During the third and final women’s ODI on Sunday, the bowlers under the Indian team will have to show a much improved performance against the Australian team, which is looking forward to its 27th win.
A somewhat no-ball call for the final delivery thrown by Julan Goswami found India on the wrong side in the second WODI.
The match was actually a hummingbird but Mithali Raj did not speak well of the outfit as she was unable to defend as big as 274.
There is a trend in cricket where the pages, which snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in close games like India on Friday, lose momentum and confidence in their next few matches.
Beth Mooney, who opened in the absence of Rachel Haynes with Talia McGrath and Nicola Carey, said the way he snatched the game would hurt for a long time. And they could have done it easily without the contribution of one of their best batsmen, Alessa Healy and the iconic Captain McLanning.
With the exception of Goswami, who is in his own league, India’s bowling attack has not been delivered throughout 2021. This is due to the fact that the Indian cricket board failed to find a suitable new ball partner for Goswami after the departure of Amita Sharma. A scene from a decade ago.
Shika Pandey is a very hard worker, but Goswami has never been able to measure up to the level of a regular partner, and the likes of Mansi Joshi, Pooja Vastragar and Monica Patel can never be trusted.
Niranjana Nagarajan has been kept in the fridge by the cricket system and Meghna Singh is still green and needs time to deliver.
Spinning sector India’s strength but strong opposition teams have now scaled back on how Poonam Yadav will play her loop leg breaks, making her largely useless.
Deepti Sharma, at least in bowling, was consistent, but a restrained bowler without the ability to run through an opposition.
Knowing that there are not enough good alternatives on the horizon, one can feel a little complacency to Yadav who seems to have taken her place casually.
Tito for Deepti, The overall game has not improved a bit in the last four years since the 2017 WODI World Cup. She is still stuck in the middle overs losing team speed, which happens even after playing in all the major T20 leagues around the world.
Mithali, who is facing heat due to his pedestrian strike rate, said the big question is how he can lift the team.
He scored a lot of half-centuries late, but saved one of England’s biggest hits, most of those runs increased to more than 20,000 international runs without much help to the team.
If India had lost the series 0-3, they would have lost nine of their last 11 50-over matches, which would not have been the best product of the WODI World Cup in New Zealand early next year.
Mithali and Deepti are the two weakest links in this batting line-up when it comes to scoring runs in a quick clip. Over the past year they have wasted bad innings and put too much pressure on other batsmen and the bowlers below have made the bowling attack even harder.
The Indian captain’s run-out after scoring 8 off 23 balls was able to revive what he had lost after the dismissals of Smriti Mandana and Richa Ghosh Shafali Verma.
If Harmanpreet Kaur is available, it will be good, but the Indian vice-captain is also in a bad position, so no one knows how much difference it will make in a situation like this.
India: Mithali Raj (capt), Harmanpreet Kaur (vice-captain), Smriti Mandana, Shafali Verma, Punam Rawat, Jemima Rodriguez, Deepti Sharma, Sne Rana, Yastika Patia, Tanya Patia (wicket-keeper), Shika Pandey, Julen Goss, Pooja Vastragar, Rajeswari Kayakwad, Poonam Yadav, Richa Ghosh, Ekta Bisht.
Australia: McLanning (capt), Darcy Brown, Maidlan Brown, Stella Campbell, Nicola Gary, Hannah Darlington, Ashley Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Tahlia McGrath, Sophie Molinux, Beth Mooney, Ellis Berry, Georgia, Georgia
Match IST starts at 5:35 p.m.