India Women vs Ireland Women, ICC Women’s World T20: India captain Virat Kohli wished Harmanpreet Kaur-led India women’s team ahead of their clash against Ireland, where they will look to seal their semi-finals berth. Kohli, in his video message also urged sportsmen like Sunil Chhetri, Rishabh Pant and Saina Nehwal to root for them. Kohli’s post was captioned as, “We’re on our way to the semi-finals.. and it’s time to back Team India to bring home the World Cup! #JerseyKnowsNoGender💪
I nominate @RishabPant, @NehwalSaina, @chetri_sunil11 and all of you to join in. Wear your jerseys and strike the pose to cheer them on! 👍
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In the video, Kohli is also seen wearing the blue national jersey.
Earlier, Rohit Sharma had also wished the women’s team the very best ahead of their tournament opener against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, the Women in blue have not lost a single match in the tournament and will start the game against Ireland as outright favourites. Harmanpreet and Mithali have been in good form with the bat. On the other hand, Ireland would hope to win their first match in the tournament.
India: Harmanpreet Kaur (Captain), Smriti Mandhana, Mithali Raj, Jemimah Rodrigues, Veda Krishnamurthy, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia (WK), Poonam Yadav, Radha Yadav, Anuja Patil, Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastrakar, Arundhati Reddy.
Ireland: Laura Delany (Captain), Kim Garth, Cecelia Joyce, Isobel Joyce, Shauna Kavanagh, Amy Kenealy, Gaby Lewis, Lara Maritz, Ciara Metcalfe, Lucy OReilly, Celeste Raack, Eimear Richardson, Clare Shillington, Rebecca Stokell, Mary Waldron.