India are scheduled to play just one collection earlier than the Girls’s World Cup early subsequent yr however ODI skipper Mithali Raj feels the workforce is getting the most effective preparation attainable forward of the mega occasion.
Within the final 9 months, India hosted South Africa earlier than taking part in a three-match collection in England and Australia. It misplaced all three collection however made the mighty Australia work actually exhausting for it and in addition ended its 26-match successful streak within the third ODI Down Beneath.
India will play World Cup hosts New Zealand earlier than the ICC occasion in March-April.
“We’ve performed three greatest groups since March and it has given us good preparation. Gamers have performed home cricket and in addition within the Girls’s Massive Bash so they’re getting recreation time which is an important factor.”
“We’re attending to play in New Zealand earlier than World Cup which can be good,” stated Mithali after a partnership between KFC and Indian Deaf Cricket Affiliation was introduced right here on Wednesday.
India, which was unable to publish 250 plus scores, did that twice within the Australia collection and chased down 265 within the closing ODI.
“Whenever you play towards a robust workforce in its yard you attempt to give your greatest. Although we misplaced the collection, the matches have been very shut. We scored 270 and chased 270 odd, if we are able to try this persistently we might be among the many greatest sides in world cricket,” stated Mithali.
Center-order batting wants enchancment however Mithali stated all departments should fireplace as a unit whether it is to win the World Cup.
“We bat as a unit so you’ll be able to’t pinpoint one space. There are occasions when prime order failed and the others carried out. As a unit if we glance to publish whole then it can assist. If we give attention to one space like center order then it turns into an excessive amount of of a burden for that specific slot.”
India completed runner-up in 2017 when not many anticipated it to however expectations might be excessive this time.
“There weren’t sufficient expectations again then. Now in 2021 gamers have gotten expertise and received plenty of publicity with the T20 leagues. Total we’ve got younger gamers however they have sufficient publicity. It’s simply of matter of gelling properly as a workforce.”
“Each match might be totally different there. The faster we learn our opponents the higher it will likely be for us,” she added.