Women’s World Cup 2022 – Despite a head injury, Smriti Mandhana has been cleared to compete in the main event

Smriti Mandhana, India’s opening batswoman, has been approved to compete in the next Women’s World Cup, which begins on March 4. This is great news for Team India, as they were probably concerned about perhaps their greatest batter’s fitness after he was knocked in the head by Shabnim Ismail’s bouncer during the warm-up match against South Africa.

Smriti Mandhana had earlier continued to bat despite being hit but had to be replaced after a few overs due to injury. According to an ICC report, the southpaw did not experience any concussion symptoms after being observed for a period of time and has thus been permitted to play for India.

“Mandhana is in good spirits and will feature in India’s continued preparation for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup. Mandhana was assessed by the team doctor following the incident and was originally declared fit to continue, only to retire hurt an over and a half later after another consultation. The left-hander felt no concussion symptoms according to the medical staff at the time, nor experienced delayed effects from the incident,” the ICC report said.