India began the event with a 17-run win over defending champions and hosts Australia of their first match of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup. Star leg-spinner Poonam Yadav was the profitable star for India on this match, who took four wickets in his title. The phrases of captain Harmanpreet Kaur within the inaugural match of the event towards the host prompted Poonam to carry out properly and he didn’t look again after that.
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According to the ICC web site, Poonam mentioned, "When my ball was hit in the first over, then she (Harmanpreet) came to me and she said," Poonam you’re the most skilled participant within the staff and we hope to do higher than you. Such phrases inspired me to carry out properly. I informed myself that my captain has a lot confidence in me and I ought to return. I took a wicket on the subsequent ball and didn’t look again after that.
Poonam, who was the very best wicket taker for India in T20 cricket, didn’t play within the tri-series earlier on account of finger damage.
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Poonam mentioned, 'I didn’t play within the TRAI collection, so the gratitude of the selectors which they confirmed confidence in me. When I used to be out, I labored arduous protecting in thoughts the problem that was discovered within the World Cup. I had seen many movies of gamers from Australia and England and located their weaknesses.
In the present event, India gained all 4 matches of the league and saved the semi-final ticket whereas staying on high within the pool. He was to face England within the semi-finals however that match was misplaced to rain.