Will WBBL help the Indian Women cricketers for the 2018 T20 World Cup?

Will WBBL help the Indian Women cricketers for the 2018 T20 World Cup?

As we have witnessed the great revolution in the Indian women’s cricket after their stunning performances in the recently concluded ICC 2017 world cup where they went 9 run short for the title. Although they lost but the way Indian team played was appreciated all over. Reports stated that this might be the right time to start the women’s IPL which will help them improve their performances at international level and also give them a financial stability. But after the felicitation of women cricketers at Delhi, BCCI denied this report by saying “At this stage it is not possible to start the women’s IPL.” But as seen in the previous leagues like WBBL and Kia Super League have given confidence to many players and has helped at the international level.

Considering from the Indian point of view, two players were signed for the last year WBBL-2. Players signed were the young batting sensation Smriti Mandhana and women sixer king Harmanpreet Kaur, where Smriti failed to deliver due to injury while Harman was the star for the Sydney Thunder team and was also awarded with the player of the tournament for the Sydney thunder team. In the recently concluded interviews both players shared experience of playing in WBBL and how it has improved their game a lot.

It seems more players will get a chance for the WBBL-3 starting in December. The process of signing the players will start soon and by seeing the performances of the Indian team there is high probability of getting more Indian players signed. Also there might be a signing for the pacer Jhulan Goswami, finisher Veda Krishnamurthy and youngster Deepti Sharma also might get a chance for her all-round abilities specially her bowling and fielding. If this happens it will be a great add to the Indian team for improving their performances and confidence which will be a good practice for the upcoming ICC 2018 Women’s T20 World Cup.

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