Ahead of the India women’s team semi-final clash against England on Friday, men’s team skipper Virat Kohli had some words of motivation for the Harmanpreet Kaur-led side. India won four matches on a trot to top their group and qualify for the final four and Virat Kohli hopes that women first cross the semi-final and then the final hurdle. The 30-year-old Kohli also said that the women’s national team looks in good spirit and he hopes that they keep playing the same way.
“Wishing our women’s cricket team all the best for the semi-final against England, and it’s been a great campaign, the 50-over had been a great campaign as well. I hope we can cross this hurdle then cross the final hurdle as well, which we could not in the 50-over format,” Kohli said in an interview to BCCI.
“So I wish our girls all the best and keep up the exciting cricket and team spirit,” Kohli added.
All the best! It has been a great campaign. Let’s cross this hurdle and cross the final hurdle too: @imVkohli‘s encouraging message for @BCCIWomen.
Let’s do this #TeamIndia #WomenInBlue #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/sESPXybHOD
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 22, 2018
Later in the day, Indian women’s cricket team, under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur, will look to take the revenge of the 2017 World Cup final loss to England when the two teams clash in the second semi-final of the ICC Women’s World T20 at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in Antigua on Friday.
In the Women’s World Cup last year, Mithali Raj-led India suffered a nine-run loss to England in the summit clash at Lord’s.
India women have been impressive in the ongoing World T20I so far as they beat two formidable teams in their group, the ‘White Ferns’ from New Zealand by 34 runs and the ‘Southern Stars’ from Australia by 48 runs.
However, England, the reigning ODI world champions, are a quality side in the shortest format.
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