Harmanpreet believes SL series a great preparatory tour for Commonwealth Games 2022

Azhar Mohamed

Azhar Mohamed

Author| Jun 23, 4:05 AM

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Team India are gearing up for their first series in the post-Mithali Raj era, with the star batter announcing her retirement from the game a fortnight ago. The team will now be led by Harmanpreet Kaur and will play Sri Lanka Women in 3 T20Is and as many ODIs. 

Speaking about the team in a pre-match interaction, Harmanpreet Kaur stressed on the need for batters to be flexible with the batting order with the side having many openers. 

"We have a lot of openers in the side. When you come to the India side, you have to be prepared to bat at any number and they are ready for it. That's what you need from your batting order."

The skipper also added that this will be a great preparatory tour and the team will look to provide all players with opportunities as they prepare themselves for the Commonwealth Games 2022.

The team coach Ramesh Powar too, echoed the same opinion and said that the team will be looking to get their playing combinations right.

 "We will freeze down a playing combination, which will take part in the Commonwealth Games, so that we are confident of walking into the tournament and players will be confident that they are going to play the first game," he said.

Meanwhile, Harmanpreet Kaur was also asked about Jemimah Rodrigues's role in the side with the player receiving a call-up after being dropped from the side for the ODI World Cup. The skipper backed the player and said everyone will get chances.

"Jemimah is truly an experienced player. She will definitely play a crucial role in the T20 series."

The first match between the two sides starts today, June 23.

  • Harmanpreet Kaur
  • Mithali Raj
  • Jemimah Rodrigues
  • SLW vs INDW 2022

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