Meghna Singh made her T20 International debut, India's playing XI in the first cricket match of the Commonwealth Games

Meghna Singh made her T20 International debut, India's playing XI in the first cricket match of the Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games started in Birmingham. On the first day, many athletes from India are showing their strength in different events. The Indian Women's Cricket Team is also in action on the first day. India's match is going on against Australia (IND vs AUS). Meghna Singh has also been given a place in the playing XI of Team India in this match. This is his first T20 International match.

Right-arm fast bowler Meghna Singh has played 14 ODIs and one Test match so far. Meghna has 14 wickets in ODI cricket and 2 wickets in Tests. He made his debut in international cricket only last year.

It is worth noting that for the first time cricket has been included in the Commonwealth Games. However, only women's cricket has been given a place here. There is a good chance for the Indian team, who returned empty-handed in this year's World Cup, to overcome their frustration in the Commonwealth Games. A medal is being expected from the Indian team here.

In the first cricket match of the Commonwealth Games, Indian captain Harmanpreet Kaur won the toss against Australia and chose to bat first. Australia has been the World Cup-winning team this year. In such a situation, the competition with this team will be no less than an ordeal for India. However, cricket experts are telling both teams to be equally competitive.

Here is the playing XI of both teams:

Indian women's team: Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Yastika Bhatia (wk), Harmanpreet Kaur (c), Jemima Rodriguez, Harleen Deol, Deepti Sharma, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gaikwad, Meghna Singh, Renuka Singh.

Australian women's squad: Alyssa Healy, Beth Mooney, Meg Lenning, Tahila M.Kgraf, Rachel Haines, Ashley Gardner, Grace Harris, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Megan Schutt, Darcy Brown.