Commonwealth Games 2022 has started. This time women's cricket has also been included in this tournament. This is the first time that women's cricket is being organized in the Commonwealth Games. Earlier, men's cricket was given a chance once. Women's cricket will be played in the T20 format. The first match will be played between India and Australia in the tournament. The Indian team under the captaincy of Harmanpreet Kaur may have to face challenges.
Cricket was given a place in the Commonwealth Games for the first time in 1998. In 1998 16 teams took part. South Africa won the gold medal in this. While Australia won the silver and New Zealand won the bronze medal. Now this time the ICC and the England and Wales Cricket Board have included women's cricket in it.
India's first match is against Australia. This match will be of competition and Australia will be the most challenging for India in the whole tournament. The Indian team under the captaincy of Harmanpreet is fully prepared for this tournament. The most important thing is that 7 T20 World Cups have been played in women's cricket so far and 5 of them have been captured by Australia. So it can dominate the tournament.
The Australian team, captained by Meg Lanning, has performed well in the T20 format as well as in ODIs. The team has many great players, who are experts in changing the direction of the match.