India's win at WT20 is important for women's cricket: Lee
Former Australia speedster Brett Lee believes that if India can win the ICC Women's T20 World Cup 2020, it will be an important moment for the country. Lee feels it will be start of a major breakthrough for the women's game in the cricket-mad country. India and Australia lock horns in the final on Sunday. Here's what Lee said.
Victory would do so much for women's cricket: Lee
Lee feels a victory for India will do so much for women's cricket. "As an Australian, I'd love nothing more than for (Meg) Lanning's team to do the job. But if India were to win the World Cup for the first time, victory would do so much for women's cricket in a country that already adores the sport," Lee wrote in an ICC column.
Australia aiming to win fifth title, India eyeing their first
Australia are in their sixth World T20 final are looking to seal a fifth title. Meanwhile, India are aiming to win their maiden trophy. It is expected to be a crunch battle. It will be a close contest between Australia batsmen and Indian bowlers.
Lee praises teenage sensation Shafali Verma
"This could be the start of a major breakthrough, particularly with the amount of talent that is coming through," said Lee, who is a big fan of teenage sensation Shafali Verma. "I've been so impressed with the opener - it's staggering to believe she's only 16 with the confidence she has in her own ability and the way she strikes the ball so cleanly."
Lee backs Shafali to come good
Lee feels the experience gained by Shafali in this tournament will hold her in good stead. "To be the world's best T20 batter already shows just how far she has progressed in such a short space of time and the experience in this tournament will hold her in good stead for years to come." He also felt Shafali has more to offer.
She's got a big score in her locker: Lee
Lee feels winning the World T20 will be massive for Shafali. "She's got a big score in her locker and there's probably no better place to do that than the MCG. Shafali is already a record breaker but if she can steer her side to their first WT20 title at just 16, then the sky really is the limit for her career."