The young batting sensation from India, Shafali Verma has been going places with her swashbuckling batting. Just after she rose to the top of the ICC women's T20 International rankings riding on her stellar run at the ongoing World Cup, Shafali received huge praise from her skipper Harmanpreet Kaur saying that she is one kind of a player everyone wants to have in their team.
Meanwhile, the 16-year-old Verma has been making the right noise with her explosive batting in the ongoing ICC Women's T20 World Cup in Australia. India reached the semifinals of the competition without any hiccups solely banked on her aggressive batting at the top. So far, Shafali Verma has amassed 161 runs in four innings, including knocks of 47 and 46 against Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
Verma has been stellar with the bat
Following her stellar show, the batswoman, who idolises Sachin Tendulkar has jumped to the top spot. It helped her become only the second India batter after Mithali Raj to top the women's T20I batting rankings, according to an ICC statement. As India gear up for the crucial semifinal against England where they will want Shafali Verma to continue her good run, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur has lavished praise on the youngster.
She’s very naughty, gets so much happiness and positivity to the team, always wants to enjoy it,” Kaur said. “And when batting with her she’s motivating you and releasing pressure, that kind of player you need in your team. Whoever is playing, wants to play for the country and give their best, she’s enjoying for the team,” she added.
Shafali Verma, who became the youngest India to score a T20I fifty will be desperate to continue her excellent run and take India to the finals. The Harmanpreet Kaur-led side plays England on March 5 (Thursday) at the Sydney Cricket Ground.