Women’s T20 World Cup: Richa Ghosh becomes the only Indian in the nominations for the Player of the Tournament award

Richa Ghosh, a young wicketkeeper-batter, was the only Indian named to the Women’s T20 World Cup Player of the Tournament shortlist.

On Thursday, India lost a heartbreaking five-run semifinal match to five-time champions Australia in Cape Town. In South Africa, the 19-year-old shone as a finisher. She hit two 40-plus scores, including an unbeaten 47 against England that put her team within striking distance of victory.


Richa was only dismissed twice in five innings at the tournament and scored at a strike rate of more than 130, demonstrating her attacking prowess. She finished the season with 168 runs at an average of 68. She also impressed with her agility behind the stumps, taking a screamer to dismiss English opener Danni Wyatt.

The Australians on the list were skipper Meg Lanning (139 runs, average 69.50), wicket-keeper batter Alyssa Healy (171 runs, average 57), and all-rounder Ash Gardner (81 runs and nine wickets).

England was represented by all-rounder Nat Sciver-Brunt (216 runs, average 72) and spinner Sophie Ecclestone (11 wickets, 4.15 economy).