Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami have played the most Test matches in the Indian team (Twitter/BCCI)
The Indian women’s team will play Test cricket after 7 years. Only 8 out of 18 players in this team have Test cricket experience. .
New Delhi. The Indian women’s team will take to the field to play the only Test match against England on Wednesday. The Indian women’s team will be seen wearing a white jersey after about 7 years. India last played test match against South Africa in 2014. Since then, only the women’s team of England and Australia has been able to play Test matches. This will be no less than a historic day for Indian women’s cricket, because in this match, many players will debut in Test cricket for India simultaneously.
In fact, only 8 players in the 18-member team have red ball experience, with the most experienced Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami. Both have played 10-10 matches. Apart from these, Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, Shikha Pandey, Poonam Raut, Ekta Bisht, Poonam Yadav have also played Test matches.
Not many opportunities due to CoronaDue to Corona virus, Indian women cricketers did not get many opportunities to play. The team reached the final of the T20 World Cup last year. He had to face defeat by 85 runs in the final played against Australia on 8 March. After this match, the Indian women’s team was able to play only one ODI and T20 series. In the last 15 months, the team did not get much chance to play.
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England has the upper hand
In Test cricket, England has a huge advantage as compared to India. India has only 30 Test matches experience, while the English team has 47 Test matches experience. Although India has defeated England twice in their last three Tests. On the other hand, England have lost their last three Test matches.