Smriti is Kohli of women’s cricket: Scott Styris

Mithali Raj and Smriti Mandhana are arguably the two best Indian women cricketers as they have lived up to the reputation of being the most successful players for the team in recent years. While Mithali Raj is regarded as the Lady Sachin Tendulkar of women’s cricket, Smriti earned a new nickname from the former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris.

Smriti Mandhana

Former New Zealand cricketer has reserved the highest respect for Indian women’s opener Smriti Mandhana by comparing her batting talent to that of Indian skipper Virat Kohli, who is arguably the best batsman in the cricketing globe at the moment.

Despite the fact that Smriti Mandhana failed to convert her single-digit score to a big one in the T20 World Cup opener against Australia in Sydney on Friday, she is still one of the best for India as she has been simply phenomenal in recent years.

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During the T20 World Cup fixture between India and Australia, Scott Styris, who was doing the commentary duties, added that Smriti Mandhana is the Virat Kohli of women’s cricket. “She’s (Smriti Mandhana) the Virat Kohli of women’s cricket. And will be remembered as someone who changed women’s cricket much like Viv Richards did a long time ago in men’s cricket,” Styris added.

Smriti would be looking forward to the next competitive match when India women take on Bangladesh women at Western Australian Cricket Association in Perth on February 24 (Monday).

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