India vs Australia: Shafali Verma breaks world record
16-year-outdated Shafali Verma on Sunday broke a world file even earlier than the primary ball of India vs Australia Women’s T20 World Cup final on the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. At 16 years and 40 days, Shafali Verma grew to become the youngest cricketer to function in any World Cup final (together with males’ cricket).
The file was beforehand held by West Indian ladies’ cricket Shaquana Quintyne when she performed the ODI World Cup final in 2013. She was 17 years and 45 days outdated.
In males’ cricket, the file belongs to Pakistan pacer Mohammad Amir. He was 17 years and 69 days outdated when Pakistan performed the T20 World Cup final in opposition to Australia in 2009.
Youngest participant to function in a cricket World Cup final:
16y 40d Shafali Verma (IND), Women’s T20I, 2020
17y 45d Shaquana Quintyne (WI), Women’s ODI, 2013
17y 69d Mohammad Amir (PAK), Men’s T20I, 2009
18y 15d Hayley Matthews (WI), Women’s T20I, 2016
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Shafali Verma is slated to open the batting for India ladies with Smriti Mandhana in the large final in opposition to Australia Women on Sunday. But she can have to watch for her likelihood to bat as Australia captain Mag Lanning gained the toss and opted to bat first.
Shafali has been in super kind in this T20 World Cup. With 167 runs in solely four matches, she is India’s main run-scorer. Her blitz in the present Women’s T20 World Cup made her the youngest to attain the No. 1 spot in the ICC rankings for batters in T20Is.
Verma was one in every of India’s key weapons even in the group stage encounter in opposition to Australia. She hit Australia’s premier quick bowler Megan Chutt for 16 runs in an over to give India flying begin. India had ended on the profitable facet in that match.
“I just hate playing India – they’ve got the wood over me,” Megan Schutt was quoted as saying by the official ICC web site forward of the IND W vs AUS W World Cup final. “Smriti and Shefali have got me covered. That six Shafali hit me for in the tri-series was probably the biggest one I’ve ever been hit for,” she stated.