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Cricket World Player of the Week - Poonam Yadav

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For her magical bowling against Australia in the opening fixture of the ICC Women's T20 World Cup, Poonam Yadav is the Cricket World Player of the Week.

It was Poonam Yadav's effort of 4 for 19 which handed India a 17-run victory against Australia. These are the 3rd best bowling figures by an Indian at Women's T20 World Cup.

Yadav bamboozled the Australians with her googly which they found hard to pick. She was on a hat-trick at one point and would have created history had Taniya Bhatia not missed a catch. Yadav bowled 14 dot balls in her 4-over spell which tore through the Australian middle order.

Poonam is the highest wicket-taker for India in T20Is with 89 wickets in 63 matches. The spinner was the joint leading wicket-taker for India with eight dismissals in five matches in the ICC World T20 in 2018.

India continue to rely heavily on their spin quartet to bring them success in Australia and Poonam is leading the pack. Poonam has the ability to bowl in the powerplay and does a great job of tossing up the ball, which generally brings her wickets - heaps of them.

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