Tue. Jun 25th, 2024

Mahika Gaur is just not your typical 17-year-old.

Not many cricketers, not to mention youngsters, can say they’ve made two worldwide debuts. Oh, and he or she’s 6ft 3in, offering that killer peak and tempo that batters will come to worry in time.

Her first worldwide debut got here on the age of 12, for the United Arab Emirates in opposition to Indonesia in Bangkok. And on Thursday she made her second, for England in opposition to Sri Lanka at Hove.

Naturally, there was just one factor England instructed her – to be herself and hold doing what she had been doing beforehand.

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“England hold reminding me that nothing modifications” Gaur asserted in her pre-match interview with Sky Sports activities. “What I’ve finished to get here’s what I have to proceed.

“I mustn’t go too removed from my sport which is attempting to take wickets, swing the ball and hold being courageous.”

Regardless of pummeling rain thwarting England’s plans in Sussex, Gaur tailored in her position.

She delivered an ideal late outswinger to safe the treasured scalp of Sri Lanka skipper Chamari Athapaththu because the hosts received a rain-affected sport by 12 runs on DLS.

With the climate denying Gaur a passable full bowling innings – Sri Lanka’s reply was restricted to 6 overs – the left-arm seamer will probably be keen for an additional style within the second sport of the three-match collection at Chelmsford on Saturday, reside on Sky Sports activities from 2pm.

England captain Heather Knight stated of Gaur’s debut after the younger seamer recorded figures of 2-16 from two overs: “Mahika was sensible on debut.

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Heather Knight praised debutant Gaur for taking her first worldwide wicket beneath difficult situations

“We had a fast chat earlier than we got here out, had a transparent plan and he or she was in a position to execute it actually properly. She bowled a very good bouncer there which is good to see, utilizing all of her peak.

“She is an efficient bowler, one thing that could be a bit completely different for us.

“You do not often get that type of peak notably from a left-armer in girls’s cricket, and the actual fact she swings the ball late is admittedly spectacular ability.

“She is clearly an thrilling prospect and [it was] good to see her lastly make her debut and have some success.”

The Sky Sports activities pundits shared an analogous sentiment, with Tammy Beaumont and Charles Dagnall excited for the what the long run holds.

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Watch highlights as England beat Sri Lanka by 12 runs on DLS within the first T20 worldwide at Hove

Beaumont, who was very important participant throughout England’s 8-8 Ashes draw in opposition to Australia earlier this summer time, stated of Gaur: “I feel her peak helps.

“She is a very uncooked expertise and I feel there may be extra within the tank by way of pace she will collect.

“She has a very good wrist place, will get swing early on [in the innings] and causes plenty of issues. It’s arduous to get on prime of her.”

Former Leicestershire and Warwickshire seamer Dagnall declared that Gaur has “a lot promise, a lot potential, and quite a lot of high quality”.

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He stated: “I’ve been watching her for a few years now. She has obtained a beautiful repeatable motion, her wrist place is so good.

“As a result of she has obtained that peak, she will get bounce from a barely fuller size than anyone else, so it might probably shock batters. I want to see her use that a bit of bit extra, present the batters she has obtained that up her sleeve.

“There may be a lot to love about her. Pure peak, a bit of little bit of tempo, and I feel she will add to that, however she is 17 years outdated. That’s one thing to sit up for over the approaching years.”

Watch the second T20 worldwide between England and Sri Lanka, from Chelmsford, reside on Sky Sports activities Cricket from 2pm on Saturday (2.30pm first ball). Stream with NOW for £26 a month for 12 months.

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