Fast bowler from Punjab, India, Moksha Chaudhary has been selected for the US women’s circket squad to play for the T20 World Cup Americas Qualifier. The event will begin in Mexico from October 18 to 25. Moksha could have realised her dreams some nine years back when she was considered for 2013 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, but she could not make to the squad. Now at 31, Moksha is finally seeing her dream come true. The US team will be playing against three countries – Brazil, Canda and Argentina in the qualifiers.
This is not the first time that Moksha will be playing for US, the bowler has been a constant presence in the USA national women’s camp.
She took part in the USA combine in 2018 which helped her learn about the structure of the US women’s cricket. Since then she has focused on developing her skills and fitness to be able to play in the national team and her hard work has finally paid off.
Moksha is not the only Indian on the team. Apparently the team giving backing to the playere having a subcontinental background. The 15 members women team will be led by Sindhu Sriharsha.
“The women’s game in the USA has strong support from those with a subcontinent background. We do have players from the Caribbean and other parts of the world as well, and most are residents in the USA.”
Moksha looks to Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur for inspiration
Moksha mentioned her idols who inspired her to excel in the sport. She took the names of Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur and also Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath.
“I have played a lot of cricket since moving to the USA. Although getting selected for the national camp is the highlight of my cricketing career in India, I watched and learned a lot from some of the greatest in women’s cricket like Mithali Raj, Jhulan Goswami, Harmanpreet Kaur, and a few others.”
The 31-year-old seems ecstatic about playing her first ICC event.
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