Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir women's cricket is on the upswing as five members of JKCA's Senior Women Cricket team emerged as the All India toppers in the list of dot-ball bowlers in BCCI's Senior Women T20 Trophy, being held across various venues in the country.
Ambidextrous cricketer and left-arm Seamer Sarla Devi were on the number-1 spot with 101 dot-balls off 24 overs she bowled in her six group-stage matches, leaving behind ace bowlers of the country, vying for the top honours in this tournament.
Left-arm spinner Nadia Chowdhary and right-arm off-spinner Sandhya Sayal with 97 dot-balls each were in number-2 and number-3 spots respectively, while right-arm medium pacer Bismah Hassan was in 4th spot with 95 dot-balls and right-arm medium pace bowler Rubia Sayed with 91 dot-balls grabbed the 5th spot.
"To top any list at the National scene speaks volumes. Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties, especially, the shortest format of the game is totally unpredictable. One wicket, one ball or one shot here and there makes all the difference. For that matter, the dot-balls make a big difference in the results of the matches. Hats off to J&K women cricketers, who have made all of us proud," the JKCA statement said.
"Bowling good number of dot-balls portraits picture of the sheer dint of hardwork by the bowlers, hitting right areas consistently, sensing mindset of the rival batters and above all showing serenity and discipline at crucial junctures," said JKCA Women official said.
JKCA senior women teams qualified for the knock-outs in One-Dayers and won five out of the six matches in T20s, while juniors also scripted five wins out of six games in the only format they took part, besides two girls made it to the Challengers Trophy and three already got a nod of the National selectors for National Cricket Academy (NCA).