Dayalan Hemalatha's journey in international cricket epitomizes the essence of perseverance and eventual triumph. It was a moment long overdue when she finally got her chance to shine brightly in the recent series against Bangladesh Women, leaving an indelible mark, particularly in the second T20I. In a match affected by rain, Hemalatha showcased her batting skills with a remarkable innings, scoring a blazing 41 runs off just 24 balls, a pivotal contribution that propelled India past the DLS Par score and secured victory.

Her road to this significant moment commenced during the Senior Women’s T20 Trophy in October, where she caught the eye with her performances for Railways. Hemalatha's impressive tally of 199 runs in 6 innings, at an impressive strike rate of 130.06, included a standout knock of 98 runs off 61 balls, underlining her ability to deliver under pressure. The Women’s Premier League provided another platform for her to shine, with her explosive 74-run innings against the Mumbai Indians, after being promoted to no.3 in the batting order, further solidifying her credentials as a formidable batter.

While her initial stint in the 2022 Asia Cup did not yield significant results, Hemalatha's hard work eventually bore fruit, earning her a recall to the Indian squad for the series against Bangladesh Women. Although she was sidelined in the first T20I, Hemalatha seized her opportunity in the second game with a stellar innings of 41 runs, adorned with 5 fours and 2 sixes. She put in consistent performances throughout, with her knock in the 5th T20I, where she notched up a confident 37 runs off 28 balls, reaffirming her value to the team.

Hemalatha's consistent performances and promising display throughout the series underscore her potential as a pivotal player in the Indian squad, hinting at a bright and enduring future ahead.