The Women’s IPL 2023 has started making headlines as the inaugural edition is considered to be the next big thing for Indian Cricket. Indian Women’s Cricket Team has been making progress but they are failing in crunch situations of the match due to which they are not able to win championships.
Teams like England & Australia have been performing exceptionally well in ICC events due to their franchise leagues. In the recently concluded England T20i Series, the Women in Blue were seen struggling as the team lost the T20I Series by 2-1. They also lost the Commonwealth final against Australia which was a heart-wrenching defeat.
Sushma Verma on ICC knock-out matches
Indian Wicket-keeper batter Sushma Verma was having an interaction with ANI and was asked about ICC tournaments. “There is always a scope for improvement. This is a team that has won many extra-ordinary matches. You cannot win every game. This is how we take it. It is important if we are learning from our mistakes or not. IPL will play a big role.” said Sushma Verma.
“ We will get exposed to big, pressure situations where we are lacking. When we will conquer such situations in IPL, better results will be visible internationally. We have talented players who have not got the exposure at the international level.” she stated.
Sushma Verma on IPL
The wicket-keeper batter was asked about the upcoming IPL season. “It is gonna be beneficial. I am excited, everyone is , and domestic cricketers are. I have been a part of exhibition games (Women’s T20 Challenge) for three seasons. I have played with overseas players and have learnt a lot. But the competition will improve, and games will increase.” said Sushma Verma.
“It will be better for domestic players, who have got no exposure till yet. Every state has 4-5 players who deserve to be in IPL, at big stages. It can also bring that change to Indian cricket where we secure financially.” she added.