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INDW vs IREW: Harmanpreet Kaur makes World record in T20I cricket as India face Ireland

INDW vs IREW: Harmanpreet Kaur's India face Ireland in their final group match of the Women's T20 World Cup 2023. Kaur has created history in the game.

Varun Malik Written By: Varun Malik New Delhi Updated on: February 20, 2023 18:55 IST
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INDW vs IREW: India's captain Harmanpreet Kaur on Monday scripted history when she walked out at the toss in her team's final group match in the Women's T20 World Cup. Kaur, who recently went past Rohit Sharma to feature in most T20I games across Men and Women's cricket, has scaled another giant step.

Kaur has now become the first and only player on the planet- across Men and Women's cricket to feature in 150 T20I games for India. Kaur played her 149th T20I against England on Sunday and shattered Rohit Sharma's record for most appearances (148) in the shortest format. She has now featured in her 150th game against Ireland. 

In women's cricket New Zealand's Suzie Bates is the next player with the most matches in T20Is. Bates has featured in 143 T20I games. In Men's cricket, Rohit Sharma holds the record of most T20Is with 148 games in the shortest format. Meanwhile, Kaur's team is on the verge to qualify for the semifinals of the tournament. The Indian women now only need a win in their final match against Ireland to confirm their ticket to the knockouts, regardless of what others results come. India won their first two matches of the tournament and lost to England in the third encounter.

The Indian maestro is also on brink of a huge batting milestone in Women's cricket. The right-handed batter is just 7 runs away from becoming the fourth in the world and the first Indian to hit 3000 runs in T20Is. She currently has scored 2993 and will fancy her chances to achieve the feat against Ireland. In Women's cricket, Suzie Bates is the leading run-scorer with 3764 runs. Australia's Meg Lanning (3346) follows her on second, while West Indies' Stafanie Taylor (3166) stands on third. 

India's Playing XI:

Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Richa Ghosh (wk), Devika Vaidya, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Shikha Pandey, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh


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