The Commonwealth Games are going to start from 28 July in Birmingham, England. At the same time, it will end on 8 August. India is going to participate for the 18th time in the Commonwealth Games which started from 1930. This year, with 108 male and 107 female players, India will participate in a total of 15 sports, including cricket. This time Women Cricket has also been given a place in the Commonwealth Games.
India has won a total of 503 medals in the last 17 editions out of which 135 have come in shooting. In such a situation, India will definitely miss shooting in the Commonwealth Games 2022. However, India will have medal hopes from players like PV Sindhu, Neeraj Chopra. Women's cricket is going to be organized for the first time in the Commonwealth Games. Women's cricket will be played in the format of 20-20 overs. India is also sending its team for this event, which is going to be led by Harmanpreet Kaur.
The Indian women's cricket team was announced on July 11. Haranpreet Kaur will captain India. Cricket has returned after 24 years in this tournament. The last time cricket was a part of it was in 1998. This time only women's teams will participate in the Commonwealth Games. Edgbaston, famous for Test cricket, will have cricket matches. Eight teams will appear in the tournament.
India Group A with Australia, Barbados and Pakistan. Sri Lanka, England, New Zealand and South Africa have been placed in Group B. Team India will start its campaign against Australia on 29 July. The top two teams from both the groups will advance to the semi-finals.