In the ongoing Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, India’s captain Harmanpreet Kaur became the first player to reach the milestone against Ireland.
Harmanpreet Kaur, the captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, became the first player in the history of world cricket to play 150 Twenty20 International matches when she took the field against Ireland in a Group B match during the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup on Monday. The match was part of the ongoing Women’s T20 World Cup.
In doing so, Harmanpreet surpassed her male counterpart, Rohit Sharma, who plays for both the Indian national team and Mumbai Indians in the inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL). Harmanpreet was purchased by Mumbai Indians in the inaugural WPL. In his career, Rohit has participated in 148 Twenty20 Internationals so far.
Suzie Bates of New Zealand is currently in second place on the list of female players with the most Twenty20 Internationals played, with 143. Shoaib Malik of Pakistan is currently in second place on the men’s list with 124 matches under his belt.
In the meantime, Harmanpreet is currently leading India in the Women’s T20 World Cup that is currently being played. India’s record is 2-0 after victories over Pakistan and the West Indies, but their most recent match was a defeat against England.
Since England has already secured a spot in the semi-finals, the only way for India to advance to the final four is for them to win their match against Ireland. However, India’s goal is to win their match against Ireland by a significant margin in order to improve their net run rate and move on to the semi-finals without having to face Australia.
As far as her own performance in the Women’s T20 World Cup is concerned, Harmanpreet has amassed totals of 16, 33, 4, and 13 so far in the competition. After the Women’s Twenty20 World Cup, Harmanpreet will take the helm of the Mumbai Indians in the first Women’s Premier League. The sum of 1.8 crores of Indian rupees was paid by MI to acquire Harmanpreet.