AGENCIES, New Dehi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined the long list of celebrities to send their best wishes for the Indian women’s team ahead of their blockbuster ICC Women’s T20 World Cup final against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday. The match begins at 12.30 pm.
Harmanpreet Kaur and her troops secured a place in the championship clash after rain washed out their semi-final against England on Friday. India went through on the basis on finishing top of their group.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison sent a message to PM Modi on social media ahead of the final, expressing his happiness over the prospect of a great match between two massive cricketing nations. He then went on to say that Australia will get the better of India.
Morrison’s post read: “Hey @narendramodi – Australia v India in the final of the Women’s @T20WorldCup in Melbourne tomorrow. Two great teams in front of a mega crowd at the MCG. It’s going to be a big night and superb match! And Australia all the way.”
PM Modi appreciated this message from Morrison and he agreed with him by saying it can’t get better than India and Australia meeting in the final. However, like his Australian counterpart, Modi backed his own nation to come out victorious.
The PM’s post read: “G’day @ScottMorrisonMP ! It doesn’t get bigger than the India vs Australia Final in women’s @T20WorldCup tomorrow. Best wishes to both @BCCIWomen and @AusWomenCricket and greetings on Women’s Day. May the best team win. Like the Blue Mountains, MCG will also be Blue tomorrow!”
This is the first time India will feature in a T20 World Cup final and they will be looking to go the distance against defending champions Australia. Indian eves will be high on confidence as they are unbeaten in the tournament so far and also managed to get the better of Aussies in the group stage.
If the final gets washed out, and no result is attained by the pre-decided time, then the match will be restarted on Monday, which is kept as the reserve day. In case, the reserve day also gets washed out, then the two teams will be sharing the trophy.