’s team that won the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) Women’s Emerging Teams Cup. Baradee played a game for the team against Hong Kong. In domestic circuit, the 20-year-old player represents the Andhra Women’s team.
Bangladesh Women (Playing XI): Nigar Sultana (wk/c), Salma Khatun, Shamima Sultana, Nahida Akter, Ritu Moni, Shorna Akter, Marufa Akter, Shobhana Mostary, Shathi Rani, Sultanay Khatun, Rabeya Khan.
Indian Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harleen Deol, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Yastika Bhatia (W), Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Amanjot Kaur, Bareddy Anusha, Minnu Mani.”