The women’s T20I extra bonanza is already underway in Australia with all the 10 teams fighting it out in a 23 match tournament played over the course of 17 days down under. This time the tournament is wide open and almost every team is as capable as the other to lift the coveted trophy. Though still if we talk about favourites, Australia, England, India and New Zealand are the teams that are almost certain to go distance in the tournament.
And at the moment, India Women are leading the T20 World Cup 2020 points table in group ‘A’ with 4 points in first two games. The Indian Women has won both of their matches so far. In the inaugural match of the tournament they chocked the Aussies in a low scoring thriller to win the tournament opener by 17 runs.
And in the second match, they comprehensively beat Bangladesh to make it two in two for the women in blue. However, The Aussies also recovered very quickly as they thrashed Sri Lanka Women by 5 wickets in their second T20 World Cup 2020 match on Monday (February 24) in Perth.
New Zealand and England, the other two favourites of the tournament have had a contrary start of the tournament as New Zealand women thrashed the hapless Sri Lankans to start the tournament with a bang. On the other hand, England received a mauling at the hand of South Africa women to start the tournament with a loss.
On Sunday, the England women could post 123 runs on the board in the quota of 20 overs and the South African Women chased it down comfortably to take the second place behind West Indies in the group B table. England will next take on Thailand in Canberra on Wednesday and a big win there will bring them back into the reckoning for the semi-final berth.
Meanwhile, Michael Vaughan, former England man’s cricket captain, has announced his winner for the T20 women’s World cup. In a recent tweet, after Australia won their second match in the tournament, Michael Vaughan tweeted, “Aussies to Win the #T20WorldCup after that win me thinks … !!”
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 24, 2020