Cricket is the most-watched sport in India. But compared to men’s Cricket the hype of Women’s Cricket is less, but in recent years Women’s Cricket in India has changed massively. Various buzz and conversations are spreading all over social media related to our women cricketers, especially during the recent Women’s Cricket World Cup held in New Zealand.
If we talk about women’s cricket in India, there is no such real fan following. There are a limited number of viewership and sponsorships in the women’s cricket matches. Not just in India, but these issues also surround International women’s cricket. Things got changed in the Indian women’s cricket team after players like Smriti Mandhana, Shafali Verma, Harmanpreet Kaur, and Mithali Raj brought the revolution by showing their talents and performing better and better day by day in the International matches. Witnessing these players live in action many young Indian girls are inspired to take up the sport.
But is the way to the Indian Women’s Cricket team smooth enough?- definitely not, as you have to face the challenges and have to be mentally prepared to overcome all these challenges to move forward. With more interest in this game, more participation comes which increases the competition to a huge extent so you have to be mentally prepared enough to stand out from the rest of the others.
You have to be passionate about the game, otherwise, it will be impossible to keep playing at the highest level, without passion and love you cannot reach the highest level, and you will find yourself suffering among the others.
There are certain requirements that you have to follow to build a successful career in women’s cricket. If you find yourself confused about where to start, this article is for you. We will guide you properly on how to be a part of the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. Which measures do you have to take during the process and what to avoid in the path of the journey? Stick with us and read the full article to know more about this.
You have to face different kinds of challenges which you have to face and have to overcome them. Adding this don’t forget about the past, you must look back at the milestones which you have accomplished successfully, it will give you motivation and will make you strongly believe in yourself. Here are some details to become a successful women cricketer in India.
Don’t listen to the myths
The first step to moving further to becoming a professional Women Cricketer is to ignore the myths which you will hear from society. Society will say you nonsense myths that don’t make any sense. They will say girls have weak bodies they can withstand injuries during the game, cricket is a boy’s game, playing cricket will make you look like a boy, and many more. Not just your society your parents and guardian will also say this to you, so don’t listen to them and start with the training, to move one step further from the others.
Any sportsperson is not determined by their gender, whether they are girls or boys then can play each and every types of game they want to play or want to pursue their preferred sport as a career. So if you have dream in your eyes, ignore them let them speak, and come out from the rotten ideas of society and carry on with your practice and training.
Tighten the muscles with hard training
To play cricket, to hold a bat, and to hit a huge six one has to be physically strong. So start training your muscles and body to get fit and strong.
Start from the very basics and increase the level of difficulty as you are getting familiar with it. Keep a balanced diet and fix a gym routine which will later transform into a habit, it will keep you healthy and fit.
choose a proper category
As you are training hard daily to become a successful cricketer doesn’t mean that you have to be a cricketer only. You can also be a training instructor for girls in any school or in any sports association. You will guide them and train them properly to become fit and healthy for their cricket match.
Following this, you can also start your own coaching center, where you will guide your students and train them to how to become successful cricketer and train them to join the Indian Cricket Team.
Identify which role suits best for you, where you are comfortable and happy to serve. Move forward with the specific category with which you are comfortable. This is the very beginning of the learning phase, you will constantly improve and learn new things along with gaining more and more experience. So don’t stop with one thing, keep hustling and keep learning.
These are some very basic steps that you should follow. Following are some details about how to join the National Women’s Cricket Team.
perform well in school cricket and in the district-level cricket
Here it comes the ultimate journey to becoming a professional cricketer, starting with school cricket, trying to perform better and better each day to promote yourself and to rank yourself. Your performance in district-level cricket will decide whether you are going to move forward or not, give the best version of yourself to get a promotion and you will get a chance to play for the State team and thus enter the domestic cricket scene.
As one enters the domestic system then she will face more challenges and the way to the National Women’s Team will get more complex. The amount of domestic or first-class tournaments played in the country for men’s cricket is more than the total number of tournaments played for women’s cricket. For men’s cricket, there are Ranji Trophy, a four-day tournament, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, a T20 tournament, the Vijay Hazare Trophy, and a one-day tournament in their domestic season. While compared to this women’s cricket have only T20 and one-day matches, which results in a lack of match practice which affects their in-match performance.
The Women’s Senior One Day Trophy was started in 2006-07 when railways won the last edition. The Women’s Senior T20 Trophy is played by all the members of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). More than this there is also a Senior Women’s One Day Challenger Trophy which is more or less the women’s version of the NKP Salve Challenger Trophy, which was started in the 2008-09 season.
In the year 2022, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly and IPL Governing Council Chairman Brijesh Patel plan to launch a T20 IPL version for the women’s team which was later named as Women’s Premier League shortly known as WPL. T20 cricket is always exciting and the most watched cricket format in India, Women’s Premier League will become the pathbreaker for women’s cricket and it will also increase the popularity of women’s cricket in India.
Performing well will take you one step closer to the Indian Women’s Cricket Team. It is not an easy task to become a successful woman cricketer in today’s society, but it’s neither a hard task also. If you are passionate about this and are determined towards your dream you can achieve the position easily. Just remember always believe in yourself and don’t listen to others, have self-confidence and you will also get the opportunity to lead the women in blue.