India legend and Master Blaster, Sachin Tendulkar has showered praises on India’s U19 Women’s Team recently.
The ICC is going to host the inaugural Women’s U19 World Cup in South Africa this month and Sachin is sure that the Indian women’s team will do wonders.
Two of India’s experienced women players in Shafali Verma and Richa Ghosh are a part of this U19 team.
Verma is going to lead the troops in ICC’s latest marquee event in South Africa.
Sachin talks about expansion of women’s cricket in India
Writing in an ICC column, Sachin says,
I would say that the women’s team has the capability to be one of the standout sides this time, the team has a good balance of few experienced players as well as young talented prospects both in the batting as well as bowling department.
Sachin has further highlighted the fact that through this mega event, a lot of girls in India and around the world will get a good platform to showcase their skills.
Additionally, they will be able to express themselves fully and such events by the ICC will help in the widespread growth of women’s cricket all over the world.
The Under-19 event is a first-time event and one that holds a lot of promise. I think this can transform the landscape, since a global platform will ensure great learning and experience to young women cricketers. Though women’s cricket has made huge strides, there are areas still to be tapped. What is required right now is a more robust grassroots system across the world.
Writes Sachin further,
The larger we spread the base, the more talent we will unearth and that will have a direct bearing on the quality of the game. I feel the inaugural tournament will ensure that happens. Going beyond showcasing the best junior talent of the world, it will ensure more investment in junior cricket in different countries, resulting in a consistent feeder line for future U19 World Cups as well as senior cricket.
India U19 are going to start their campaign on Saturday against South Africa at Willowmoore Park at Benoni.
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