15-year-old Shafali Verma in India eves T20 squad

Updated: Sep 06, 2019, 09:18 IST | PTI |

Verma, whose ability with the bat has impressed many, has been selected in the Indian team for the first three games of the upcoming five-match T20I series v South Africa

Shafali Verma
Shafali Verma

Rookie batter Shafali Verma, all of 15, yesterday became one of the youngest to be picked in the Indian women's cricket team, her arrival coinciding with the departure of the long-serving Mithali Raj from the T20 scene.

Verma, whose ability with the bat has impressed many, has been selected in the Indian team for the first three games of the upcoming five-match T20I series v South Africa. A little over five feet tall, Shafali was chosen following her good performances in the Women's T20 challenge earlier and at the age-group level this year.

The youngster has a strike rate of 150-plus in the under-19 and under-23 category domestic events.

Besides effectively wielding the willow, she also bowls off-breaks.

England's illustrious cricketer Danielle Wyatt has also praised the talented Verma, calling her a “superstar” in the making.

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