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Semi-final line-up for ICC Women’s T20 World Cup confirmed

By SAT News Desk

MELBOURNE: The line-up for the semi-finals of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup has been confirmed after a gripping group stage came to an end. India, Group A toppers, will face England before Australia take on South Africa, the Group B toppers, in semi-finals starting at 3 pm and 7 pm respectively on Thursday at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

The line-up was confirmed when both the Proteas and West Indies were awarded a point after no play was possible due to rain in the group stage’s final game at Sydney Showground.

India was the only team to emerge from the groups with a perfect record and their clash with England is a re-run of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup final at Lord’s and the 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final in Antigua, both of which were won by Heather Knight’s side.

Hosts Australia, having booked their place in the knockout stages with victory over New Zealand on Monday and placed second in Group A, face 2014 semi-finalists, South Africa.

The winners will go into the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 final, to be played on 8 March, International Women’s Day, at the MCG.

Australia have won the tournament four times and England won the inaugural edition back in 2009.

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SOURCE: ICC

Krishnamurthy urges India not to be distracted in Perth

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By SAT News Desk/ICC Media Zone


Veda Krishnamurthy says India cannot let themselves get distracted by their win over Australia and must focus on the task at hand when they take on Bangladesh.

- India produced a stunning bowling performance to beat Australia in the tournament opener on Friday, Poonam Yadav the star with four wickets

- Krishnamurthy says her side cannot become complacent and must improve their batting performance against Bangladesh

- Bangladesh captain Salma Khatun does not want her side to worry about

India’s impressive performance and focus on their own instead
India’s impressive bowling display lit up the opening match of the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 in Sydney, Poonam Yadav playing a starring role under the lights with four wickets to halt the defending champions’ run chase and seal an opening Group A win for her side.

But Krishnamurthy does not want to see India let their emotions get the better of them, insisting the top and middle order need to survive longer to take the heat off their bowling attack in Perth.

“We want to make sure we have enough of a score for our bowlers to defend,” she said.

“At the same time, we can’t be too ambitious with our strokes or risk being run short, but we need to make sure we get enough runs on board.

“As you all saw, our bowling attack is doing really well. It’s all about giving them that extra cushioning,

“If we had finished 15 runs shorter on Friday, it would have been a lot more difficult for us.

“We can’t be complacent with the victory. We have to let go of those emotions now and focus on repeating all the good things we did.”

For Bangladesh, the match against India will be their first of the tournament, the Tigers aiming to spring an upset and begin their quest for a maiden Women’s T20 World Cup semi-final on a high.

To do so, captain Salma Khatun is urging her side not to dwell on India’s stunning opening victory and instead focus on getting their own performance right at the WACA.

“We’re not worried about the result between India and Australia,” said Khatun. “We’re just focused on our own.

“We’ve been watching the opening matches of the tournament with keen interest and we are really excited to get going in this one.

“It was great to see Thailand as a newcomer do well with their fielding and bowling. They were unable to get the result because of their inexperience but they put on a very good show and we love to see that.

“All our girls put their 100 percent into the warm-up match against Pakistan and we hope to have a positive start at this World Cup.”

Source: ICC Media Zone