Pooja Vastrakar, at age 18, receives maiden call-up for Indian women's team, named in squad for South Africa tour

Pooja Vastrakar, an 18-year-old fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol, has been included in the 16-member senior women's cricket team that will tour South Africa

PTI, January 12, 2018

Indore: Pooja Vastrakar, an 18-year-old fast bowler from Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol, has been included in the 16-member senior women's cricket team that will tour South Africa next month.

File image of Pooja Vat with India A teammates. Image courtesy: Twitter @Vastrakarp25

File image of Pooja Vastrakar with India A teammates. Image courtesy: Twitter @Vastrakarp25

The Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA) on Thursday complimented Vastrakar terming her selection as an "auspicious" sign that women players were emerging from non-urban areas.

MPCA Secretary Milind Kanmdikar told PTI, "Pooja belongs to an area where basic amenities for cricket players have been lacking. So it is commendable that she secured a place in the country's women's team."

He said it is an auspicious sign for the state's cricket that women players are emerging from non-urban areas.

Pooja is a part of Mithali Raj-led Indian team that will play three One-Day Internationals, starting from 5 February, and five T20s in South Africa.

Updated Date: Jan 12, 2018

T20 LEAGUE POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Punjab
6 5 1 0 10
2
Chennai
5 4 1 0 8
3
Hyderabad
6 4 2 0 8
4
Kolkata
6 3 3 0 6
5
Rajasthan
6 3 3 0 6
6
Bangalore
5 2 3 0 4
7
Mumbai
6 1 5 0 2
8
Delhi
6 1 5 0 2



Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 5313 121
2 South Africa 5154 117
3 New Zealand 3886 102
4 Australia 4599 102
5 England 5029 97
6 Sri Lanka 4374 95
Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 7595 123
2 South Africa 6912 117
3 England 7496 117
4 New Zealand 7081 114
5 Australia 6376 112
6 Pakistan 4877 96
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 3763 130
2 Australia 2513 126
3 India 4341 121
4 New Zealand 3013 116
5 England 2402 114
6 South Africa 2551 111

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