The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup 2023 is going on in full swing. It is taking place in South Africa from February 10 onwards. Furthermore, India had its first match on February 12, defeating Pakistan. India had a great win of 7 wickets while 6 balls were remaining. Fast-forwarding to 20th February 2023, India defeated Ireland at St. George’s Oval Stadium, Port Elizabeth. With this, India has finally secured its position for the semi-finals. Today we are here to discuss a special video recently shared by ICC. The video shows uncanny and mind-blowing similarities between Smriti Mandhana and Sourav Ganguly. If you are curious to know about it, then read on.
Uncanny Batting Resemblance Between Smriti Mandhana And Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly is one of the most iconic cricketers of all time. Apart from being a successful skipper, he was also one of the best opening batters of his time. There was no style or shot in cricket that he could not play. Furthermore, to be said that your style of batting is similar is his style is a big compliment.
A video has been surfacing on the internet that has been shared by the ICC. In that video, one can see how Smiti Mandhana’s batting style is similar to the batting style of Sourav Ganguly. Moreover, thee video compares various shots played by both stars. Consequently, the resemblance in their style is so uncanny that ICC shared the video with the caption, “The similarities are mind-blowin.”.
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Indian Women’s Team Will Be Facing Australia For The Semi-Finals
The match between India and Ireland was interrupted by the rain. Furthermore, as per the DLS method, Ireland needed 60 runs to win. However, they could not, and they lost by 5 runs. The target that the Indian women gave to the Ireland women was 156 runs. To say that Smriti Mandhana played an impeccable inning in this match would be a sheer understatement. She scored 87 runs in 56 balls, and her innings includednine9 fours andthree3 sixes. Consequently, she became the Player of the Match.
With this fantastic win, India is all set for their encounter with the Aussies. India will face Australia in the first semi-final at Newlands Cricket Ground, Cape Town, on February 23, 2023.
We wish our talented women all the very best. May the cup come home.