SLW vs INDW: What will be the impact of Mithali Raj-Julhan Goswami’s absence on Team India, says captain Harmanpreet
The Indian women’s cricket team is on a tour of Sri Lanka. Veteran players Jhulan Goswami and Mithali Raj will not be part of the squad for this tour. Captain Harmanpreet Kaur reacted. Captain Harmanpreet believes that this will be a great opportunity for the team. India’s most successful female batsman Mithali has recently announced her retirement while fast bowler Julhan has not been selected in the team.
Harmanpreet said, ‘We are working hard on our team, we have the best combination. We are going without senior players for the first time. So this is a good journey for us to make a fresh start. This is a great opportunity for all of us to form a team. I don’t think Sri Lanka will be an easy journey for us.
We have focused on giving more chances to young players: Harmanpreet
Harmanpreet, who has been captaining the T20 International team for a long time, has been given the responsibility of the ODI team. He stressed on giving opportunities to the young players in the team. The Indian captain said, ‘We will give opportunities to those young players who can field well and can try to take wickets consistently in the bowling of 10 overs. We try to do small things. We have NCA (National Cricket Academy) I have worked on these matters and we have a vision. We will try to get him on the field.”
Don’t think anyone can replace Mithali: Harmanpreet
India will play three ODIs and three T20Is in the tour starting June 23. When asked who will replace Mithali in the team, skipper Harmanpreet Kaur said, “We all know that she (Mithali) has done very well for women’s cricket and I don’t think anyone can fill the vacancy.” . If you talk about Mithali Di, I don’t think anyone will replace her.”
We will try to score more than 300: Harmanpreet
He said that the team will try to score 300 runs in ODIs on the tour. Harmanpreet said, ‘We had planned to do this in the World Cup. But we were able to reach only 270, 280 there. But on this tour we will try to score more than 300 runs.