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India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score, Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Score Streaming: India face New Zealand in opener

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India vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score Streaming: Smriti Mandhana has been India’s in-form player with the bat. (PTI Photo)

India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score: The shortest format has not been too kind to the Indian team — they have made the semifinals twice in five editions, with the last three events only bringing group-stage exits. But different fortunes could await them in the Caribbean. Before the start of this tournament, Harmanpreet Kaur’s team got the better of 50-over world champions England and holders West Indies in warm-up games. This tournament will also be the first big test for head coach Ramesh Powar, who was put in charge after something of a player revolt got rid of Tushar Arothe. It will be the first major tournament for India since pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami quit the T20 scene.

This is the litmus test for India. They were pretty much a middling team in world cricket before shooting to fame with their run to the final in the 2017 World Cup. The tournament featured what has to be one of the most important knocks in the history of women’s cricket in India, and possibly, with talks of a women’s IPL on the cards, the world – Harmanpreet Kaur’s imperious 171 not out against Australia in the 2nd semi-final. Eulogies were written about it in the days that followed and the profile of women’s cricket in India was given a shot in the arm. Since then, though, India have not exactly the world on fire. They have pretty much slipped into the background and so this is their chance to get back into public reckoning. 

India Women's Squad India vs New Zealand T20 World Cup Live Cricket Score Streaming: (Source: BCCI)

India vs New Zealand Women’s T20 Live Cricket Score Streaming Online, ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2018 Live Cricket Score: It appears that India will be dependent upon their batters to deliver the goods. Smriti Mandhana had gone into overdrive while playing for Lancashire Thunder in England’s T20 Blast and is clearly India’s best batter. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur is always a threat and the same can be said about Veda Krishnamoorthy. Mithali Raj may no longer be the force that she once was but her experience would be valuable for Harmanpreet in the dressing room and in the middle during pressure situations. She also played an encouraging unbeaten knock of 105 against Australia A in Mumbai.

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