Mithali Raj, BCCI Women Squad
Veda Krishnamurthy was dropped. (Credits - Getty Images)

India entered their maiden final of the Women’s T20 World Cup in an unusual manner, thanks to the rules set by the International Cricket Council (ICC).

With no reserve day allotted, India entered the final as they topped their group, by maintaining a clean record in the preliminary stage of the tournament. India will face the most successful team — Australia — in the summit clash.

I’m a big believer in destiny: Veda Krishnamurthy

Indian Women Cricket Team, BCCI, ICC Women's T20I World Cup
Indian Women Cricket Team. Credits – Twitter

Krishnamurthy is a firm believer of destiny and she believes India were rewarded for playing well in the group stage of the T20 World Cup. She also added, the weather was not in their hands.

“It’s all about destiny, and I’m a big believer in destiny. I feel like this is the way it was meant to be. There is a joke going around that this World Cup is made in such a way that it’s helping us, starting from the wickets to everything else,” she was quoted as saying by the tournament’s official website.

“Being in the final is just reward for the way we played in the group stages. There was an advantage to having won all our games with the weather not in our hands.”

Tough ask for India in the women’s T20 World Cup final

Michael Clarke, Australia Women's team,
Australia Women’s Cricket team (Image Credits: Twitter)

It will be a tough ask for India in the summit clash, even though they are unbeaten in the tournament, as they will face the defending champions Australia. The Aussies are the most successful team in the T20 World Cup — with 4 titles — but have been beaten by India in the inaugural contest.

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has send some words of inspiration for the India women’s cricket team ahead of the final. The batting maestro wants them to give their best without taking any pressure.

Tendulkar, who has immense experience of playing at big stages, however said that it is easier said than done.