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Women's T20 World Cup: Pooja Vastrakar ruled out of semis, Sneh Rana comes in

Indian all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been ruled out of semi-final clash against Australia with Sneh Rana coming in as her replacement.

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Pooja Vastrakar and Sneh Rana celebrates the former's runout of Suzie Bates (Source: ICC/Twitter)


The Bridge Desk

Updated: 23 Feb 2023 1:08 PM GMT

Indian premier all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar has been ruled out of the semi-final clash against Australia in the ongoing Women's T20 World Cup.

The all-rounder is ruled out due to an upper tract infection ahead of the crucial contest.

Vastrakar featured in all of India’s group-stage games. The medium-pacer has picked up two wickets at a bowling average of 44.5 at the tournament so far.

Off-spin bowling all-rounder Sneh Rana will replace her in the Indian squad. The ICC Event Technical Committee has approved a replacement player request from the BCCI, confirmed International Cricket Council.

Sneh Rana featured in 47 internationals including 24 T20Is and she come into consideration for the cut-throat semi-final on Thursday.

Indian camp has been hit by fitness and injury right before a crucial clash. Earlier, Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur and Pooja Vastrakar were admitted to a local hospital on the grounds of illness.

While the air around Pooja Vastrakar is clear now but the situation of Harmapreet Kaur is still not clear.

All-rounder Radha Yadav is also facing fitness issues and India will be in deep trouble as these issues will force the management to tinker with already set team combination.

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