J&K senior women’s cricket team suffered another crushing defeat in senior women’s One-Day league as they were outplayed Himachal Pradesh by 9 wickets at Cuttack.
It is 3rd straight crushing defeat for J&K in the league with its batting failing totally. Batting first J&K bundled out for 79 runs only. In previous 2 matches J&K were too slow to compete against its opponents. In this match J&K were bundled out for 79 runs only. JK lost opener Anju Devi for naught on very first ball of match. Jaspreet Kaur was second wicket to fall after scoring 20 with J&K score 28. Opener Bushra who had horrid time at the crease was 3rd wicket to fall on the score of 6. It was another super slow batting by her as it took her 44 balls to score 6 runs. The next in batswomen Meenu Slathia failed to open her account and got out for 4 balls duck. Sarla Devi was next to go after scoring only 11. It was another poor outing by Sarla for J&K. Rubia Syed tried her best to stay in the middle but lost her wicket on the score of 73. She made 29 off 41. J&K’s next four wickets fell for the score of only 4 runs with inning folding for 79. In reply Himachal Pradesh got to total in only 16.2 overs for the loss of only 1 wickets.
There are too many questions for selectors and JKCA to answer as team continue to give have such a poor show in national arena. It is third straight loss for J&K in the event. It is not the defeat but the manner of defeat that is worrying factor for everyone. Senior players have failed to perform once again and if one takes look at their career statistics it points towards the shaddy affairs of JKCA.
There is urgent need to overhaul the team bring in youth with keen eye on their performance.