Eight players from countries like Pakistan, New Zealand, South Africa, Australia and West Indies have participated in the ongoing ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup in New Zealand, who are also mothers off the field.
As Pakistan captain Bismah Maroof celebrated her half-century against Australia by imitating a baby in front of her newborn daughter Fatima, new mother and West Indies leg-spinner Effie Fletcher on Friday dedicated her first wicket in the tournament to her son. did. The day after his 35th birthday.
Fletcher’s seven-month-old son Audie Henry is back home in the Caribbean as his mother returns to the World Cup stage. Fletcher celebrates by saying ‘hi baby’ while pretending to be on a video call to his son after taking the wicket of Bangladesh’s Fergana Hoque at the Bay Oval. His teammates waved and smiled at the family away from home, saying that Fletcher was around him in New Zealand.
Hawke’s dismissal marked the beginning of the collapse, which saw Bangladesh reduced to 60 for three while chasing 141 runs. Fletcher’s disastrous bowling continued as he took the outside edge off veteran campaigner Rumana Ahmed’s bat and was caught by Sheaman Campbell for a five-ball duck. ,
On the very next ball, Fletcher lbw Ritu Moni, adding her for the match. A review could not spare Ritu, but Fletcher, with 3/29, was setting up West Indies’ four-run victory.
With the bat, Fletcher was part of a crucial eighth-wicket partnership of 32 runs with Campbell, which was West Indies’ highest partnership until the wicketkeeper-batsman added 36 runs for the ninth wicket with Karishma Ramharack.
Fletcher’s 28-ball 17 allowed Campbell to score more freely as he dug to stop the slide, ending the innings with an unbeaten 53 off 107 balls, with his runs in a narrow stance. proved crucial to the victory.
“It’s fantastic. When you look at the women’s sport nowadays, you see a lot of changes are happening and it’s been fantastic that she’s been able to be a mom and come back. It speaks to her dedication “She’s probably 30-something at the moment. So it’s wonderful that it’s becoming a regular occurrence that women can leave the sport and give birth and come back knowing they have that support.” Hayley Matthews asked Fletcher to cap her comeback after motherhood.
“It’s great to have her back. We saw what kind of player she is today and we as always expect only good things from her moving forward.” If Mathews is to be believed, Fletcher will have more chances to pick up wickets and bring in video call gestures. Taking wickets in the World Cup.
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