Indian women’s cricket team’s wicket-keeper Richa Ghosh took a stunning catch in the ongoing ICC women’s World Cup 2023 match against England in a crucial Group B game at St George’s Park, Gqeberha on Saturday. Richa’s catch sent back Danielle Wyatt on a golden duck and reduced England to 29 for three. As soon as this catch was taken Twitter was flooded with appreciation for Richa. Twitterati also said that her catch reminded them of former India captain MS Dhoni. Some RCB fans also praised the duo of Renuka Singh and Richa, who will be representing RCB in the upcoming inaugural season of Women’s Premier League 2023.
One-Handed Catch by Richa Ghosh#INDWvENGW pic.twitter.com/j2f02vxrPI— RVCJ Media (@RVCJ_FB) February 18, 2023
What a Catch by Richa Ghosh__
She is getting better day by day in batting & keeping.#INDvsENG#T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/4s9n7GtBOH— Asheesh (@Asheesh00007) February 18, 2023
Richa Ghosh also took a great catch while keeping — Ayush (@ayush08__) February 18, 2023
Terrific from Richa Ghosh! pic.twitter.com/SpsASna2Ke— Thirdman188 (@Thirdman188) February 18, 2023
Richa Ghosh took amazing catch _#Dhoni #T20WorldCup #INDvENG pic.twitter.com/5NtR9RKUPMTushar (@Tushar032000) February 18, 2023
Terrific from Richa Ghosh! pic.twitter.com/myzyJaG8Fv— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) February 18, 2023
WHAT A GRAB, RICHA GHOSH! ,#ENGvIND #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/lB0KaVDI3p— CricXtasy (@CricXtasy) February 18, 2023
Richa Ghosh does ms dhoni pic.twitter.com/8ZT8nb61h6— Akash Kharade (@cricaakash) February 18, 2023
Renuka Singh Thakur provided a great start with three big wickets!#INDvENG #INDwVENGw #England #T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/wSosrs1S8o— Jega8 (@imBK08) February 18, 2023
Renuka Singh to Wyatt, out Caught by Richa Ghosh!! Richa, you beauty! She’s pulled off a stunner.
ENGW 2/1 (0.4) CRR: 3#T20WorldCup2023 #T20WomensWorldCup @BCCIWomen #England pic.twitter.com/jOzrbwAi7z
— Shohini Sarkar (@sohinissd007) February 18, 2023
you love to see it! (what a fine catch from richa ghosh!) pic.twitter.com/BgKpBierOR— Tareque Laskar (@tarequelaskar) February 18, 2023
this renuka singh is better than any version of jhulan goswami — Rexy (@stfu_rexy) February 18, 2023
Renuka Singh Thakur is on fire, 3rd wicket in 3rd over against England in T20 World Cup. #indvseng #ENGvIND #WomensT20 #worldcup #T20WomensWorldCup pic.twitter.com/1MEHbGHtPa— Ashok Kumar (@AshokKumar2891) February 18, 2023
Renuka Singh Thakur Line & Length _ https://t.co/nAGswC7Chm
— Irfan Irru (@Irfan_irru_17) February 18, 2023
Renuka Singh (vs. England)
3-12-3__#T20WorldCup pic.twitter.com/cYeg0UltO1— JEET ANTHAL (@JEETANTHAL96) February 18, 2023
Earlier, India captain Harmanpreet Kaur decided to bowl against England. India made one change by bringing in experienced pacer Shikha Pandey in place of Devika Vaidya while the English team is unchanged from their last game against Ireland. Stakes will be high when the two teams walk onto the field as the winner will more or less finish on top of Group B, helping the side avoid five-time champions Australia in the semi-finals. The two teams last featured in a game that garnered controversy for spinner Deepti Sharma running out Charlotte Dean at the non-striker’s end to help India whitewash the ODI series.
This will further fuel the rivalry between the two sides who are considered to be the contenders for the T20 World Cup along with Australia. “We are going to bowl because of the weather and the conditions. Chasing will be a better option today. We have one change – Shikha comes in for Devika. The bowling has been a concern for us as we have given loose balls in the last two games and have to do better in that department. It is an important game and we want to keep doing what we have done till now,” Harmanpreet Kaur said after winning the toss.
“No, no problem (on losing the toss). I was also going to bowl first with a bit of rain around. The pitch is a little bit tacky. We are unchanged. We could be a little bit sharp in the field, give A bit more energy to the bowlers and the seamers set high standards. Every time we talk about going hard, it is about going hard for those conditions,” Heather Knight said during the toss.
India Women (Playing XI): Shafali Verma, Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues, Harmanpreet Kaur(c), Richa Ghosh(w), Shikha Pandey, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Radha Yadav, Rajeshwari Gayakwad, Renuka Thakur Singh
England Women (Playing XI): Sophia Dunkley, Danielle Wyatt, Alice Capsey, Nat Sciver Brunt, Heather Knight(c), Amy Jones(w), Katherine Sciver Brunt, Sophie Ecclestone, Charlotte Dean, Sarah Glenn and Lauren Bell.