India captain Mithali Raj and head coach Ramesh Powar have listed their goals from the one-day series against Australia on Monday and said playing as the best producer for next year’s Women’s World Cup is the best product.
Speaking about the need to play fearless cricket following the tour of England in July, Power said it was time for the team to start scoring 250 runs to compete with the likes of England and Australia, who have won 22 matches. In ODIs.
With former Julen Goswami not getting enough support from the other end, the team needs to improve on the crack shot.
Moving towards the World Cup as a team, batting unit, bowling unit, we have set some goals. We want to consistently score above 250. We plan towards that.
“In bowling we try to get the opponents out, so we try to use Julen Goswami as an experienced bowler who can always give us good openings in front of us and the seniors, we have to guide the youngsters and we expect them to lead the team,” Pawar said ahead of the series on Tuesday.
Mithali, who was the only batsman against England with three consecutive fifties, said he could move from fourth to third, as he did in the warm-up game, if the other players acted as expected.
“We’ll definitely be looking at World Cup additions and give players a little more playing time to match those roles, that’s our goal in the series, but the main thing is of course we’ve the best level to win every game we play.
“Playing with the best team before the World Cup is the best product we can get,” Mithali said.
Powell spoke about Shafali Verma’s progress in international cricket and Jemima Rodriguez ” return to form after an unforgettable moment against England.
“The way she played in England, we were happy. I think the 17-year-old should give us some breathing space. Did not push.
“We don’t want to cut her game, but we want to give her some more responsibilities and freedom, SS plays a key role.
“She spent a lot of time with Shafali, she also works on her sports and mental aspects, she’s played a hundred. She’s got a little bit of confidence from England. We can not forget that she is 17 years old.
As India face strong Australia in the one-day series starting on Tuesday, aiming to finalize their alliance ahead of next year’s Women’s World Cup, the lower-middle order is expected to be provided.
India have lost the series against South Africa and England, primarily due to poor batting and poor strike-rate savings for openers. The next challenge could not be harder than winning 22 matches with Australia.
He was not available due to an injury to the thumb of Harmanpreet Kaur
Unfortunately a few days ago she injured her thumb and was not available for the first game. The rest of the team is fit and will be available tomorrow, “Bower said before the game.
The lack of firepower for India from the home series against South Africa has been a problem and Power has made his expectations clear to the batsmen.
Depending on how the batting works, captain Mithali Raj will decide whether to bat three or four in the long run. With Harmanpreet injured for the starter, he is likely to stick to four to further assure the batting line-up.
The team has realized that Punam Rawat does not have the power and speed to create momentum in a drop position after the outburst of Shafali Verma and Smriti Mandana. The advantage for India would be Australia’s bowling line-up, which is not a very experienced one as the cricket board wants to manage the workload of players in a series.
So for Ellis Perry Annabelle Sutherland, Darcy Brown, Nicola Carey, Stella Campbell will be for the company in the absence of experienced fast bowler Megan Shutt and spinner Jess Jonason.
The Australian bowlers have made their intentions clear: as it became clear in the hot match, they are aiming to oust the Indian players.
The batting line-up of the South Indian stars will be the biggest challenge for the Indians.
In the warm-up match, Indian bowlers, leg-spinner Poonam Yadav and senior seamer Julan Goswami were out of tune as they scored 278 runs in 50 overs, more than the winning score in women’s cricket.