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ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Deepti Sharma new all rounder sensation in Indian Women’s Cricket

ICC Women’s World Cup 2017: Deepti Sharma new all rounder sensation in Indian Women’s Cricket
Written by Shilpi Gupta

19-year-old Deepti Sharma from Agra in the talks these days for tremendous performance in the ICC women world cup.The all-around performance of young talent was witnessed in the crucial semi final against Australia where she was a pick of the bowlers and her confidence was evident after she took a brilliant catch to dismiss Nicole Bolton, She paired crucial 4th wkt Partnership: 104 off 72 balls with Harman Kaur (77) and made 24 runs. 19-year-old Deepti also is Team India’s highest wicket taker, having claimed 12 wickets in the 8 matches and sits fourth behind South African duo Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp and Australian Kristen Beams in the standings for most number of wickets in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup.

Not many of us aware that she is a great fan of Suresh Raina and admitted that she wants to master Raina’s special ‘inside-out’ shot. In ICC Women’s World Cup she is shining because of her bowling performance but in the world cup Qualifiers, she was the leading run-scorer for the tournament, scoring 253 runs in 6 match with a highest of 89. She also set a world record for opening partnership of 320 runs with Poonam Raut contributing.This beat both the standing women’s record of 229 (by Sarah Taylor and Caroline Atkins of England) and the standing men’s record in ODIs of 286 (by Upul Tharanga and Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka).

As of June she has played 20 one day International matches and scored 737 runs at an avg of 52.64. All the eyes are set on her and team India for the final match going on today against England and the latest update is India needs 63 runs off 66 balls with 7 wickets remaining.

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Shilpi Gupta

Food Technologist by Profession and Blogger by Destiny. love to write articles on food technology, spirituality and social issues.