#ThatWas2018: An analysis on Indian women's cricket teamLast updated on Dec 26, 2018, 03:56 pm
The Indian women's cricket team gave us some fine moments in the year 2018.
As we head towards the fag end of the year, the Indian eves had a mixed journey.
#ThatWas2018 for women's cricket helped the team in absorbing many things.
One can sum this as a learning curve for the side.
Asia Cup T20
Twenty20 Asia Cup: Indian eves lost in the finale
The Indian women's T20 cricket side finished top in the group stage of the 2018 Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup.
Under Harmanpreet Kaur's leadership, India finished with eight points from five games.
They reached the finale and were beaten by Bangladesh.
It was the same Bangladeshi team that had overcome India in the group stage as well.
The Indians were left stunned.
Women's World T20: India reached the semis
India managed to reach the semis of the Women's World T20 event and won hearts.
It was the biggest spectacle in 2018 for women's cricket.
India managed to win all their group matches that included a stupendous win against Australia.
In the semi-final match against England, the Indian eves produced their worst show.
Kaur's side suffered a whopping loss in the end.
Jhulan Goswami bid adieu to T20Is
On August 23, 2018, premier Indian pacer Jhulan Goswami announced her retirement from T20Is. The veteran bowler played 68 T20Is in her career. She picked 56 wickets.
Controversy marred Indian women's cricket team
2018 also saw the Indian eves get embroiled in a major controversy.
Mithali Raj went on to lash out at former interim coach Ramesh Powar for playing a decisive role in omitting her from the WT20 semi-final.
Powar had shot back at the veteran batswoman.
The internal matters of the team became public, which ultimately led to Powar's contract not being made permanent.
What will India look to take forward?
WV Raman was selected as the new coach of the team. Under the former India cricketer, the side will be hoping to take their game to a new level. India will look to be more clinical in their approach. Raman will be tested severely.