The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup opener clash between India and host Australia witnessed India’s spinner Poonam Yadav taking the control for the side, in the first match Poonam bagged 4 wickets although missed her hattrick, she dismissed Alyssa Healy, Rachael Haynes, Ellyse Perry and Jess Jonassen. In the next match against Bangladesh again the spinner showcased her skills and took 3 wickets, helping in India’s 2nd consecutive victory in this world cup.
Poonam Yadav with immense talent and dedication has lead by example and is for sure an inspiration to the youngsters, she has had a major impact on India’s future, her personal coach Manoj Khushwa said, “Poonam was mighty upset when she got injured and had to miss the T20 Challengers Trophy and then the Tri-series. However, she was determined to keep her calm and prepare for the World Cup while being in Australia with the team during the Tri-series. She would train hard and use her non-bowling arm a lot while on rehab. Thankfully, she started bowling in the nets ahead of the World Cup. Everyone was happy to see Poonam bowl against West Indies in the warm-up game”.
Women in Blue will next face White Ferns on 27th February in the ongoing ICC Women’s T20 World Cup.
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