Asian Games 2023 : According to Smriti Mandhana It is official that Smriti Mandhana, the current vice-captain of the women’s team, will represent India in the quarterfinal and semifinal matches of the Asian Games 2023. Due to Harmanpreet Kaur’s unacceptable behaviour against Bangladesh in the third ODI, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has banned her for two matches. Kaur shattered the stumps before criticising the referees throughout the game.
India won’t be seen again till the Asian Games after finishing its tour of Bangladesh. Kaur & Co. have automatically advanced to the Continental Games quarterfinals as a result of placing better in the ICC Women’s T20I Rankings. Without Kaur, Mandhana faces a monumental challenge in getting India to the Asian Games 2023 competition finals, which will be held in Hangzhou from September 19 to October 7.
Smriti Mandhana: Harmanpreet Kaur admitted wrongdoing and consented to ICC sanctions: Smriti Mandhana will now take the reins as the leader.Kaur has been penalised 50% of her match expenses for the Level 2 infraction for the unversed. Three demerit points were also assessed to India, which is hoping to overcome its trophy drought after failing to win any significant ICC Trophies in the previous two years, will suffer greatly from Kaur’s absence. India placed second at the Commonwealth Games, advanced to the T20 World Cup semifinals, and missed out on the 50-over World Cup’s last four rounds in 2022. Right-handed hitter. In addition to losing 25% of her salary for a Level 1 offence, Kaur was found guilty of violating article 2.8 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel because she made fun of the match umpires both during the game and during the post-match presentation.
The Women’s team has another chance at the Asian Games to put those setbacks behind them and bring home the trophy, but they will have to do so without Kaur for two knockout games.