Senior Women’s One-Day Cricket Tournament: J&K suffer 7th defeat, end campaign winless

J&K women’s cricket team ended its Senior Women’s One-Day league campaign winless, as they were beaten by Odisha by five wickets after being bundled out for 45 run total at BOSE Ground, Cuttack on Thursday.
Senior Women’s One-Day Cricket Tournament: J&K suffer 7th defeat, end campaign winless
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J&K women's cricket team ended its Senior Women's One-Day league campaign winless, as they were beaten by Odisha by five wickets after being bundled out for 45 run total at BOSE Ground, Cuttack on Thursday.

It was another humiliating outing for the J&K senior women's cricket team in the event as they had previously suffered six consecutive defeats.

Batting first after winning the toss, J&K bundled out for 45 runs in 19.1 overs. Rubia Syed with 10 runs was the highest scorer for J&K, only one to reach double figures. J&K innings included four scores of naught. For Odisha, Sujata Malik took four wickets while as Priyanka three.

In reply, Odisha raced to target in 7.4 overs for the loss of five wickets. Priyanka with unbeaten 14 was highest scorer for them. For J&K, Bisma Hassan took three wickets while as Sarla Devi two.

It was seventh defeat for the J&K in the event while as one match was abandoned and teams shared two points each. The performance of the J&K team in the whole team has been below par with team suffering huge defeats and being outplayed in every match.

In the first match, J&K were defeated by Jharkhand by 132 runs while as in second match it suffered 85 run defeat against Madhya Pradesh. In the third match, Himachal defeated them by nine wickets while as Assam emerged winner by 55 runs in fourth match. In the fifth match, Uttar Pradesh outplayed J&K by eight wickets while as team Rajasthan beat J&K by 27 runs in sixth match. The seventh match against Hyderabad was abandoned.

With seven defeats from eight matches, J&K finished at bottom of the points table in the Elite Group C.

Despite repeated failures and below par performances, J&K Cricket Association did nothing and continued with same team and players for the whole campaign. It puts serious question on the selection procedure and the ability of team management.

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