BIRMINGHAM: Versatile India Pooja Vastrakar has recovered from COVID-19 and is expected to join the women’s cricket team at the Commonwealth Games.
Vastrakar and S Meghana had to stay in India after contracting COVID-19 ahead of their scheduled departure.
While Meghana played against Pakistan on Sunday, Vastrakar will be available for the final league game against Barbados on August 3. His presence balances the team’s combination.
“She will arrive later tonight,” a source from the Indian Olympic Association (IOA) told PTI.
After a disappointing loss in their first game against Australia, the Indian side led by Harmanpreet Kaur beat their Pakistani rivals by eight wickets.
One of India’s standouts against Pakistan was the all-rounder Sneh Rana, who won two wickets in the same match in her return leg.
“It’s a special feeling – everything we planned in the net sessions worked. It’s always special when you play against Pakistan, but it’s also just another game,” she said. said after the game.
Regarding the Edgbaston crowd, which is believed to be a record crowd for a neutral women’s cricket match played in England, she added: “It’s fun to play in front of a huge crowd, when some of them are cheering you on. I could hear some of the fans borderline clapping for my name and that was really good.