In their last eight WODIs, the Indian women have lost six – four to South Africa at home and two to England. While captain Mithali Raj one day scored three half centuries in three games, only one won and in the other two her slowness at bat was wasted.
“We have to work on a lot of things, especially in the batting department. Going forward, the next seven months will be really crucial,” Mandhana said at a virtual press conference here ahead of the Cup. ODI world next year in New Zealand. .
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“We need to start getting good scores. If I’m talking about the ODI format, we need to start showing over 250-260 scores consistently starting with the stick, that’s something we need to work on,” he said. declared the elegant left-handed hitter. .
“And of course our bowling and pitch can become consistent. We’re probably a good performance (away) and then we get good, so I think we can be consistent in this department as well.”
India reached the WODI World Cup final in 2017 but missed nine points against England, choking under pressure in a 228 chase at the Lord’s.
Mandhana said the Australian series will be crucial in tightening up details ahead of the World Cup slated for March-April.
The Indian Women’s Cricket Team is scheduled to play against the Australian Women’s Cricket Team in September-October 2021, where they will play three ODIs, three T20Is and their first-ever Pink Ball Day / Night Test.
“The next seven months will be very crucial in preparing for the World Cup (in New Zealand). Of course the Australian series will be important in terms of preparation for the World Cup as well.”
Mandhana was speaking to reporters on the eve of their series-maker in the Three-T20I series which will mark the end of their month-long tour of England.
India led by Harmanpreet Kaur bowled brilliantly and played to the death to beat England by eight points to keep the streak alive.
Chasing 149, England lost six wickets for 31 races in the space of 5.4 overs, including three outings in the second T20I at Hove.
“The way we’ve come back over the past five innings, it showed the character of our bowlers and defensive players. That confidence will really help us give ourselves 100% to win the game tomorrow. But it will be a new one. The victory puts us in a position to design the multiformat series, ”she said.
England lead 8-6 in the multi-format series.
She also thanked Head Coach Ramesh Powar for making a positive impact, especially with the Bowling Unit.
“He had a great impact, especially on the bowling unit. Sir Ramesh was very helpful to us in the way we came back and the character that we showed.”
Mandhana further expressed concern that she and talented Shafali Verma were unable to convert their departures.
“For about two years now I’ve been opening with her in T20 format. It’s really exciting to open with her in all three formats. We know each other, have conversations. It really helps especially in T20 format. But we have to. work on how to continue until 15-16. ”
“We had discussions about intermediaries and death and how we can improve. Losing too many wickets at once pauses the execution rate and puts pressure on new hitters. is also produced in the previous formats. We all understood our mistakes and hope to correct them, “she said.
Mandhana praised experienced all-rounder Sneh Rana, who was a revelation in her comeback streak.
“Sneh’s return has been very inspiring to all of us. I was on the team when she was a member three or four years ago. To see her come back in all three formats in this way is truly commendable. adds a lot of batting balance, especially with his powerful hitting abilities. ”
She also praised 17-year-old Richa Ghosh, who impressed a lot after being asked to don the wicket goalkeeper gloves in the T20I series.
“She’s improved tremendously in her outfit. The way she worked hard on her outfit is reflected in her game. Taking the gloves for us in the long run can be helpful for the combination and balance of our team,” she declared. .
Test and ODI skipper Mithali Raj, as well as medium pace veteran Jhulan Goswami, who stayed behind for the T20I stage, were seen cheering the team on from the sidelines.
“They have a big impact in the locker room and bring a sense of calm, whenever they’re around. They get something different with their experience. They’ve really boosted our confidence,” she said.