India’s women cricketers in full support of Women’s IPL

Harmanpreet Kaur

Harmanpreet Kaur, Smriti Mandhana, and Jemimah Rodrigues are in full support of the Women’s IPL.

They all feel that this tournament will be a major breakthrough for the girls in India.

A tournament like this will surely help the female players to step up their game.

The BCCI has decided to organize the Women’s IPL next year in March.

India’s top women players along with international stars will deck the stage for the tournament next year.

Says Harmanpreet,

The IPL will be a great platform for players that are really good, but you know for them, international cricket is still something that they cannot change their approach and mindset overnight.

She also feels that the IPL will help women cricketers smoothly transition from domestic to international cricket.

But in the IPL, when they get a chance to play against overseas players, it will give them a platform, they can play well, they can understand what is international cricket.

Even Smriti Mandhana accepts the fact the IPL will help to bridge the gap between domestic and international cricket.

She says,

We have discussed that there’s a big gap between domestic and international cricket, because even if you play well in domestic cricket and then suddenly play international games, you’re not able to understand what to do and how to do it.

Adding further, she says,

All of women’s cricket, I won’t say the Indian team or the domestic set-up. We keep talking about how it will increase the bench strength. But actually, the fact is that it’s going to help the domestic girls massively because that sort of experience in playing in leagues like this will get a lot of things sorted for women’s cricket.

The Indian women’s cricket team has seen a lot of successes and improvements this year.

They have however not been able to win championships.

This year, they made it to the semi-finals of the ODI World Cup and beat Sri Lanka women in a T20I.

The Women in Blue also bagged a silver medal in the Commonwealth Games this year.

Along with all this, they won the Asia Cup for a record seventh time.

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