India U19 Women Team lead by Shafali Verma has made the entire country proud by winning the first World Cup U19 for Women in South Africa. The England U19 Womens batting line up was left clueless due to some great bowling by the Indian girls. This incredible feat reminds us of the First ever win of the Mens T20 World Cup 2007 won by the Men in Blue under the Captaincy of MS Dhoni, again in South Africa.
Roger Binny, the BCCI President and member of the 1983 Men’s ODI World Cup winning team, lauded the Shafali Verma-led side for winning the inaugural U19 Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa, after beating England by seven wickets in the final at JB Marks Oval in Potchefstroom on Sunday.
“I take this opportunity to congratulate the India U-19 Women’s team for their title glory at the ICC Under-19 Women’s World Cup. The team played with a fearless approach and created history by winning the coveted trophy. This was the inaugural edition of the tournament and our team’s achievement has set a benchmark to inspire the upcoming cricketers in the country,” he said in an official statement.
Award for INR 5 Crs for India U19 Women Team
The BCCI has also announced a cash reward of INR 5 crore for the victorious India U-19 team and members of the support staff led by head coach Nooshin Al Khadeer.
“The India U-19 Women’s team has done the entire country proud with their stupendous success at the ICC Under-19 Women’s T20 World Cup. The Shafali Verma-led unit showed tremendous skill and grit to overcome the challenges and blazed their way to glory.”
“The BCCI has always valued age-group cricket and the title triumph is another sign that women’s cricket in India is thriving. This success also highlights the depth of cricketing talent in the country and augurs well as we inch closer to the inaugural edition of the much-awaited Women’s Premier League (WPL) which will further fuel interest in women’s cricket,” said Jay Shah, Honorary Secretary, BCCI.
Indian Bowling Stunned the English Girls
Shafali Verma & Co produced a superb bowling performance coupled with some outstanding fielding to bowl out England for just 68. Fast bowler Titas Sadhu, off-spinner Archana Devi and leg-spinner Parshavi Chopra were accurate in their line and length and found enough help to pick two wickets each. Shafali, left-arm spinners Mannat Kashyap and Sonam Yadav took a scalp each in a dominating bowling performance.
“The entire nation is proud of this remarkable feat by our young team. My best wishes to the India Under-19 team for their resounding title-winning performance in the inaugural edition of the ICC Women’s Under-19 World Cup 2023 in South Africa.”