With the Women’s Challengers Trophy 2018 just started, we bring you detailed information about all the three teams participating in this domestic tournament. Today we shall know all about India Red.
First of all, let’s know names included in the 13-member squad –
Deepti Sharma (Captain), Punam Raut, Disha Kasat, Mona Meshram, Harlene Deol, Tanushree Sarkar, Ekta Bisht, Tanuja Kanwer, Nuzhat Parveen (wicket-keeper), Shikha Pandey, Shanti kumari, ReemaLaxmi Ekka, Aditi Sharma
Along with having immense experience in the form of players like Punam Raut, Ekta Bisht and Shikha Pandey; the team has three (3) newcomers :-
1. Harleen Deol – Born on 21st June 1998, this 20-year-old youngster from Chandigarh, Punjab made her domestic debut at the age of ‘just’ 12. She started her journey as part part of Punjab cricket team but soon shifted to Himachal Pradesh and have also been selected in India A team. During an interview with Female Cricket, Harleen told that Sachin Tendulkar and Shane Watson are her role models. She is a developing all-rounder as she is a right-arm offbreak spinner along with being an opener right-hand batter.
2. ReemaLaxmi Ekka – This rourkela girl plays for Orissa cricket team and is one among the promising pace bowlers in the coming time. This tournament is of great importance to her professional career as she is getting a chance to play under the guidance of one of the finest Pacers of India’s Women Cricket team, Shikha Pandey.
3. Aditi Sharma – Hailing from the city of Rani LaxmiBai, Jhansi, this UP girl had started playing U-19 tournaments in 2012-13. She is an right-hand batter and right arm offbreak spinner. She is going to learn a lot from her senior partner Ekta Bisht while playing for India Red.
Captain Deepti Sharma has lead her team to the first win of the tournament and has already proved the fact that when it comes to talent, age is just a number. She displayed an all-round brilliant performance with bowling figures of 4-0-15-2 and then making unbeaten 45 runs from 44 balls to be the front-runner of her team’s win in the opening match against India Blue.
Maharashtrian girl, Disha Kasat entered into cricketer as a medium pacer but after being penalized for her bowling action, she started concentrating on her batting skills and has eventually evolved as a right-hand batter.
Apart from Deepti Sharma; Ekta Bisht, Tanuja Kanwer and Shannti Kumari broke the backbone of India Blue in their first encounter of the tournament and that is why, these are some of the players to be watched out for in the coming matches.
Lastly, let’s take a look at the upcoming match schedule for India Red:-
1. 16th and 19th August – versus India Green
2. 17th August – versus India Blue