Indian women’s cricket team has roped in Devika Vaidya to replace injured Pooja Vastrakar for the remaining matches in the ICC’s women’s world T20.
A statement released by ICC announced that the Indian pacer won’t feature in the tournament anymore and will be replaced by Deviika Vaidya.
ICC explained that Pooja ‘sustained a knee injury during a warm-up match against West Indies ahead of the tournament, and has been replaced by spinner Devika Vaidya’.
ICC also stated that the ICC event technical committee comprising Geoff Allardice, Chris Tetley, Mel Jones, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Jennifer Nero and Roland Holder has permitted a replacement for her.
Vastrakar had previously missed the Women’s Challenger Trophy and the tour of Sri Lanka due to ankle injury. However she was declared fit just before the world T20 and was added in the Indian squad.
But she once again suffered an injury in the practice match against Windies and since then hasn’t featured in any game for India.
Vaidya is expected to join the team before the semi-final match which will be played on November 22.
Vaidya has featured in only one T20I game so far and that too was played in 2o14. In that game she gave away 30 runs in 3 overs. Her most recent ODI was against England in April this year.
Meanwhile, the Indian women team will take on the mighty Aussies in their last league match.
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India has remained prolific so far in the tournament with three wins in three matches. In the first game, India demolished New Zealand courtesy of skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s sensational hundred and in the next game, senior batter Mithali Raj paved way for India’s easy win against Pakistan.
India then defeated Ireland to book a place in the semi-finals and now will face Australia in their last league game.