Openers Punam Raut and Smriti Mandhana have exactly two noticeable knocks each, but a dry spell otherwise has directly impacted the batting that follows. A loss against White Ferns will shatter India's semi-final hopes at the ICC Women's World Cup 2017.
(Web Desk) - Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli became a laughing stock on social media when he posted the picture of another woman cricketer to congratulate Indian women's team captain Mithali Raj for completing 6000 ODI runs in the match against Australia in the women's World Cup. England, Australia and South Africa are already in the last-four stage. On the bowling front, pace spearhead Jhulan Goswami has looked a pale shadow of herself in the tournament so far and the Indians would be relying on their spinners - Deepti, Ekta Bisht, Harmanpreet and Poonam Yadav to take the responsibility on their shoulders.More news: BigBoss' Tamil version row: Hindu Makkal Katchi protests outside Kamal Haasan's residence
Only Mithali has been consistent with the bat for India in this tournament.
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Currently, four of the three positions have been confirmed and India, which is at the fourth position on the points table will need the win to maintain their position. "Amelia Kerr has been brilliant, she continues to surprise us", said New Zealand skipper Suzie Bates. On the other hand, New Zealand's first visit to Derby was a washout and the second resulted in a heavy 75-run loss to England recently, both of which directly propelled them into this do-or-die situation.