Shafali Verma’s challenges are highlighted as India takes against Malaysia


In the second T20 encounter of the women’s Asia Cup on Monday, as a confident India prepares to destroy Malaysia, Shafali Verma couldn’t have asked for a simpler opponent to rediscover her mojo.

Harmanpreet Kaur and company will play against a Malaysian team that was routed by Pakistan by nine wickets in its opening match as a practise match.

Jemimah Rodrigues’ choreographed performance against Sri Lanka resulted in a convincing victory for India, who will now focus on preparing for the T20 World Cup in South Africa early next year.

Shafali, who has had a bad run, would like to start strong and would use this chance to adopt a different batting strategy as her natural game hasn’t been working lately.


Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Smriti Mandhana, Deepti Sharma, Shafali Verma, Jemimah Rodrigues, Sabbineni Meghana, Richa Ghosh (wk), Sneh Rana, Dayalan Hemalatha, Meghna Singh, Renuka Thakur, Pooja Vastrakar, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Radha Yadav, KP Navgire


Winifred Duraisingam (c), Mas Elysa, Aina Najwa, Ainna Hamizah Hashim, Aisya Eleesa, Dhanusri Muhunan, Jamahidaya Intan, Mahirah Izzati Ismail, Noor Hayati Zakaria, Nur Arianna Natsya , Nur Dania Syuhada , Nurilyaa Natasya, Sasha Azmi, Elsa Hunter, Wan Julia


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