Rising Star Shweta Sehrawat Discusses Her U19 World Cup Experience and Aspirations with the UP Warriorz


Emerging as a bright talent in the realm of women’s cricket, Shweta Sehrawat has swiftly climbed the ranks, making a mark in both the under-19 scene and senior cricket. The young cricketer’s journey from vice-captain of the Indian women’s team that clinched the first-ever U19 T20 World Cup to her astonishing record-breaking innings of 242 runs for Delhi in the Women’s senior trophy exemplifies her prowess on the pitch.

At the age of 20, this Delhi native’s bat has spoken volumes of her talent, which has transcended beyond U19 cricket. As a stellar performer for India, she captained the team that won the Emerging Women’s Asia Cup—a testament to her leadership abilities and skill on the field. Her remarkable 242-run knock against Nagaland is a feat that remains unparalleled, etching her name as the highest scorer in an organized match among Indian women cricketers.

Shweta’s dominance was further highlighted during the U19 T20 World Cup, where she became the leading run-scorer with an impressive tally of 297 runs across seven matches, maintaining an extraordinary average of 99. The limelight, however, has not shifted her focus from her ultimate goal: to don the national colors for the senior Indian team. Currently, Shweta is honing her skills with the UP Warriorz camp in the WPL, preparing herself for the grand stage of Indian cricket.

In an in-depth conversation with India TV, Shweta opened up about her experiences with the UP Warriorz and reflected on her growth as a cricketer and leader. When asked about her time with the UP team, Shweta expressed the special feeling that comes with sharing a dressing room with such accomplished players. According to her, it’s an invaluable opportunity to learn and improve, underpinned by the supportive and insightful exchanges that happen both on and off the field.

The versatility of Sehrawat is evident in her batting positions; she started in the middle order during her initial cricketing days, but once provided an opportunity to open, she seized it firmly. Now, adapting to the middle order role for the UP Warriorz, Shweta showcases her ability to cope with changing positions seamlessly, attributing her success to her early playing days and the experience she has built up over time.

Leadership is a role that Shweta has grown into naturally. She fondly recalls the pride she felt leading a talented group of players in significant tournaments. Her leadership skills were refined through numerous matches prior to the U19 World Cup, where she embraced the captaincy and the associated pressures which she believes bring out her best performance.

Among her role models are cricketing stars Ellyse Perry and Danni Wyatt, whom Shweta admires deeply. She values the interactions with these legends and acknowledges the influence they have had on her game. By studying their techniques and replicating their shots, she is constantly learning and evolving as a cricketer.

Shweta Sehrawat’s tale is one of ambition, skill, and a clear vision for the future. The record-breaker and team leader holds the traits that spell out a promising cricketing career ahead. As she continues her journey with the UP Warriorz in the WPL and sets her sights on the senior Indian cricket team, it’s clear that Shweta Sehrawat is not just a name to remember, but one to watch as she strides confidently on her path to cricketing stardom.

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