What’s Next For The Team?
The only confirmed assignment for the team is the World Cup in 2022, starting on 4 March in New Zealand. With almost a year to go for the quadrennial event, the Indian eves have a young team and need to begin their preparations in the bid for their elusive World Cup title.
The team had a fairy tale run the last time around, falling agonisingly short in the final frontier and will need the board’s support to go a step further in the upcoming edition. One of the notable things in the last edition was the number of matches the team played in the lead up to the iconic event.
They were involved in the qualifiers just before the tournament which proved to be a blessing in disguise. It allowed the players plenty of opportunities to play competitive cricket and helped the management try out a few combinations before settling into the final playing XI.
With the ever-increasing popularity of women’s cricket coupled with the team’s stellar performances at the world event, the BCCI needs to capitalise on this and lay a solid foundation of professionalism in the women’s game.
If India aims to become a dominant force in the women’s sport, they will need an immense amount of support from the Board. The Girls in Blue have time and again delivered defying all odds, and it is an ideal time for the BCCI to invest in the women’s game and help it gain the necessary credit and recognition.