ICC Women's Cricket World Cup | Harmanpreet Kaur fit for summit clash with England at Lord's after injury scare: Mithali Raj

23 July 2017, 09:27 AM
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup | India vs England: Harmanpreet Kaur
ICC Women's Cricket World Cup | India vs England: Harmanpreet Kaur

India's batting superstar Harmanpreet Kaur's sensational innings against Australia in the semi-finals was a treat to the eyes of every cricket fan. As India stand on the cusp of history and is all set to clash with England in the Word Cup finale at Lord's, the hard-hitting batswoman will be expected to shoulder the expectations of the whole nation once again.

However, the Indian team is in a spot of bother as Harmanpreet was seen holding her shoulder in pain during the net session on Saturday and the physio was spotted applying ice on it.

Captain Mithali Raj however assured that Kaur had only a slight niggle and is fit to play on Sunday.Kaur had hit a sublime unbeaten innings of 171 runs off only 115 balls which was laced with seven sixes and more than 20 hits to the fence. Her assault had completely shook the defending champions as they crashed out of the tournament.

By playing a fearless brand of cricket, Mithali Raj led team have given themselves a chance to win India's first ever World Cup title in women's cricket.

This will be India's second World Cup final, having reached the summit clash in 2005 where they lost to Australia at Centurion. Since the inception of the Women's World Cup in 1973, India and England have clashed on 10 occasions. Although the England team leads the head-to-head record 6-4, India will look to rewrite history at the 'Mecca' of cricket.

First Published: Sunday, July 23, 2017 08:56 AM
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