After a disappointing performance in the first match against England, the Indian women’s cricket team will look to bat better in the second T20 match to be held here on Tuesday. It might be difficult for Radha Yadav to play in this match. The medical team examines him.
After a disappointing performance in the first match against England, the Indian women’s cricket team will look to bat better in the second T20 match to be held here on Tuesday. In the first match at Chester Lee Street, the Indian batsmen knelt before the English bowlers.
Opener Smriti Mandhana said in the pre-match press conference: “After the first match we discussed some things. Obviously we haven’t played the kind of cricket we have played in the last few months. It was a bit disappointing but it was a bad day.”
Smriti echoed skipper Harmanpreet Kaur’s point of not having playable conditions after the first match at Chester Lee Street, but admitted that the team really needs to improve its batting, especially in the middle overs. He said: “Yes, the conditions were not so good in the first game and there were also spots on the away pitch, but we will not use that as an excuse.” must be improved. We didn’t do that in the first game.
Smriti admitted that Indian batsmen had a disappointing performance due to their lax attitude and that they should aim to keep the score in the range of 160 to 170 runs if they want to beat a quality team. Smriti said: “Looking at the standard of T20 cricket today, we need to score 160 to 170 runs to be safe. But it also depends on the nature of the wicket.” He said: “After the Commonwealth Games, I think it is Harman (Harmanpreet Kaur), Jemima (Rodriguez) or my responsibility to play for 20 overs. But this is T20 cricket, we have also included Hemlata and Kiran in the team. But you have to give him time to perform at this level.
Radha Yadav found it difficult to play in the second game
Radha Yadav’s play in the second match is questionable. He suffered a shoulder injury while trying to stop the ball in the second over while chasing England’s target. The 23-year-old left the field due to pain and his departure also meant India were short of a bowler.
Smriti said, “The medical team is still examining Radha Yadav’s condition. We will know about their availability before the match.
The squad is as follows: India: Harmanpreet Kaur (captain), Smriti Mandhana, Shefali Verma, Deepti Sharma, Pooja Vastrakar, Jemima Rodrigues, Sneh Rana, Renuka Singh, Meghna Singh, Radha Yadav, S Meghna, Tania Bhatia, Rajeshwari, Dylan Gaikwad , Dylan Gaikwad Hemlata, Simran Dil Bahadur, Richa Ghosh and Kiran Prabhu Navgire. England: Amy Jones (captain), Lauren Bell, Maia Bouchier, Elise Capsi, Kate Cross, Freya Davies, Sophia Dunkley, Sophie Ecclestone, Sarah Glenn, Freya Kemp, Bryony Smith, Issie Wong, Danny Watts. Timing: The match starts at 23.00 IST.
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