India's women's cricket team put on a dominant display against West Indies in the T20I tri-series on Monday, securing an eight-wicket victory to continue their preparations for the Women's T20 World Cup, which is set to take place from February 10 to 26. The Indian captain, Harmanpreet Kaur, was pleased with the performance of her team, especially opener Jemimah Rodrigues, who remained unbeaten on 42 off 39 balls, helping India complete a paltry chase of 95 in just the 14th over with eight wickets in hand.
Harmanpreet was also impressive herself, finishing the match unbeaten on 32 off 23 balls. She praised Jemimah's performance and noted that the team still has areas they need to work on, but overall, their batting was good. Harmanpreet also pointed out that the tri-series final against South Africa is a great opportunity for the team to finalize their playing eleven ahead of the World Cup.
Off-spin all-rounder Deepti Sharma was the player of the match, putting in a fantastic performance of 3/11 in four overs, restricting West Indies to just 94. Deepti said that she enjoys playing and doesn't feel pressure, instead she just bowls according to the conditions and is supported by the captain and management.
West Indies captain Hayley Matthews was proud of her team despite missing the cut for the final, saying that there were a lot of positives to take from the match. She noted that the team will take some time to recover from injuries, but they will come back stronger for the T20 World Cup, where anything can happen.
In conclusion, India's women's cricket team continued their preparations for the T20 World Cup with a comfortable victory over West Indies. The team's performance was highlighted by Jemimah Rodrigues' batting, Deepti Sharma's all-round display, and Harmanpreet Kaur's captaincy. India now has one final match to fine-tune their playing eleven before the World Cup starts in just a few days.