Indian women’s cricket team captain Harmanpreet Kaur’s recent performance in white-ball cricket has become a cause for concern for both the team management and fans alike.
The 34-year-old veteran struggled to find form during India’s home series against England and Australia, failing to reach double digits in seven consecutive innings across T20Is and ODIs. In her last eight T20I innings and seven ODI innings, Kaur managed to score only 92 runs each.
With the Women’s T20 World Cup looming just seven months away, Kaur faces mounting pressure to deliver, particularly with the upcoming Women’s Premier League (WPL) 2024 on the horizon.
Former Indian women’s cricket captain Anjum Chopra highlighted the significance of this tournament for Kaur, emphasizing the expectations on her to lead both the defending champions, Mumbai Indians, and the Indian team. Chopra stressed the importance of Kaur’s performance in the WPL as an opportunity for her to regain form after her recent struggles.
When questioned about the possibility of a change in captaincy if India fails to secure another ICC trophy, Chopra suggested that management should first assess available resources before considering such a move.
As Kaur gears up to participate in the Women’s Premier League, all eyes will be on her as she seeks to rediscover her form and lead her team to success.