Senior Indian opener Rohit Sharma has extended his best wishes for the Women-in-Blue who are playing the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup. The Indian team will start their T20 campaign against New Zealand on Friday at the Providence Stadium in Guyana.

Ahead of the tournament opener, Rohit Sharma took to Twitter to share a video and wrote, “ICC #WT20 starts tonight and we all are backing our girls! 🇮🇳.”


In the video, Rohit Sharma said he was optimistic of the women’s team performance and was sure that the team would bring home the World Cup.


Harmanpreet Kaur-led team India will aim to emerge from the shadows of their winless past and lift their maiden T20 title.


Team India have never won a World T20 title. Their best performance came in 2009 and 2010 where they made a semifinal appearance. In the last three tournaments, the Women-in-Blue have failed to go past the group stage.

After their first game against New Zealand women, India will take on arch-rival Pakistan on November 11.

India squad:

Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Taniya Bhatia (wk), Ekta Bisht, Dayalan Hemalatha, Mansi Joshi, Veda Krishnamurthy, Smriti Mandhana, Anuja Patil, Mithali Raj, Arundathi Reddy, Jemimah Rodrigues, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Poonam Yadav.