India vice captain Smriti Mandhana is more likely to miss the 2023 Women’s T20 World Cup opener in opposition to Pakistan on Sunday as she is but to get better from a finger harm she suffered throughout a warm-up recreation.
The 26-year-old opener injured her left center finger whereas fielding throughout the warm-up match in opposition to Australia on Monday.
“She suffered an injury in the practice game. We can’t say she is out of World Cup yet. But she could miss the Pakistan game,” an ICC supply instructed PTI.
The southpaw had batted at quantity three in opposition to Australia as an alternative of her ordinary opening place. Her innings lasted solely three-balls.
Mandhana had subsequently missed India’s second warm-up recreation in opposition to Bangladesh on Wednesday.
Skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s health can also be a priority. She had injured her shoulder throughout the closing of the Tri-Series in opposition to South Africa final week.
“Body is fine. It will get better with rest,” Kaur had mentioned after the ultimate.
However, the big-hitting middle-order batter didn’t bat in both of India’s warm-up matches.
The ‘Women in Blue’ are clubbed alongside England, Pakistan, West Indies and Ireland in Group B.
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com