Six months before the start of the Women’s World T20, not many would’ve considered the Indian team good enough to have a shot at the title. Placed in a group alongside Australia and New Zealand, only a miracle would take them into the semi-final. This was the situation after they were outplayed in the T20I Tri-series at home and lost in the T20I edition of the Asia Cup for the first time ever. But things changed dramatically since head coach Ramesh Powar took over from Tushar Arothe.
Under Powar’s stint, India injected youngsters into the side which laid the road to improving their tactical game, especially in the T20I format. They have made some brave decisions such as keeping Mithali Raj out of the equation that too at a big tournament like the World T20. India made it to the semi-final of the tournament for the first time in four editions after knocking out New Zealand and upsetting Australia in the group stage. However, their journey came to an end when they lost to England by eight wickets in the semis.