The 38-year-old stalwart of Indian women's cricket was one of the 12 sportspersons to receive the Khel Ratna, the country's highest sporting honour, this year.
It was also the India’shighest successful run chase to date and helps build confidence ahead of next year’s World Cup. Quite poetically, it was veteran Jhulan Goswami who scored the winning runs.
Australia had thrashed India by nine wickets in the first ODI of the three-match series which was played on Tuesday.
India badly needs Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandhana to fire to put pressure on Australia after receiving a nine-wicket hammering in the opening match of the three-game series.
Australia's leading women's wicket-taker across all formats, Perry, was recovering from a hamstring injury and hence did not feature in a single ODI in 2020.
Indian women's cricket team 'somehow' getting by in 'tiny rooms' of government quarantine in Brisbane
The official told that rooms are too small at the government's institutional quarantine facility with players somehow managing to do light training.
The All-India Senior Women's Selection Committee on Tuesday picked the squads for India Women's upcoming tour of Australia.
Gargi Banerjee has been named as the manager of the Indian women's team for the upcoming tour of Australia.
Save skipper Mithali Raj, whose strike-rate is also not the most impressive, others like Harmanpreet Kaur, Deepti Sharma, Taniya Bhatia, and Punam Raut have struggled.
Having already lost the ODI series, India will be aiming to win the dead rubber on Saturday to gain some momentum ahead of the T20 series.
Former Indian cricketer Saba Karim said to make women's cricket grow faster a 'more professional approach'.
Shafali is the fifth-youngest player overall in the list which includes players like England's Sarah Taylor and Australia's Ellyse Perry.
This ODI series against England could help India narrow down its players for the women's ODI world cup to be held next year.
I've always encouraged Shafali Verma to play her natural game: India women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj
India women's ODI skipper Mithali Raj has said she always encourages teen sensation Shafali Verma to play her natural game.
Always wanted to don the whites, finally got to live my dream: Deepti Sharma on playing Test cricket
Deepti made her debut in the longest format against England last week when India locked horns with the hosts in a one-off game.