The Indian team has done well so far in the ICC Women T20 World Cup. The Indian team, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, won all four of their matches in the league stage and advanced to the semi-finals, topping Group A. India semi-final match was scheduled to be held in Sydney on Thursday against second-placed England women cricket team in Group B, but it was canceled due to rain. This match did not even toss.
It has been reported that there is a possibility of 15-30 mm of rain on thursday and in such a situation the match can be canceled. Unfortunately there is no Reserve Day for the semi-finals. In such a situation, it is important to know that if the match is canceled without playing a single ball, then which team will directly enter the final. Before that, let us tell you how India traveled and entered the semi-finals.
India journey to the semi-finals
The Indian team defeated Australia by 17 runs in their first match. Then India, led by Harmanpreet Kaur, defeated Bangladesh by 18 runs in their second match. Team India played their third match in the group stage. The Indian team defeated New Zealand by 3 runs in a thrilling match. After this, India defeated Sri Lanka by 7 wickets with 32 balls to spare.
Travel to England
England team was in Group B. They suffered a 6-wicket loss to South Africa in his first match of the tournament with 2 balls remaining. After this, England led by Heather Knight made a comeback and beat Thailand by a huge margin of 98 runs. England then maintained the winning momentum in their third match and defeated Pakistan by 42 runs. After this, in their last league match of Group B, England defeated West Indies by 46 runs to enter the semi-finals.
India direct entry to the finals
The first semi-final of the ICC Women T20 World Cup between India and England was canceled due to rain on Thursday. The full advantage of this was for the Indian team, which reached the final straight. The Indian team was at the top of their group, due to which they got a chance to go straight to the finals. Indian team led by Harmanpreet Kaur reached the final of the ICC Women T20 World Cup for the first time. According to tournament rules, the team that tops the group will get priority.
What will be the new champion?
Similar to India and England, the weather may hit the other semi-finals of the day. The second semi-final of the ICC Women T20 World Cup is to be played between hosts Australia and South Africa. If this match is also canceled due to rain, then South Africa will reach the final directly. In fact, South Africa topped Group B while Australia was second in Group A after India. In this way, the world will get a new champion in the final in Melbourne on Sunday, because both India and South Africa have not won the ICC Women T20 World Cup title even once.